Department of Emerging Viral Infections
The team has established long term collaborative
relashionships with Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative,
Baylor College of Medicine Texas, USA, conducting common
projects in the field of HIV/AIDSÂ such as:
- 1999-2009 Development of a Virology Core laboratory for pediatric HIV infection (funded by National Institutes of Health, USA, subcontract no 2P30AI 36211) in order to support and facilitate multidisciplinary AIDS-related research activities. This includes infrastructure development (administrative, research support services, communication systems), coordination of basic science and clinical investigators, and fostering of new collaborations and educational programs.
- 2006-2007 "Diversity and fitness of maternally transmitted HIV1", fundedÂ by Baylor UTH Houston Center for AIDS Research andNational Institutes of Health, USA which intend to examine whether the length and extent of glycosylation of the HIV1Â envelope V1V2 domain influnece its competitive replicative capacity.
- 2002-2004 Pediatric HIV in Romania:Â A Prognostic Cohort Study of Laboratory Markers funded byFogarty International Center(grant no. 1RO3TW 05702-01), with the aim of determining the prognostic factors of HIV disease progression and survival in a previously defined cohort of HIV infected teenagers
2005-2008- CEEX project 17/07/10/2005: Key elements in the control strategy of respiratory viral infections in swines â€“ identification of ethiopathogenic diferences between circulating viral strainsProject director: S.N. Institutul Pasteur -Dr. Andrei Popovici, Partener: Institutul de Virusologie "St.S. Nicolau": Simona RuÅ£Äƒ
2006-2008 CEEX project 158/2006 Molecular mechanisms involved in the development of diagnostic systems and therapy of HCV infection- project director- INCDM Cantacuzino, Dr. Gabriela Oprisan , Partener: Institutul de Virusologie "St.S. Nicolau" Simona RuÅ£Äƒ
2005-2006- Grant of the Romanian Academy Evolutive particularities of the HIV1-subtype F- viral envelope, in the evolution of HIV infection, project director : Simona Ruta
2005-2007- Reasearch theme of the Romanian Academy- The role of multiple antiretroviral resistrence in the therapeutical failure of HIV infected patients (Evaluarea rezistentei multiple la antiretrovirale in esecul terapiei bolnavilor infectati cu HIV)- director Simona Ruta
2005-2007- Prioritary project of the Romanian Academy- Virological criteria for tratrment monitoring in HCV infection (Proiect prioritar al Academiei Romane Criterii virusologice pentru monitorizarea ÅŸi prognosticul tratamentului Ã®n hepatita C)-director - Simona Ruta
2004-2006 VIASAN, Molecular diagnosis in the evaluation of the incidence of sexual transmited diseases such as chlamydia and mycoplasmasâ€