Media coverage:


1) News release NIBIO site:


2) Dr Catalin Lazar: interview on Radio Romania Cultural about viruses, vaccination and SARS-Cov-2 pandemic (June 13th, 2020).


3) The SmartVac project was presented as part of the Talent and Effort show, broadcast by the Trinitas TV channel (February 5th, 2021).



4) #WomeninScience - What does it mean

to be researcher-woman in România?




















5) TV show: „Academia Română - Prezentul continuu”, broadcast Saturday, May 15th, at 13:30, #TVR3.



















6) Dr. Norica Nichita contributed to the „Research in the spotlight” podcast organized by UEFISCDI, with an ample presentation of the SmartVac project, (December 13th 2021): Research in the Spotlight Episode - 2


































7) January 13, 2022: Norica Nichita: Oral communication to the Students' Section of the Serbian Society for Molecular Biology: “Challenges and Prospects of Plant-Derived Oral Vaccines against Hepatitis B and C Viruses” (online).


8) SmartVAc project was presented in the Society for Experimental Biology Magazine. The article titled "New Plant Science for Enhanced Human Health" emphasizes the distinct role of plant properties in cost-effectively producing antigens on a large scale. Read the article here starting with the page 22. 



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EEA Grants (2014-2021)

Next Generation Viral Hepatitis B and C vaccine development in plants and algae using advanced biotechnological tools


Project Acronym: SmartVac

Duration: 48 months


Funding: 1.500.000,00 euro















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