Simona Clichici

“Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Simona Clichici is PhD in Medicine and Professor of Physiology at 'Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 2007 she became the coordinator of the in vivo Research Laboratory at the Physiology Department. She has practical experience and many published papers concerning in vivo experimental design of different pathological conditions (ex. liver fibrosis, diabetes mellitus), oxidative stress and cytotoxicity assessment, study of the nanomaterials’ effects on living organisms (citotoxicity, oxidative stress, inflammation, apoptosis), protective effects of different natural compounds, photodynamic therapy and carcinogenesis. She was the coordinator of 2 national grants, one of them regarding the toxicity of carbon nanotubes and the author/co-author of more than 100 papers, all of the concerning experimental studies on lab animals.

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In the last decade, nanomaterials have become a double-edged sword. On one hand, nanomaterials have proven their limitless potential not only for technological applications, but also for medical ones. On the other hand, the increasing use of these nanomaterials has raised concerns regarding their safety for environmental and human health, due to their potential toxicity. The toxic effects of nanomaterials depend on their type, surface geometry, diameter, length and function. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evidence-based overview of nanomaterial toxicity, from their synthesis and characterization, environmental impact, tests to assess their toxicity in vitro and in vivo, ways to modulate their impact on living organisms, to their beneficial use in biomedical applications.

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