Director of the program: Prof. Dr. Dan Florin Mihailescu (

Honorary Director: Prof. Dr. Maria - Luiza Flonta (

FENS contact: Prof. Dr. Violeta Ristoiu ( )

The Master in Neurobiology is an interdisciplinary program in the field of neurosciences.

Main objectives of the program

  • To offer theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform neuroscience research
  • To prepare the students for integration in the work field
  • To prepare the students for enrolling in a PhD program

Competencies acquired during the Master in Neurobiology program

  • Ability to understand neurocognitive, neurobiological, neurophysiological, neuropsychological and neurobiophysical processes
  • Ability to perform a critical analysis on a scientific paper, from methods to data, by interpreting the information in a broader scientific context
  • Ability to plan a scientific experiment in neuroscience
  • Ability to use laboratory techniques in the neuroscience field
  • Ability to apply ethical guidelines in research
  • Ability to learn independently, to use scientific databases, to analyze and organize scientific literature
  • Ability to work in a team, according to deadlines
  • Ability to write a summary or a complete scientific paper
  • Ability to present scientific data in front of an audience made of specialist or of lay people
  • Ability to apply neuroscience knowledge in other fields and in diverse working environments

Who can apply for the Master in Neurobiology?

Graduates from an accredited licensed program (3-4 years long) in the field of biology, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, psychology, biotechnology, biophysics, medical physics, mathematics, educational sciences, philosophy, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, law, who have an interest in developing the knowledge and abilities in the field of neuroscience.

Graduates from other master programs can apply to this program only on paid places.

Hiring possibilities for graduates

  1. Universities, institutes and state-owned or private laboratories oriented on medical and biological research, fundamental or applicative
  2. Teaching staff in the undergraduate schools or universities
  3. PhD Students in Romania or abroad through fellowships in collaboration with University of Hamburg, University of Verona, University of Florenta
  4. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy labs by obtaining alternative psychotherapeutic techniques for psychologists with a licence to practice
  5. Laboratories of food control in food industry and public health institutes
  6. Laboratories of production and control for pharmacological products, medications, cosmetic products
  7. Laboratories for physical, chemical and biological analyses associated with factories like bread, beer, wine (and other fermented products) or dairy industry
  8. Companies selling equipment and laboratory reagents

Number of places

Budget 15

Tax 35

Research activity takes place in the center for Neurobiology and Molecular Physiology

Admission exam in September 2020 will have two steps:

  1. A written exam

Single choice questions test:

a) Neurobiology (Synaptic transmission; Flonta 2007, Purves 2018)


b) Etology (Aggressivity, Lorenz)

2. An oral exam

Short presentation (maximum 10 min) of the original part of the graduation thesis

Presentation must contain: Introduction, Working hypothesis and goal, Methods, Main conclusions and perspectives


Research and teaching staff:

  • Prof.dr. Luiza Flonta
  • Prof.dr. Dan Mihailescu
  • Prof. dr. Alexandru Babes
  • Prof.dr. Speranta Avram
  • Prof. Violeta Ristoiu
  • Prof. Beatrice Radu
  • Assoc. Prof. Bogdan Amuzescu
  • Assoc. Prof. Carmen Strungaru
  • Assoc. Prof. Dana Cucu
  • Assoc. Prof. Maria Mernea
  • Assoc. Prof. Livia Petrescu
  • Assoc. Prof. Tudor Selescu
  • As. dr. Alexandru Deftu
  • As. dr. Roxana Gheorghe