• Seminars

Science outreach: “Scientific discoveries: How it’s made”. Colegiul Național “Gheorghe Lazăr”, Bucharest, Romania. 31/01/2023. Workshop held in the framework of American Councils for International Education Romania (link)


  • Presentations

Staicu LC. “Progress on selenium and arsenic biomineralization: the case of extracellular respiration in bacteria”. Granada-Münster Discussion Meeting (GMDM), Granada, Spain (link). 30/11 – 02/12/2022

Staicu LC. “Shewanella sp. O23S: Respiration to biominerals”. Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée (IMM), Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines (BIP), Marseille, France (link). 17/11/2022

Staicu LC. “Microbial outsourcing: Biomineralization to bioremediation”. Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement (LBE), INRAE, Narbonne, France. Host: Jean-Philippe Steyer (link). 27/10/2022

Staicu LC. “Interplay between arsenic and selenium biomineralization”. Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain. 22/04/2022

  • Conferences (*presenter)

Staicu LC*. “Progress on understanding the biomineralization of selenium in Shewanella sp. O23S”. Selenium Summit, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (online). 25-26/10/2022

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ, Molnár, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JLR, Baragaño D, Pósfai M. “Arsenic and selenium biomineralization: biominerals to bioremediation”. Jena Remediation Colloquium “Microbes matter: Environmental systems”, Friendrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany (oral talk). 29-30/09/2022

Staicu LC*. “Colorful biominerals: the case of Shewanella sp. O23S”. Online symposium “Membrane proteins involved in extracellular electron transfer” (oral talk) (link). 29/09/2022

Staicu LC*, Wójtowicz PJ, Molnár Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JL, Baragaño D, Pósfai M. “Shewanella sp. O23S: Biominerals to bioremediation”. Geomicrobiology Network Research in Progress, University of Huddersfield, UK (oral talk) (link). 30/06-01/07/2022

Staicu LC*, Wójtowicz PJ, Molnár Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JL, Baragaño D, Pósfai M. “Industrial microbial mat-sourced Shewanella strain: versatile polymetallic and anaerobic respirer”. B10films “Ecology meets Technology” conference, Leipzig, Germany (oral talk) (link). 9-11/05/2022

Staicu LC, Wójtowicz PJ, Molnár Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JL, Baragaño D, Pósfai M. “From biominerals to bioremediation: the case of Shewanella sp. O23S”. 17th Winter School in Mineral Sciences, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary (oral talk) (link). 28-09/01/2022

  • Seminars

Staicu LC. “Despre textul stiințific” (“On scientific text”). Faculty of Journalism and Communication, University of Bucharest, Romania (Science outreach for BSc students) (oral talk). 16/03/2022



  • Conferences (*presenter)

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ, Baragaño Coto D, Pósfai M, Molnar Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JLR. “Shared or separate? Co-respiration of arsenic and selenium by Shewanella sp. O23S”. New Topics in Mineralogy 2: The mineral–microbe interface through time and space, Mineralogical Society (here) (poster). 1-2/12/2021

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ, Baragaño Coto D, Pósfai M, Molnar Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JLR. “Cysteine-enhanced bioremediation of a polymetallic, arsenic- and selenium-laden industrial effluent”. Selenium Sommit21, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA. (online) (oral talk) 26-28/10/2021

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ, Baragaño Coto D, Pósfai M, Molnar Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JLR. “Bioremediation of a polymetallic, arsenic-dominated industrial effluent using Shewanella sp. O23S”. Symposium on Remediation “Biogeochemistry of minerals and strategic metals in re-mediation and energy transition”, Jena, Germany (online) (oral talk). 26-28/10/2021

Staicu LC*, Ruiz-Agudo E, Wojtowicz PJ, Pósfai M, Molnar Z, Baragaño Coto D, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JLR. “Shared or separate: co-respiration of As and Se by Shewanella sp. O23S”. 12th Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzyme (MOTEC) conference. Marseille, France (online) (here) (poster). 27/09-01/10/2021

Ruiz-Agudo E*, Staicu LC, Wojtowicz PJ, Pósfai M, Baragaño Coto D, Gallego JLR. “Reverse osmosis effluents: biogeochemical and mineralogical investigation”. Goldschmidt2021 (here) (oral talk). 05/07/2021

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ, Pósfai M, Pekker P, Gorecki A, Barton LL. “PbS biomineralization: novel microbial detoxification strategy”. Minerals in the Natural and Built Environment, Mineralogical Society GB & Ireland, Newcastle, UK (here) (oral talk). 14/06/2021

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ. “Selenium biomineralization in bacteria: fundamentals and biotechnological applications”. 16th Winter School in Mineral Sciences, – “Minerals and Life”, Veszprem, Hungary (here) (oral talk). 22-23/01/2021

  • Seminars, presentations and webminars

Lecture (BSc): “Journey into microbial biominerals”. Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain. 24/11/2021

Workshop (MSc & PhD): “How to get your article published”. Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain. 16/11/2021

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ. “Microbial biominerals: uncharted waters”. University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary. 24/08/2021

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ. “Biominerals: towards new biological functions”. Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP), France, 02/07/2021

“FEMS Microbiology Ecology webminar on microbes vs metals”, Contribution Staicu LC: “Microbial biominerals” (here). 08/04/2021

Staicu LC. “Bioremediation and recovery of metals resulted from industrial activities”, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain (here). 25/02/2021

Staicu LC. “Selenium biomineralization: the trade-offs of bacterial respiration”. BioGeo-Colloquium, Institute of Geosciences, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany (here). 26/01/2021



  • Conferences (*presenter)

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ et al. “Metal stress – biomineral remedy”, 5th Conference on Microbial Stress, Rome, Italy (here) (oral talk). 16-18/11/2020

Staicu LC*, Charlet L. “FGD effluents: mineral (re)source”. Selenium Summit 2020: A Forum for International Collaboration in Industrial Water Treatment Applications. Electric Power Research Institute, USA, (link) (oral talk). 21-22/10/2020

Staicu LC*, Barton LL. “Selenium respiration in bacteria: energy trade-off”. FrenchBIC Meeting, Obernai, France (link) (oral talk). 11-14/10/2020

Staicu LC*, Wojtowicz PJ, Gorecki A, Barton LL. “Recovery and characterization of PbS using a novel strain of Bacillus“. EuroMicropH meeting, Cost Action CA18113 (“Understanding and exploiting the impacts of low pH on micro-organisms”), Lisbon, Portugal (link) (oral talk). 12-14/02/2020

  • Seminars

Staicu LC, Wojtowicz PJ. “Bacterial biomineralization”, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland. Host: Prof. Jerzy Weber (link). 29/09/2020

Staicu LC, Wojtowicz PJ. “Biomineralization: the case of selenium and lead”, University of Tübingen, Germany. Host: Prof. Andreas Kappler (link). 05/03/2020

Staicu LC. “Selenium respiration in bacteria: an unsolved puzzle” (read), NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal. Host: Prof. Maria Gabriela Almeida (link). 11/02/2020



  • Conferences (*presenter)

Staicu LC8, Fernandez-Martinez A, Drewniak L, Charlet L. “Baryte: critical raw material recovered from industrial effluents”, ISEB, Potsdam, Germany (oral talk). 22-27/09/2019

Staicu LC8, Fernandez-Martinez A, Drewniak L, Charlet L. “Power generation: An unknown (re)source of baryte”, Goldschmidt, Barcelona, Spain (oral talk). 18-23/08/2019

Staicu LC8 et al. “Shewanella sp. O23S: versatile aerobic and anaerobic selenium reducer of industrial relevance”, 8th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS), Glasgow, Scotland (poster). 7-11/07/2019

Staicu LC8 , Barton LL. “Selenium respiration: does energy generation pay off?”, 7th International Symposium on Metallomics, Warsaw, Poland (oral talk). 30/06 – 3/07/2019

EUSBSR EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. 10th Annual Forum. Gdansk, Poland (link). 10-12/06/2019

Workshop “Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city”, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria (link). 13-15/02/ 2019

  • Research stages

February-April 2019: Guest researcher at Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre), Grenoble, France. Host: Laurent Charlet (link)

“2nd FrenchBIC summer school on methods for studying metals in biology”, Marseille, France. (link). 6-11/10/2019

  • Seminars

“Living on arsenic and selenium” (link) IPREM, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France. Host: Ryszard Lobinski (link). 17/10/2019

“Selenium respiration in bacteria: does energy generation pay off?”. (link), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany. Host: Florin & Niculina Musat (link). 1/10/2019

“Flue Gas Desulfurization effluents: a waste full of resources”. Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hanover, Germany. Host: Axel Schippers (link). 30/09/2019

“Exotic bacterial respiration. Harvesting cellular energy from arsenic and selenium”,University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Host: Louise Elizabeth Horsfall (link). 5/7/2019

“Bacterial respiration of arsenic and selenium: Harvesting cellular energy from inorganic compounds”. Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Paris, France. Host: Eric van Hullbuesch (link). 21/03/2019

“Powerplant Flue Gas Desulfurization effluents: a waste full of resources”. Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre), Grenoble, France. Host: Laurent Charlet (link). 19/02/2019