Bianca MUȘAT

Dr. Ing. Cercetător Ştiinţific

Bianca Mușat graduated from the Faculty of Horticulture at the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, completing her studies as the top of her class in 2011.

Her research activities were carried out under the guidance of Dr. Ing. Costel Vinatoru, Head of the Laboratory, and resulted in significant achievements within the Biodiversity Breeding and Conservation Laboratory at the Research and Development Station for Vegetable Cultivation in Buzau.

She pursued her master’s studies in the Faculty of Horticulture (USAMV Bucharest) from October 2012 to July 2014, specializing in Biodiversity Conservation. Upon completing her master’s degree, she advanced from the position of Research Assistant to the scientific rank of Scientific Researcher in 2014.

In 2015, Bianca Mușat continued her professional development by enrolling in the doctoral program at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Management of Plant and Animal Resources, specializing in Horticulture, at USAMV Bucharest. Her doctoral thesis focused on “Conservation, Evaluation, and Exploitation of Genetic Heritage in Tomatoes.” She has homologated and patented numerous vegetable varieties, with the most significant results being the four field tomato varieties: Mariuca, traditional Andrada, long pepper-shaped Hera, and cherry tomato Flaviola, which culminate her doctoral thesis. As a result, she obtained the title of Doctor of Horticultural Sciences through Ministerial Order no. 6333 on December 5, 2022.

Throughout her career, she has been a member of numerous sectoral and national research projects and served as a Project Director from 2018 to 2020 within a project conducted under the PN III partnership program.


B.M. has actively participated in symposiums and scientific congresses in her field, presenting research papers disseminating the results of her research. These papers have been published in high-impact scientific journals indexed in the ISI database.

Her achievements were recognized in 2018 at the International Horticultural Congress in Istanbul, where she received the ISHS “Young Minds” award for the best poster in the “Fruits and Vegetables for Processing” section.

She is a co-author, alongside Drd. Ing. Camelia Bratu, under the coordination of Dr. Ing. Costel Vînătoru, in the publication of the “Special Vegetable Cultivation Treaty.” This publication has received three significant awards, including the “Gheorghe Ionescu-Șișești” prize from the Romanian Academy in 2021.

Within the Buzau Plant Genetic Resources Bank, she conducts research on three major themes: the rehabilitation of neglected vegetable crops, the development of valuable professional biological creations in accordance with the requirements of intensive specialized cultivation, and the acclimatization of new vegetable species that have not been cultivated in our country.

Additionally, her work focuses on the conservation and maintenance of germplasm collections within the database of the Plant Genetic Resources Bank for Vegetable, Floriculture, Aromatic, and Medicinal Plants. She plays a crucial role in ensuring that these collections are preserved under optimal conditions.