Drd. Ing. Cercetător Științific

Geanina Negoșanu graduated from the Faculty of Horticulture at the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest in 1995, specializing in Landscaping. After over twenty years of experience in the commercial sector (procurement, logistics, marketing), she started her career as a horticultural engineer in 2018 at the Research and Development Station for Vegetable Cultivation in Buzau. Initially, she held the position of Research Assistant at the Genetic, Breeding, and Biodiversity Conservation Laboratory, where she integrated into research activities under the guidance of Dr. Ing. Costel Vînătoru.

In 2020, she completed the Master’s program at the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, specializing in Ecological Horticultural Sciences. Her dissertation focused on the research topic of “Sideritis scardica in organic cultivation,” marking the beginning of a new direction of study and research: aromatic and medicinal plants. During the same period, she was involved in various projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as National Projects coordinated and funded by MADR and UEFISCDI, which specifically targeted the activities of the Genetic, Breeding, and Biodiversity Conservation Laboratory, including germplasm improvement for vegetable crops, authenticity and genetic stability verification, and modernization of conservative selection schemes for both vegetable and medicinal aromatic species.


In 2021, she passed the scientific researcher competition (CS) and started working at the Plant Genetic Resources Bank for Vegetable, Floriculture, Aromatic, and Medicinal Plants in Buzau in July 2021. In the same year, in line with the research theme of the Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Section of the Plant Genetic Resources Bank, she initiated a study on the “Improvement and acclimatization of Sideritis sp.” This subject also serves as her doctoral thesis, as she is currently a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Management of Plant and Animal Resources, specializing in Horticulture.

The results obtained so far have been the subject of several scientific articles in indexed journals, as well as presentations at conferences and scientific sessions of universities and international institutions in the field.

Her main activity at the Plant Genetic Resources Bank focuses on studying endemic species, local populations of aromatic and medicinal plants, as well as improving and acclimatizing new species in the same category that have not been cultivated in Romania to date. There is a particular emphasis on following the technological steps for conserving genetic resources for aromatic and medicinal plants.