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Petru-Iulian  Trasnea

Petru-Iulian Trasnea


MSc in Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania.

Current position

PhD student in the lab of Prof. Koch, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Freiburg, Germany, Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD)


  1. Khalfaoui-Hassani, B., Verissimo, A. F., Shroff, N., Ekici, S., Trasnea, P-I., Utz, M., Koch, H-G. and Daldal, F. (2016). Biogenesis of Cytochrome c Complexes: From Insertion of Redox Cofactors to Assembly of Different Subunits. In: Cramer, W. A. and Kallas, T. (eds). Cytochrome Complexes: Evolution, Structures, Energy Transduction, and Signaling, Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 41, pp. 527-554.

  2. Trasnea, P. I., Utz, M., Khalfaoui-Hassani, B., Lagies, S., Daldal, F. and Koch, H. G. (2016). Cooperation between two periplasmic copper chaperones is required for full activity of the cbb3 -type cytochrome c oxidase and copper homeostasis in Rhodobacter capsulatus. Mol Microbiol 100(2): 345-361.
  3. Lohmeyer, E., Schroder, S., Pawlik, G., Trasnea, P. I., Peters, A., Daldal, F. and Koch, H. G. (2012). The ScoI homologue SenC is a copper binding protein that interacts directly with the cbb(3)-type cytochrome oxidase in Rhodobacter capsulatus. Biochim Biophys Acta 1817(11): 2005-2015.
  4. Apostu, A., Petriman, N. A., Trasnea, P-I., Mihasan, M., Dunca, S. and Stefan, M. (2010). Isolation and characterization of some rhizobacterial strains with phosphorus solubilizing capabilities. Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Genetics and Molecular Biology Section, XI (4), pg. 67-75.
Protocols by Petru-Iulian Trasnea
  1. Measurement of Cellular Copper in Rhodobacter capsulatus by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy