Florentina Mosora

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Florentina Ioana Mosora
Born 7 January 1940
Died 2 February 1996 (1996-02-03) (aged 56)[1]
Residence Belgium
Nationality Romanian
Citizenship Belgian
Alma mater University of Bucharest
Scientific career
Fields Biophysics

Florentina Ioana Mosora or Florentina Stan-Mosora (7 January 1940 in Cluj, Romania – 2 February 1996 in Liège, Belgium) was a Romanian and Belgian biophysicist. In her earlier years, before 1964, she was a film actress in the Romanian film industry.


Mosora initially had a career in acting and was noted for her role in Dragoste la zero grade ("Love at Zero Degrees", 1964).[2] She also starred in Sub cupola albastră ("Under the Blue Arch", 1962),[3] Post-restant ("Poste Restante", 1961), and Băieţii noştri ("Our Boys", 1959).[3][4] She was a graduate of the University of Bucharest's Faculty of Physics.[5] Later she moved to Belgium, where she worked on the use of stable isotopes in medicine.[1][6] She was awarded the 1979-1981 Prix Agathon de Potter[7] for outstanding research work in physics by the Agathon de Potter Foundation and the Belgian Royal Academy.[8] In 1989 she was one of three scientists co-organizing a NATO workshop on Biomechanical Transport Processes.[9] She died aged 56 in Liège.[1][10]

Selected works[edit]

  • Jandrain BJ, Pallikaris N, Normand S, Pirnay F, Lacroix M, Mosora F, Pachiaudi C, Gautier JF, Scheen AJ, Riou JP, and Lefebvre PJ, BJ; Pallikarakis, N; Normand, S; Pirnay, F; Lacroix, M; Mosora, F; Pachiaudi, C; Gautier, JF; et al. (1993). "Fructose utilization during exercise in men: rapid conversion of ingested fructose to circulating glucose". Journal of Applied Physiology. 74 (5): 2146–54. PMID 8335542. 
  • Baque, C.; Mosora, F.; Caro, C.G.; Krause, E. (et al.), eds. (1990). Biomechanical Transport Processes: Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Biomechanical Transport Processes, held October 9–13, 1989, in Cargèse, France. New York: Plenum Press. p. 426. ISBN 978-0-306-43676-5. 
  • Florentina Mosora, "Experimental Studies of Variations of the State," in Pullman, Bernard (1981). Intermolecular forces: proceedings of the Fourteenth Jerusalem Symposium on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry held in Jerusalem, Israel, April 13–16, 1981. D. Reidel. pp. 489–98. ISBN 978-90-277-1326-1. 
  • Mosora F.; Lacroix M; Luyckx A (1981). "Glucose oxidation in relation to the size of the oral glucose loading dose". Metabolism. 30 (1): 143–49. doi:10.1016/0026-0495(81)90033-0. 
  • I. Ebiner JR, Acheson KJ, Doerner A, F. Mosora, JR; Acheson, KJ; Doerner, A; Maeder, E; Arnaud, MJ; Jéquier, E; Felber, JP (1979). "Comparison of carbohydrate utilization in man using indirect calorimetry and mass spectrometry after an oral load of 100 g naturally labelled 13-C glucose". British Journal of Nutrition. 41 (3): 419–29. doi:10.1079/BJN19790057. PMID 465433. 
  • Mosora F., Lefebvre P, Pirnay F, Lacroix M, Luyckx A, Duchesne, J., F; Lefebvre, P; Pirnay, F; Lacroix, M; Luyckx, A; Duchesne, J (1976). "Quantitative evaluation of the oxidation of an exogenous glucose load using naturally labelled 13C-glucose". Metabolism. 25 (12): 1575–82. doi:10.1016/0026-0495(76)90110-4. PMID 994839. 
  • Lefebvre P., Mosora F., Lacroix M, Luyckx A, Lopez-Habib 0, Duchesne, J., P.; Mosora, F.; Lacroix, M.; Luyckx, A.; Lopez-Habib, G.; Duchesne, J. (1975). "Naturally labeled 13-C glucose: metabolic studies in human diabetes and obesity". Diabetes. 24 (2): 185–89. doi:10.2337/diabetes.24.2.185. 
  • Lacroix M, Mosora F, Pontus M, Lefebvre P, Luyckz A, Lopez-Habib G; Mosora; Pontus; Lefebvre; Luyckx; Lopez-Habib (August 1973). "Glucose naturally labeled with carbon-13: use for metabolic studies in man". Science. 181 (4098): 445–6. Bibcode:1973Sci...181..445L. doi:10.1126/science.181.4098.445. PMID 4718109. 


  1. ^ a b c Gautier, J. F.; Pirnay, F.; Lacroix, M.; Mosora, F.; Scheen, A. J.; Cathelineau, G.; Lefèbvre, P. J. (1996). "Changes in breath 13CO2/12CO2 during exercise of different intensities". Journal of Applied Physiology. 81 (3): 1096–1102. PMID 8889739. 
  2. ^ Crăciun, Cornel (2008). "Sportul în viziunea cinematografiei româneşti" (PDF). Studia Universitatis Petru Maior, Series Historia. 8: 268–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b "FLORENTINA MOSORA: Film Database - CITWF". Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  4. ^ Florentina Mosora on IMDb
  5. ^ Marquis Who's Who (1996) Florentina Ioana Mosora-Stan
  6. ^ Marcel Lacroix, Florentina Mosora, Micheline Pontus, Pierre Lefebvre, Alfred Luyckx, and Gabriel Lopez-Habib. Glucose Naturally Labeled with Carbon-13: Use for Metabolic Studies in Man. Science 181 (4098): 445--446, 1973. doi:10.1126/science.181.4098.445.
  7. ^ Académie Royale des Sciences (1982) Des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. Bulletin de la Classe des sciences, Palais des Académies
  8. ^ "Prix Agathon de Potter". Bulletin / Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux Arts de Belgique. Classe des Sciences. 68: 50. 1982. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  9. ^ "Announcements". Archive of Applied Mechanics. 58: 474. 1988. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  10. ^ Mosora, Fiorentina & Dauby, Patrick (1996) Stable isotope studies: a remarkable tool in delianating organic matter pathways between pelagic and benthic realms. In memoriam Fiorentina Mosora, Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, Volume :65, 9-13

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