Anca Flavia Savulescu
  • Senior Researcher, University of Cape Town
Research focus
  • Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Systems Biology
Personal information


PhD, Technion, 2011


Cohen B.,* Golani, A.,* Altman, T.,* Savulescu, A.F., Perlson, E., Arava, Y. Mitochondria shuttles mRNAs along axons in a co-translational manner. *These authors contributed equally to this work. Journal of Cell Science, 2022, Jul 14;jcs.259436

Bouilhol, E., Savulescu, A.F., Le Fevre, E., Dartigues, B., Brackin, R., Nikolski, M. DeepSpot: a deep neural network for mRNA spots. Biological Imaging, 2022 Volume 2, 2022, e4,

Savulescu, A.F.*, Beaume Nicolas, Bouilhol, E., Nikolski, M*. Prediction of RNA subcellular localization: learning from heterogeneous data sources. iScience 2021 Nov 24 .*corresponding author

Savulescu, A.F.*, Brackin, R., Bouihol, E., Dartigues, B., Warrell, H.J., Pimentel, M.R., Dallongeville, S.,Schmoranzer, J., Olivo-Marin, J.C., Gomes, E.R., Nikolski M., and Mhlanga, M.M#. Interrogating RNA and Protein Spatial Subcellular Distribution in smFISH data with DypFISH. Cell Reports Methods, 2021, Sep13;1(5):100068, *corresponding author

Jones, K., Savulescu, A.F., Brombacher, F., Hadebe, S. IgM in health and diseases: How far have we come and what next? Front Immunol 2020 Oct 30;11:595535

Savulescu, A.F.*, Jacobs, C., Davignon, L., Negishi, Y., Mhlanga M.M. Pintpointing Cell Identity in Time and Space. Front. Mol. Biosci., 2020 Aug 14;7:209. *corresponding author

Savulescu, A.F.*,#, Stoychev., S.*, Mamputha, S., Mhlanga, M.M. Biochemical pulldown of mRNAs and long noncoding RNAs from cellular lysates coupled with mass spectrometry to identify protein binding partners. *These authors contributed equally. Bio-Protocol, 2020, 10(11):e3639 #corresponding author

Scholefield, J. *, Henriques, R. *, Savulescu A.F., Fontan, E., Boucharlat, A., Laplantine, E., Smahi, A.,Israel, A., Agou, F. and Mhlanga, M.M. Super resolution microscopy reveals a preformed NEMO lattice structure that is collapsed in incontinentia pigmenti. * These authors contributed equally. Nature Communications, 2016 Sep 2;7:12629

Anderson, F.*, Savulescu, A.F.*, Rudolph, K., Rotem, A., Schipke, J., Ibiricu, I., Cohen, I., Gruenwald, K., Sodeik, B.± and Harel, A.±. Targeting of Viral Capsids to Nuclear Pores in a Cell-free Reconstitution System. (*/± these authors contributed equally) Traffic, 2014 Aug 18.

Naidoo, J., Brackin, R., Khutlang, R., Savulescu, A.F. and Mhlanga, M.M. Applied RNAi: From Fundamental Research to Therapeutic Applications Book, Chapter 5 – Systems Biology Tools to Understand the Role of Host miRNAs in Infection: A Closer Look at HIV. June 2014

Weberruss, M.H., Savulescu, A.F., Jando, J., Bissinger, T., Harel, A., Glickman, M.H. and Enenkel, C. Blm10 facilitates nuclear import of proteasome core particles. EMBO J., 2013 Aug 27

Savulescu, A.F., Rotem, A. and Harel, A. Proteasomes crossing the Nuclear Border. Nucleus, 2011 Jul 1:2(4)

Savulescu, A.F. and Glickman, M.H. The HEAT is on. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 2011 Mar 9.

Savulescu, A.F., Shorer, H., Kleifeld, O., Cohen, I., Glickman, M.H. and Harel, A. Nuclear import of an intact preassembled proteasome particle. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2011 Mar; 22(6):880-91 (spotlighted by Highlights from MBoC, March 2011, and Research Highlights in Nature Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 12: 139, March 2011).
We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By using our website, you are agreeing to allow the storage of cookies on your computer.