ITC conference pre-approved grants
- September 28, 2020
ENOVAT just pre-approved 4 applications for Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference (ITC) grants.
1. First application
1.1. Application from: Nikola Puvaca, Early Career Researcher, Serbia
1.2. ITC Conference Grant for a Meeting on the topic of ENOVAT: 10th World Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, November 16-17, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary
1.3. Abstract: ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE TO TETRACYCLINE IN ESCHERICHIA COLI ISOLATES FROM TABLE EGGS
Nikola Puvača has Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology, eg. Animal Sciences (2016). Currently he is a Research Associate, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Management in Biotechnology, and Vice Dean for International Relations in Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management in Novi Sad, University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia. He is an Early Career Investigator (ECI) and at participates as MC member of the COST Action CA18217 ENOVAT and STSM coordinator. He is representing Serbia and he is a core group member of WG5 – Dissemination, but actively supporting all the WGs within the Action. The fields of his scientific interests are related to animal husbandry, fishery, animal welfare, animal nutrition, feed and food quality and safety, ecotoxicology, medicinal plants and microbiology. He has more than 30 publications in journals with impact factor and more than 40 abstracts presented in world conferences and congresses.
2. Second application
2.1. Application from: Zorana Kovacevic, Early Career Researcher, Serbia
2.2. ITC Conference Grant for a Meeting on the topic of ENOVAT: Tenth International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary, Medicine (AAVM), on-line conference, November 23-25, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium
2.3. Abstract: ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP: KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES AMONG VETERINARY STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD, SERBIA
Zorana Kovacevic poses a Master degree in Pharmacy. She is an Early Career Investigator (ECI) with PhD degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine (2016). Currently she works as an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She is involved in this COST Action 18217 ENOVAT as a MC substitute representing Serbia and she is a member of WG3 Clinical breakpoints. Her scientific interests are in the field of pharmacology, toxicology, antimicrobial resistance and veterinary compounding. She has 20 publications and most of them are published in journals with impact factor. So far, she took a part in two international conferences.
3. Third application
3.1. Application from: Dušan Šešlija, Early Career Researcher, Serbia
3.2. ITC Conference Grant for a Meeting on the topic of ENOVAT: 14. International Conference on Epidemiology and Chemical Microbiology, October 01-02, 2020 in Baku, Azerbaijan
3.3. Abstract: ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS IN FOOD ANIMALS AND PET ANIMALS HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
Dušan Šešlija is a Master of microbiology, has a Ph.D. in Biotechnology – Microbiology (2020) and he is an Early Career Investigator (ECI). He works at the position of Research Associate and he is in charge of the Laboratory for Microbiology and Toxicology at Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management in Novi Sad, University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia. He is interested on the work of WG1 Mapping microbiological diagnostics and treatment guidelines and WG2 European strain database. He works in the field of microbiology, nutrition, food quality and safety, toxicology and biotechnology. He published eight articles and took participation in international conferences.
4. Forth application
4.1. Application from: Juliana Menezes, PhD student, Portugal
4.2. ITC Conference Grant for a Meeting on the topic of ENOVAT: Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ICECVM), November 25-27, 2020, Online, Italy
4.3. Abstract: “Identification of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli strains isolated from Portuguese dogs” and “Occurrence and Characterization of Carbapenemase and ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from companion animals with skin/soft tissue or urinary tract infections in Portugal and United Kingdom: a potential risk to public health”
Juliana Menezes is a Ph.D. student at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Av. Universidade Técnica, Lisbon, Portugal. For the last 2 years, she has been working as a scientific researcher in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon – Portugal, at the Antibiotic Resistance Lab from CIISA, studying resistance bacteria colonization in pets and its relatedness with bacteria found in their owners. Her scientific interests are related to antimicrobial resistance dissemination in companion animals, current epidemiology of resistance to critical antibiotics (beta-lactams and colistin), widely used in human and veterinary medicine, isolate from animals in Portugal. By participating in ENOVAT she wishes to contribute to the refinement of microbiological method for antimicrobial-resistance screening and to the creation of a European strain database, and to make antimicrobial treatment guidelines ultimately raising expertise in veterinary antimicrobial stewardship in Europe. Juliana Menezes has five publications in highly recognized journals with impact factor such as Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and Frontiers in microbiology and 24 abstracts presented in world conferences and congresses.