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Young researchers involvement

SIMION VIOLETA 

EDUCATION:

1990-1996: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest;

1998-present: didactic activity in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Spiru Haret University Bucharest;

2000: Registration to Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine field, with the topic Research on fungal contamination and its effects on production and health status of family farms dairy cattle, passing up to present all the exams and essays.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

1996-1998: veterinary surgenon in a private company;

1998-1999 Junior Univ. in the Nutrition and sanitary veterinary food control discipline: FMV-USH Bucharest

1999-2004: Assistant professor. in the Nutrition and sanitary veterinary food control discipline: FMV-USH Bucharest

– 2004-present: Lecturer, Nutrition. Alimentation. Agronomy – courses holder, FMV-USH Bucharest

 

COMPETENCES:

Nutrition and alimentation, animal welfare and protection, molismology and environmental protection

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES:

-19 Scientific papers presented in national scientific events (Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi), four scientific papers presented in national scientific events with international participation and two scientific papers presented in international events;

– 21 published scientific papers including: 15 papers in the Annals of Spiru Haret University, Veterinary Medicine Series, Abstracts of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Timisoara, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Magazine, Romanian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, six works as first author;

– Two books published

Among these works, are included:

1. The incidence of heavy metals in the one pond area around of Buchraest and the fishes that populated these waters (Simon Violeta-Elena, Elena Mitranescu Adriana Amfim, Dana Tapaloaga), International Congress on Animal Hygiene, 17-21 June 2007, Tartu Estonia

2. Farm animals nutrition and alimentation – Applicative works, Fundatia Romania de Maine Publishing House, 2004 (thirst autor)

3. The fungus and mycotoxins contamination on the fodder for milk cows (SimionVioleta-Elena, Elena Talmaciu, Elena Mitranescu, Adriana Amfim, Dana Tapaloaga), 8th Congress of the European Central Buiatrics Association, 5 to 8 June 2007, Romania, Romanian Veterinary Medicine Magazine, Vol 17 2 / 2007, pp.311 – 318.

4. The risk of mycotoxins for the health of milk cows and of human consumer (Elena Violeta Simon) UASVM Newsletter – CN, ISSN 1454-2382, Cluj, 62/2005, p. 295

5. The assessment of cattle’s welfare in household units from Rucar – Bran area (Mitranescu Elena, F. Furnaris, Dana Tapaloaga, Violeta Simon, C. Togan) ISAH – 2007: The XIII International Congress on Animal Hygiene, Tartu, Estonia

 

Membership of professional associations:

Veterinarians Association in Romania

Veterinary College in Romania (1999).

 

Participations in conferences and symposiums:

– National Congress participation: one paper (first author);

– Participation in national symposium with international participation: three papers (first author);

– International symposium participation: two papers (first author);

– Organizing three symposia on topics of Nutrition and alimentation of domestic animals in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, USH, with the participation of companies in the country.

 

Patents:

application no. a200401116 A0, class A23k 1/10; A 23k 1/18.

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS:

– Project Manager of the FMV-USH Bucharest partner in CEEX Excellence Research Project 2006 with the subject: Hepato-nephrotoxic mycotoxins (aflatoxins, ochratoxines, sterigmatocistine, citrinine), major risk factors for human and animal health: epidemiological, morphoclinical and preventive strategies studies, project leader Associate Professor Liviu Miron UASVM Ion Ionescu de la Brad, Iasi (100,000 RON, 2006-2008);

– Member of research team of the FMV-USH (Danut Turcu, Toma Coman, Calin Victor, Simion Violeta-Elena, Diaconescu Cristiana, Constantin Maricica) in the project with topic Updating diary cows rearing in order to increase technological competitiveness as a requirement of EU joining, Gabriela Adela Gurita: CEEX project leader, Research and Development Institute for Cattle Rearing Balotesti, program PNCDI (100,000 RON);

– Manager of economic contracts with private firms in the country: 3 (3.500 RON, 2005-2006)

  
  
COMPETENCIES: Lecturer Violeta Simon PhD student is a young researcher with special skills in the laboratory analysis field. Her participation in the project will include the following activities: documentation, traveling the country for documentation and dissemination of results, conducting laboratory tests to determine specific fish welfare indicators, participation in the establishment of licensing requirements for fish farms and slaughter units and transport means in terms of welfare, to establish licensing and auditing requirements and setting of final proposal of fish welfare assessment methodology.
  
Role in the present project: it consists in the participation in documentation activities, as well in laboratory analysis useful for determining the welfare of fish in the fisheries, during transport and in slaughter units. Due to her laboratory work experience, will be a decision factor in determining the portfolio of laboratory analysis useful to assess the fish welfare, applicable in our country conditions.
 
 
 TOGAN CRISTIAN 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

June 1999 – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest

2001 – 2003 – Postuniversitary School: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Specialization: Food Hygiene and Public Health,

2002 – Certificate of Participation at the Seminar: Legislative harmonization with EC regulations – public health control according to the concept from stable to table (Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health),

2002 – Certificate of graduation with the theme: 45,004 SR.EN standard: General criteria for operation of various types of bodies performing inspections,

2002 – Seminar on effective control systems TAIEX – IRELAND.

2002 – Admission to doctoral studies, specialization Zoohygiene, Thesis Title Welfare of laying hens in the farms and during transport to slaughter

2003 – Training in The Netherlands – Rotterdam on the field of Sanitary Veterinary Border Inspection and Control

JOBS:

2000 – Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health – Directorate of Border Veterinary Inspection – Inspector;

2002 – Ministry of Agriculture, Alimentation and Forestry – National Sanitary Veterinary Agency – veterinary police inspector;

2004 – The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority – the Directorate: Inspection, Veterinary Institutes Coordination and Control – high consultant

2005 – present: The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Directorate of Inspection within the General Department of Inspection and Coordination PFI

Foreign Languages:

English (average)

Other skills: PC (Windows XP, Word, Excel)

Competences:

Animal welfare and protection, veterinary legislation, inspections and food control and licensing / authorization of farms and slaughterhouses

  

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY:

1. The assessment of diary cow in a farm from the southern area of Romania – F. Furnaris, I Dinita, Elena Mitranescu, C. Togan, Scientific Papers Veterinary Medicine, C Series, XLVIII, Vol I, 2005, p. 331-336

2. The assessment of the breeding hen welfare in a farm from Vrancea county – F. Furnaris, C. Togan, Elena Mitranescu, Scientific Papers Veterinary Medicine, C Series, XLVIII, Vol I, 2005, p. 337-342

3. The assessment of cattle’s welfare in household units from Rucar Bran area – Mitranescu Elena, F. Furnaris, Dana Tapaloaga, Violeta Simon, C. Togan, ISAH – 2007: The XIII International Congress on Animal Hygiene, Tartu, Estonia

4. In-field assessment of breeding hens’ welfare on the farm from Ilfov county – Florin Furnaris, Elena Mitranescu, Tudor Laurentiu, Lucian Ilie, Cristian Togan, Elena Staicu, Scientific papers Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara, 2007

5. Comparative study between the welfare level of laying hens reared in household units and the welfare level of the laying hens reared in alternative system – Furnaris F., Elena Mitranescu, B. Tasbac, Elena Staicu, Scientific Papers Veterinary Medicine, C Series, Vol . XLXI, Bucharest, 2006, pp 81-85

 
 
COMPETENCES: Researcher Cristian Togan PhD student has substantial experience on inspection and control activities. Participation in the project will include the following activities: documentation, traveling the country for documentation and results dissemination, conducting fish welfare audits in farms, during the transport and slaughter, surveillance audits for mentioned units and the transport means, participation in setting the requirements for approval the fisheries and fish slaughter house and the transport means in terms of wealth, to establish licensing and auditing requirements and establish the final proposal of fish welfare assessment methodology.
 
Role in the present project: Consists of participation in the documentation activity – focusing on the legislative side of the problem (fish welfare standards) and field studies to examine the construction elements of fisheries, the rearing conditions and the transport and slaughter conditions. His experience in the inspection activities allows the involvement at all levels to establish audit procedures in terms of fish welfare and protection, establishing procedures and requirements for approval of  fisheries projects, and to conduct audits.
 
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Professor Teusdea Valer DVM PhD, as a member of the project stuff and coordinator of the above two young researchers agreed that Simion Violeta and Togan Cristian be part of the present project, which will provide them scientific and professional development. PhD students will participate effectively in both the documentation, test conducting and data processing. Causal interpretation of the results will be a team activity, for the team members which have not yet developed the skills of interpretation and decision could actively participate at this stage of research. Information from literature regarding the topic, as well of some of the obtained results will be used by PhD students in expanding and improving the documentation included in their doctoral activities.