ISCAID Abstract Presenters Bio

Maura Carrai 

Dr Maura Carrai is a post-doctoral researcher at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. She graduated with a PhD in Microbiology and Genetics in 2010 from the University of Pisa. She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pisa and collaborated with the German Cancer Research Centre DKFZ in Heidelberg in Germany acquiring strong research and laboratory skills in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, microscopy analysis and bioinformatics. In 2018 she embarked on a new adventure at the University of Sydney and currently researches Carnivore parvoviruses.Maura loves to spend her spare time jogging in a natural free space and baking for friends since science is a and cooking is just another way to make an experiment.

Matteo Petini

Matteo Petini graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Camerino (Italy) in 2013. In 2015 he completed a rotating interinship at the Veterinary Institute of Novara (Italy). In 2016 he started an Internal Medicine residency training program at the San Marco Veterinary Clinic in Padova (Italy). His clinical interest concerns all aspects of canine and feline internal medicine.

Matteo Bordicchia

Dr. Matteo Bordicchia is a PhD student and resident in an ECVIM-accredited residency training program in canine and feline internal medicine at the University of Sydney. His PhD is focused on aetiological and therapeutic targets of?feline calicivirus virulent systemic disease.

Michèle Bergmann

Sandra Felten

Since January 2016: Resident ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine). Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) ;Munich, Germany. June 2015 - November 2015: Assistant Veterinarian. Kleintierklinik am Landratsamt
Heilbronn, Germany. May 2012 - June 2014. Assistant Veterinarian. Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, LMU. Munich, Germany. April 2012 - February 2018: Doctoral Thesis Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, LMU, Munich, Germany. Subject: New diagnostic methods to diagnose feline infectious peritonitis. February 2018: Doctoral degree. May 2012: Veterinary Approbation. October 2006 - March 2012: Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, Studies of Veterinary Medicine

Julien Dandrieux

Julien graduated from the University of Bern in Switzerland, in 2002. He did a rotating internship in the same institution from 2003 to 2004, followed by his medicine residency (from 2005 to 2008), which was a joint program between the University of Bern and of Louisiana State University. Julien joined afterwards the University of Liverpool as Clinician teacher at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital for 2 years. He then worked as a Consultant in Small Animal Medicine for IDEXX before undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne. His PhD is on gastro-intestinal disease and monitoring of animals on treatment with immune suppressive drugs. Currently, Julien works as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Mario Cervone

Veterinary degree awarded by University of Pisa (Italy). Postgraduated experiences in Spain and France. Actually ECVIM-CA Internal medicine resident at VetAgro Sup (Lyon, France)

Bérénice Lutz

I studied veretinary medicine in Maisons-Alfort (France) where I discovered my interest for internal medicine and clincial research. Particulary for my thesis work, I realized an histomorphology study on cat's ureter, in the context of medicating cats with ureteral obstruction. I then completed a rotating internship at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of St-Hyacinthe in Quebec (Canada). This intership further accentuated my interest in internal medicine and cardiology and I then realized a small retrospective study on dogs with mitral valve disease and concurrent endocrine disease. I enjoyed Canada very much but then deciced to head up to more warm contry in the beautiful Switzerland.?Since July 2018 I have been doing my residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Bern.

Alina Hubbuch

From 2012 to 2018, Alina Hubbuch was studying veterinary medicine at the animal hospital in Zurich. After completing her studies, she was gaining some practical experience as a veterinarian while working in a small animal practice in Switzerland. Alina Hubbuch is currently employed at the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology and is writing her doctoral thesis in close collaboration with the Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine.

Janne Schmidt

Janne Sophie Schmidt graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Foundation), Germany in 2018. Throughout her studies she gained practical experience across veterinary hospitals in Germany and in Bologna, Italy. She is currently completing her dissertation at Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Switzerland, investigating infection prevention and control standards in small animal veterinary institutions in Switzerland.

Janne Schmidt
ISCAID-O-11, presented by Barbara Willi

Barbara Willi studied veterinary medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and did her doctors degree in veterinary medicine at the Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After a postgraduate course in experimental medicine and biology, she completed her PhD studies at the Clinical Laboratory of the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich on the importance of hemoplasma infections in felids. This was followed by a residency training at the Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich. She is a diplomate of the European and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and works as a senior physician in clinical infectiology at the Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich. She is the head of the hospital hygiene commission at the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, member of the small animal task force Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance Switzerland (StAR) of the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) and member of the vaccine task force of the Swiss Association of Small Animal Medicine (SVK-ASMPA).

Simone Schuller

Simone was awarded her degree in Veterinary Medicine by the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (Germany) in 1999 and the title of Doctor Medicinae Veterinariae in 2001. Between 2001 and 2002 Simone completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University Hannover (Germany) and then went on to perform a residency training in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Li?ge (Belgium), which she completed in 2005. During this time she worked on several clinical research projects and was awarded the Diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in Small Animal Medicine by the University of Li?ge (Belgium) in 2005 for her research. Between 2005 and 2013 Simone worked as a?lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University College Dublin and completed her PhD (Pathogenic mechanisms of the Leptospiral Pulmonary Haemorrhage Syndrome) in 2013. Simone joined the Vetsuisse Faculty Bern in January 2014 and is now full professor in small animal internal medicne. Her research focus is leptospirosis, but she has recently ventured into dealing with multi-drug resistant bacteria and related issues including antimicrobial stewardship and hospital hygiene.

Katrina Viviano

Katrina R. Viviano DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP is a Clinical Associate Professor in Department of Medical Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. Received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she completed board-certification as a small animal internist and clinical pharmacologist. Her classical training as a PhD organic chemist serves as her foundation and led to her interest in pursuing a career in academic research, which also impacts the lives of her patients

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