ISCAID Oral Abstract Presenters Bio

Kristina Museux

I graduated from Berlin vet school in 2006.
I worked in a small animal practice in Germany, then I completed my thesis at Zurich Vet School about feline hemotropic mycoplasma in 2009.
I completed a one year rotating internship at Dick White Referrals. I then moved to Paris to work as a medical consultant for IDEXX for 10 years. 
Since 2019, I am working as a medical consultant for Cerba Vet (which is a diagnostic laboratory in France).
I am author of multiple publications (feline hemotropic mycoplasma, cytauxzoon, corynebacterium of the diphtheria complex...)"

Iris Elgueta

Iris graduated in veterinary medicine in 2014 by the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She undertook a rotating internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She then worked in general practice for two years before moving to the UK in 2019, where she did a second rotating internship in a private practice. Iris completed an internal medicine internship at Vets Now Referral Hospital in Glasgow, where she is currently undertaking her residency in small animal medicine.

Anja Strobl

I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in 2018, where I completed a rotating internship in 2019, followed by a specialized internship in internal medicine. Since January 2021 I am working as an internal medicine resident at the small animal hospital of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and my main interests are infectious diseases and immunology.

Anna-Karina Weidinger

Anna-Karina Weidinger studied veterinary medicine at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen from 2012 to 2018. She started as a veterinarian in the health care department at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, LMU Munich, and is continuing with a residency ECVIM for companion animals since 2020.

Michelle Evason

Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), MRCVS, serves as Global Director, Veterinary Clinical Education for Antech (MARS). She has worked in general practice, academia, specialty clinical practice, and in the animal health industry. Michelle has published on numerous infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, nutrition, spectrum of care, veterinary- and pet-owner education related topics.

Marta Baxarias

Marta Baxarias graduated in veterinary medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Spain in 2015. She did a two-month stage in the anatomical veterinary pathology service in Echevarne laboratory. After graduating, she moved to Agdenes (Norway) and focused her work in ruminant reproduction. She returned to Spain in 2016 and started a Master in One Health at the UAB and received her MSc diploma in 2017. In 2022, she received her doctorate diploma in the UAB after presenting her htesis focused in Leishmania infantum infection in dogs.

Andrea Murillo

Andrea Murillo is a veterinarian graduated from the Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia. She completed a one-year stay at the hospital of specialities for dogs and cats at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Afterwards, she did her master's degree in internal medicine for dogs and cats at the Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá Colombia. Later she worked as a lecturer and assistant professor in two veterinary Faculties in Bogotá, Colombia for more than 10 years. During his professional career, she has completed stays in clinical pathology at Washington State University (WSU. USA) and the reference centre for leptospirosis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She completed his doctoral thesis on Leptospira spp. infection in cats at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is an author of national and international scientific papers and a book chapter on infectious diseases and clinical pathology in dogs and cats. Currently is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the research group on leishmaniosis in companion animals under the supervision of Laia Solano Gallego, who supports the research activities, supervision and direction of undergraduate, master, and doctoral students. As well as the scientific dissemination of the research carried out within the group, in national and international congresses and the publication of articles in high-impact international indexed journals.

Yordan Fernández

Yordan graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 2010. After completing a rotating internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of this University, he moved to the UK where he worked for two years in general practice. Yordan completed another rotating internship followed by an Internal Medicine residency at the Animal Health Trust (Newmarket, UK). Yordan continued as a clinician in the Internal Medicine service of the same hospital for a year, and then returned to Spain to work as an internist at a reference hospital in Madrid for almost two years. Since 2021 Yordan is the head of the Internal Medicine Department at AniCura Imavet Referencia Veteriunaria Reference in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  Yordan is the author and co-author of multiple publications in international and national veterinary scientific journals as well as national and international conferences.

Angel Almendros

Dr Angel Almendros is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Jockey Club College of veterinary medicine and Life Sciences, City university of Hong Kong. 
Dr. Almendros graduated from the University of Murcia, Spain,  holds a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in canine and feline practice and a Masters degree in companion animal medicine from Massey University, New Zealand.

Jasmin Wenderlein

I studied veterinary medicine at LMU munich and conducted my dissertation at the Chair for Bacteriology and Mycology of the veterinary faculty of LMU munich on the gastrointestinal microbiome of laboratory mice. After my dissertation, I stayed at the Chair for Bacteriology and Mycology as a PostDoc and conducted research on the microbiome of various animals (e.g., mice, hamsters, cows' udder, fish, ticks) and Spirochetes (e.g., Lyme borreliosis and Leptospirosis). Recently, I have started my habilitation on the microbiome in veterinary matters and aim to implement various microbiome techniques (i.e., metagenomics, metatranscriptomics) as well as whole genome sequencing at the Chair for Bacteriology and Mycology.

Christine Griebsch

Christine is a Diplomate ECVIM-CA. She is working as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney and is enrolled in a part time PhD looking into emergence of canine Leptospirosis in New South Wales, Australia.

Jacqueline W Y Tam

Dr Jacqueline Tam is a veterinarian with a strong interest in infectious diseases and One Health. Dr Tam is currently working as a research assistant in the Barrs/Beatty Laboratory at the Jockey Club College of Veterinary medicine and Life Sciences, City University, Hong Kong

Bérénice Lutz

Study: Maisons-Afort (France)
Rotating Internship: St-Hyacinthe (Canada)
Residency: Bern (Switerzland)
ECVIM-CA (internal medicine) Diploma in 2022
Now: senior clinician Bern (Switerzland)"

Karolina Scahill

Karolina graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice in 2010, and subsequently received two years of further education in companion animal internal medicine at Strömsholm referral hospital in Sweden and the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. Karolina completed a MSc in international animal health (infectious diseases) at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, and is currently doing a part-time industrial PhD in infectious diseases and evidence-based medicine at the same university. Her research mainly focuses on antimicrobial usage in companion animals. Karolina is working at IVC Evidensia as a regional medicine consultant and antimicrobial stewardship representative in Stockholm, Sweden. Karolina is also involved in the writing of evidence-based guidelines of antimicrobial use for the European Network Optimization Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT) and is an external consultant in the development of antimicrobial veterinary guidelines for the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Asia and the Pacific.