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Work experience

2018 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

Present

Coordinator of Project

Faculty of Continuing Education, Division of Postgraduate Courses

2011 - 2018

Acting Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

2012 - 2012

Lecturer

University of Latvia

„Innovative and Practice-based Teacher Education and Professional Development of Mentors"​​

2008 - 2011

Senior Expert

National Education Centre. ESF project „Science and Mathematics".

2009 - 2010

Chemistry an Education expert.

EEA Grants.Norway. Riga Technical University Distance Educaton Study Centre. Education of Sustainable Development in Norway and Latvia.

2009 - 2010

Editor

National Education Centre. ESF project „Science and Mathematics”.

2005 - 2008

Chemistry expert.

National Education Centre. ESF project „Curriculum Development and In-service Training of Teachers in Science, Mathematics and Technology”.

2000 - 2008

IB chemistry teacher

Riga State Gymnasium No1.

1995 - 1997

Chemist

Pharmaceutical Factory „Kalceks”.

Education and training

2013 - 2017

Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Dr.Sc.ing.

Rīga Technical University

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Biomaterials Research Laboratory,  Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry,  Riga Technical University, Latvia. Study Programme "Chemistry Technology”.

Doctoral Thesis“ Application of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in Analysis of Synthesizes and Natural Calcium Phosphate”. Scientific supervisor: Dr. Sc. Eng. Kārlis Agris Gross.

2000 - 2002

Doctoral studies.

The University of Latvia. nstitute of Pedagogy and Psychology.

1999 - 2000

High School teacher, Professional studies.

The University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry.

1995 - 1997

Master’s degree of Chemistry

The University of Latvia

1991 - 1995

Bachelor degree of Chemistry

The University of Latvia

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2011. Certificate. Methodological Expert of National Education Centre.

2008. Certificate of Participation in Teacher Skill Development Program „Interactive Whiteboard and Digital Learning Resources. "

2008. Certificate „Statistics data processing with SPSS basic". Computer Science center.

2007. Certificate. „National Educational Standards of Creation and Evaluation of Educational Literature". National Education Centre.

2007. Certificate. Trainer of In-Service Training of Teaches in Science, Mathematics and Technology. ESF project „Curriculum Development and In-service Training of Teachers in Science, Mathematics and Technology"

2000. – 2008. IB In-Service Training corces and conferences.

Field of research

Expert, Latvian Council of Science(since 22.02.2018.), Research field: Chemistry and Chemical engineering

  • Biomaterials. Calcium phosphates and hydroxyapatites and doped calcium phosphates.
  • Spectroscopy. FTIR (DRIFT, PAS, Transmission, ATR) spectra.

Lectured study course

  • Since 2011, ​Riga Stradiņš University, study course "Medical Chemistry" in Medical faculty.
  • Since 2011, Riga Stradiņš University, study course "Medical Chemistry" in Medical faculty for foreign students.​
  • 2012, Yhe University of Latvia, study course "Chemistry Experiments in School".
  • 2012, Yhe University of Latvia, study course "Science Experiments in School".

Medical Chemistry

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

 

Supervised:

Master's theses: 2

 

Reviewed:

Master's theses: 2

 

Projects

  • Realignment – Enhancing implant performance through structural rearrangements in hydroxyapatite”. EU 7th framework Marie Curie Project #PIRG05-GA-2009-249306. Gross KA. (2010-2014).
  • “Innovative and practice-based pedagogical education and professional development of mentors” (Inovatīva un praksē balstīta pedagogu izglītības ieguve un mentoru profesionālā pilnveide),Lecturer, ESF Project Nr.1DP/1.2.1.2.3/09/IPIA/VIAA/001
  • „Science and Mathematics" (Dabaszinātnes un matemātika), Senior Expert and Editor, ESF project Nr. 2008/0002/1DP/2.1.2.1/08/IPIA/VIAA/00
  • “Development of learning content and teacher continuing education in science and mathematics subjects” (Mācību satura izstrāde un skolotāju tālākizglītība dabaszinātņu, matemātikas un tehnoloģiju priekšmetos, Chemistry Expert, ESF project Nr. 2005/0100/VPD1/ESF/PIAA/05/NP/3.2.2/0001/0001/0181.
  • “Comparative Study: Sustainable Development Training in Norway and Latvia and its Innovative Improvement” (Salīdzinošs pētījums: Ilgtspējīgas attīstības apmācība Norvēģijā un Latvijā un tās inovatīva uzlabošana), Chemistry an Education expert, EEA Grants Nr. EEZ09AP–12.

Awards and recognitions

  • 2016. Travel scholarship for the Bioceramics 28 conference in Charlotte, NC
  • 2016. RSU Annual E-Senior Award. On purposeful and active e-learning courses and the use of e-environment for several years
  • 2015. Scholarship Boriss and Inara Tererovi. Modernisation of study course.

 

Publications

Scientific articles

  • Brangule, A., Skadiņš, I., Reinis, A., Kroiča, J., Gross, K., (2017). In vitro characterization perspectives using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (FTIR PAS), Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 758, pp. 273‒277. Doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.758.273, (Scopus).
  • Brangule, A., Avotiņa, A., Zariņš, A., Haļitovs, M., Gross, K., Ķizāne, G. (2017). Thermokinetic investigation of the drying conditions on amorphous calcium phosphate, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 758, pp. 204‒209. Doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.758.204, (Scopus).
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Stepanova  V. (2017)  Cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy applied in the research of natural and synthetic calcium phosphate. IOP Conf. Ser.: Jornal of Physics, Vol. 829, 0120025. Doi:10.1088/1742-6596/829/1/012005, (Scopus).
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Skadiņš, I., Reinis, A., Kroiča, J.(2016). Simultaneous Identification of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate and S.epidermidis Bacteria by Photoacoustic Spectroscopy. Key Engineering Materials, Vol.720, pp. 125.-129. Doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.720.125, (Scopus).
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., (2015). Effect on drying conditions on amorphous calcium phosphate. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 631, pp. 99-103. Doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.631.99, (Scopus).
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., (2015). Importance of FTIR spectra deconvolution for the analysis of amorphous calcium phosphates. IOP Conf. Ser.: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 77(1). Doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/77/1/012027, (Scopus).
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Komarovska, L., Viksna, A. (2014). Exploring zinc apatites through different synthesis routes. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 587, pp. 171.-176. Doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.587.171, (Scopus).

 

Presentations at International Conferences with Published Abstracts

  • Brangule, A., Avotiņa, A., Zariņš, A., Haļitovs ,M., Gross, K.A., Ķizāne, G. Thermokinetic investigation of the drying conditions on amorphous calcium phosphate, 29th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 29). France, Tuluza, 25.-27. October, 2017.
  • Brangule, A., Skadiņš, I., Reinis, A., Kroiča J., Gross, K.A., In vitro characterization perspectives using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (FTIR PAS), 29th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 29).  France, Tuluza , 25.-27.  October 2017.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K. Application of FTIR spectroscopy to the control of nanosized calcium phosphate synthesis, International Conference Nanotechnology and Innovation in the Baltic Sea Region, Lithuania, Kaunas, 14-16. June. 2017.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K. FTIR spektru apstrādes metodes un hemometrijas izmantošanakalcija fosfātu pētniecībā, LU 75. konference, 9.februāris, Latvia, Riga. 2017.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Stepanova, V. Cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy applied in the research of natural and synthetic calcium phosphate Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference (ANNIC 2016),  Spain, Barcelona , 9-11. November. 2016.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Skadiņš I., Reinis, A., Kroiča, J. Simultaneous Identification of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate and S.epidermidis Bacteria by Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, 28th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 28). US, North Carolina, Charlotte, 18.-21. October. 2016.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Ūbele, D. A Measure of Crystallinity in Nanosized Calcium Phosphate, Riga Technical University 57th International Scientific Conference, Latvia, Riga 21. October . 2016.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., How Statistical Methods Guide the Selection of FTIR Methods Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2016, International conference of Lithuanin Society of Chemistry, Lietuva, Vilnius, 28. – 29. April. 2016.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Characterization of Calcium Phosphates with Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, Riga Technical University 56th International Scientific Conference, Latvia, Riga 14.-17.October. 2015.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Spectroscopic characterization of natural calcium phosphates by FTIR-DRIFT, 8th Annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials, Latvia, Sigulda. 6.–8. May. 2015.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Ūbele, D., Comparison of FTIR methods for analyzing calcium phosphates, Riga Technical University 55th International Scientific Conference, Latvia, Riga 14.-17.October. 2014.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Advantages of FTIR-DRIFT sampling in calcium phosphate research, Ecobalt 2014, Latvia, Riga 8.-10.October. 2014.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Importance of FTIR Spectra Deconvolution in Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Analysis, Joint International Symposium RCBJSF – 2014 - FM&NT, Latvia, Riga 28. October. – 2.November. 2014.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Effect on drying conditions on amorphous calcium phosphate. 26th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 26),  Spain, Barcelona  6.-8. November. 2014.
  • Brangule, A., Zariņa, G. Importance of FTIR Spectra Deconvolution in Characterization of Bones and Synthesized Bone Materials. 3rd Baltic Bioarchaeology Meeting. Latvia, Riga, 15.04-16.04. 2014.
  • Brangule, A., Gross, K., Komarovska, L., Viksna, A. Exploring zinc apatites through different synthesis routes. 25th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 25), Rumania, Bucharest, 7.-10. November, 2013.
  • Gross, K.A., Brangule, A., Komarovska, L., Viksna, A. Exploring zinc incorporation in apatite for orthopedics and dentistry (Stenda referāts). 18th International scientific conference EcoBalt 2013, Lietuva, Vilnius, 25.-27.October, 2013

 

Books

  • Agnese Brangule, Dace Namsone. Ķīmija 9.klasei, Lielvārde: Lielvārds, 2014. 176 p. ISBN: 978-9984-11-396-8.
  • Agnese Brangule, Dace Namsone. Ķīmija 8.klasei, Lielvārde: Lielvārds, 2013. 160 p. : il. ISBN 9789984113777.​​​​​​​
  • Agnese Brangule, Andra Reinholde. Pēti un eksperimentē : laboratorijas darbi ķīmijā 11. klasei. Lielvārde: Lielvārds, 2012. 80 p. : il. ISBN 9789984113449.​​​​​​​
  • Agnese Brangule, Andra Reinholde. Pēti un eksperimentē : laboratorijas darbi ķīmijā 10. klasei. Lielvārde: Lielvārds, 2011. 80 p. : il. ISBN 9789984113098.

 

 

 

Contacts

Colleagues

Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Indra Zeltiņa
Academic Staff
Guntis Bahs
Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Academic Staff
Arnis Eņģelis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Andris Jumtiņš
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Oskars Kalējs
Academic Staff
Romans Lācis
Academic Staff, Board Member
Andrejs Millers
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Elmārs Rancāns
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Rezeberga
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Māris Taube
Academic Staff