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Work experience

2017 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biology and Microbiology

2018 - Present

Clinical microbiologist

P.Stradiņš University Hospital, Joint Laboratory

2010 - Present

Technical expert and assessor in microbiology

Latvian National Accreditation Bureau

1998 - 2017

Acting Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biology and Microbiology

Education and training

2009 - Present

Certificate in Clinical Microbiology

Latvian Association of Medical microbiologists

2004 - 2007

PhD studies in department of Microbiology

Riga Stradins University

1992 - 1998

Medical doctor

Medical Academy of Latvia

2016 - Present

Medical PhD

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2016 - given lecture about ''Biological agents used in bioterrorism''. Military police investigation department.​ 22.04.2016

2016 - given lecture about ''Biological agents used in bioterrorism''. National Guard Battalion of Students, 23.03.2016

2015 - ​​given lecture about ''Nanoparticle usage in oral hygiene''. Latvian dentistry association meeting. Dental Hygienists Association of Latvia, 19.09.2015

​​2015 - given lecture ''Antibiotics, their mechanism of action and bacterial resistance against them''. Latvian anesthesiology and reanimotology association meeting, 26.09.2015

2014 - ​''Testing and calibrating laboratory general requirements''. Courses in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau on 28th and 29th of October. Medical laboratory assessor - accreditation procedures and criteria. ISO 15189: 2013 standard. "Medical laboratory. Quality and competence requirements (ISO 15189: 2012). "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau (LATAK) courses​, 21.-22.08.2014

2013 - Courses in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau​. Testing and calibrating laboratory​ assessors - accreditation procedures and criteria according LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

2012 - ​MALDI Biotyper - microbiological ​identification for 21st century. Latvian medical microbiologist association.

2012 - ​Courses in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau. Good laboratory practice (GLP) inspection and study audit.​

2011 - LVS EN ISO 15189 Medical laboratories. Special requirements according to quality and competence. ​Courses in Latvian National Accreditation Bureau.​

2008 - Participation in international Baltic expert working group ''Properties and application of triclosan in dentistry''​

2000 - ''DNA diagnostics in practical medicine'' AML Medical Biology and Genetics department courses.​

1999 - Seminar ''Disease prevention'', LR LM National Environment Health Centre​.​

1999 - Seminar ''Society health in environment health aspect''. LR LM National Environment Health Center​.​​

1999 - Anaerobic workshop, Hungary​

Field of research

Bacterial adhesion and colonisation research on different biomaterials​​

Supervised study course

Microbiology

Microbiology, Immunology, Virology

Microbiology, Immunology, Virusology

Lectured study course

Medical Microbiology

Microbiology

Microbiology, Immunology, Virology

Clinical Microbiology and Control of Hospital Infections

Topical Problems in Crime Progression and Appraisal

Projects

Latvian research program ''Innovative ​multifunctional material, signal processing and information technology development for competitive science products'' projects Nr.4 ''New materials and technologies for biological tissue evaluation and replacement''

ESF project ''New scientist group multidisciplinary research for biomaterial development''​

Latvian research program ''Perspective biomaterials - medical technologies''

​ESN National Program ''Support for PhD students realization after PhD research '' 2004.-2006.

​LZP PhD grant ''Biomaterial microbial contamination - its cause, consequence in vitro and in vivo researches''

Memberships

Latvian Society of Medical microbiologists​

Publications

Research articles​​

Bakteriofāgu lītiskā efekta vērtējums biofilmu producējošās uropatogēnās E. coli kultūrās / K.Rācenis, J.Kroiča, L.Eglīte, I.Mihailova, A.Reinis, I.Skadiņš, A.O.Balode, A.Pētersons // Zinātniskie raksti : 2017.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 166.-173.lpp.

Morphologic, photocatalytic and antibacterial properties of ZnO-TiO2 sol-gel system / A.Reinis, I.Skadins, J.Kroica ...[et al.] // Materials Science and Applied Chemistry : 58th International Conference of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry (MSAC 2017) (Riga, Latvia, Oct.20, 2017). - Zurich, 2018. - P.278-282. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Sol-gel synthesis of SnO2-TiO2 system - morphologic, photocatalytic and antibacterial properties / A.Reinis, I.Skadins, J.Kroica ...[et al.] // Materials Science and Applied Chemistry : 58th International Conference of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry (MSAC 2017) (Riga, Latvia, Oct.20, 2017). - Zurich, 2018. - P.273-277. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

In vitro characterization perspectives using Fourier Transform Infrared Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (FTIR PAS) and Diffuse Reflectance Infared Spectroscopy (DRIFT) / A.Brangule, I.Skadiņš, A.Reinis, K.A.Gross, J.Kroiča // Bioceramics, vol.29 : selected, peer reviewed papers from the 27th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) (Toulouse, France, Oct.25-27, 2017). - Zurich, 2017. - P.273-277. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Mutes mikrobioma īpatnības bezdūmu tabakas lietotājiem / S.Miļuna, D.Rostoka, I.Skadiņš, A.Reinis, V.Priedīte, R.Koka, D.Lauva, J.Kroiča // Zinātniskie raksti : 2016.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 284.-291.lpp.

Simultaneous identification of amorphous calcium phosphate and S.epidermidis bacteria by photoacoustic spectroscopy / A.Brangule, K.A.Gross, I.Skadiņš, A.Reinis, J.Kroiča // Bioceramics 28: Multifunctional Bioceramics for Innovative Therapy : selected, peer reviewed papers from the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) (Charlotte North Carolina, USA, Oct.18-21, 2016). - Zurich, 2017. - P.125-129. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

The level of inflammatory cytokines and antimicrobial peptides after composite material implantation and contamination with bacterial culture / I.Skadiņš, J.Kroiča, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka // Engineering Materials and Tribology XXV : selected, peer reviewed papers from the 25th International Baltic Conference of Engineering Materials and Tribology (BALTMATTRIB) (Riga, Latvia, Nov.3-4, 2016). - Zurich, 2017. - P.245-250. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

The oral microbiome of smokeless tobacco users in Latvia / D.Rostoka, I.Skadiņš, A.Reinis, R.Koka, D.Lauva, J.Kroiča ...[et al.] // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.71, No.1/2 (2017), p.33-37. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Antibacterial efficiency of hydroxyapatite biomaterials with biodegradable polylactic acid and polycaprolactone polymers saturated with antibiotics / J.Kroiča, I.Skadiņš, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Bērza // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.70, No.4 (2016), p.220-226. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

In vitro bioactivity and bacteriostasis effect of thermally treated and UV-light irradiated TiO2 ceramics / A.Reinis, I.Skadins, J.Kroica ...[et al.] // Key Engineering Materials. - Vol.674 (2016) : 24th International Baltic Conference on Engineering Materials and Tribology (BALTMATTRIB and IFHTSE 2015) (Tallinn, Estonia, Nov.5-16, 2015)), p.121-126. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Orālā mikroflora un tās nozīme ārpus mutes lokalizētu slimību etioloģijā / J.Kroiča, D.Rostoka, A.Reinis, I.Skadiņš // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.3 (2016, marts), 27.-34.lpp.

Reinis, Aigars. Hlorheksidīns - palīgs mutes mikrofloras kontrolei / A.Reinis // Zobārstniecības Raksti. - Nr.1 (2015), 28.-29.lpp.

Evaluation of the physical and antimicrobial properties of silver doped hydroxyapatite depending on the preparation method / I.Salma, A.Reinis, A.Dubnika ...[et al.] // Journals of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine. - Vol.25, No.2 (2014, Febr.), p.435-444. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Mikroorganismu biofilmas un to ietekme uz implantātu biosaderību / J.Vētra, I.Skadiņš, A.Reinis, J.Kroiča // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.6/7 (2014, jūn./jūl.), 84.-88.lpp.

Reinis, Aigars. Enoksolona darbības mehānisms / A.Reinis // Zobārstniecības Raksti. - Nr.2 (2014), 27.-28.lpp.

Association between Lactobacillus species and bacterial vaginosis-related bacteria, and bacterial vaginosis scores in small population of pregnant Latvian women [Elektroniskais resurss] / N.Berza, J.Zodzika, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, L.Piekuse ...[et al.] // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.5, No.5 (2013, May), p.255-264. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.iomcworld.com/ijcrimph/may2013.htm

Development of poly(vinyl alcohol) cryo-systems with medicines and their comparative study of antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity / A.Reinis, L.Berzina-Cimdina, J.Kroica ...[et al.] // International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (Riga, Latvia, Oct.10-12, 2012). - Riga, 2013. - P.113-118. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Impact of sintering temperature on the phase composition and antibacterial properties of silver-doped hydroxyapatite / A.Reinis, A.Dubnika, D.Loca ...[et al.] // Pure and Applied Chemistry. - Vol.85, No.2 (2013), p.453-462. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

In vitro evaluation of osteoblast cell behavior and antimicrobial properties of biphasic calcium phosphate ceramics / D.Loca, A.Dubnika, A.Reinis, N.Romancikova // International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (Riga, Latvia, Oct.10-12, 2012). - Riga, 2013. - P.186-189. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Reinis, Aigars. Vaginālo probiotiku pozitīvā mijiedarbība ar makroorganismu : [par probiotiku izmantojumu normālas maksts mikrofloras atjaunošanai] / A.Reinis, N.Bērza // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.1 (2013, janv.), 7.-10.lpp.

The influence of adjuvant radiotherapy on ovarian function, menopausal symptoms and quality of sexual life in cervical cancer patients [Elektroniskais resurss] / N.Berza, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, R.Macuks ...[et al.] // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.5, No.6 (2013, June), p.377-385. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.iomcworld.com/ijcrimph/june2013.htm

Abstracts​​

Complex clinical, biological and microbiological analysis of acute complicated and acute uncomplicated appendicitis in children / M.Kakars, A.Engelis, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, A.Viksne, A.Petersons ...[et al.] // 15th Conference of the Baltic Association of Paediatric Surgeons (Riga, Latvia, May 10-12, 2018) : Final Programme and Abstracts. - Riga, 2018. - P.59.

Complex clinical, biological and microbiological analysis of acute complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis in children / M.Kakars, A.Eņģelis, J.Kroiča, A.K.Saxena, A.Reinis, A.Pētersons // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 47.lpp. - T.p. krāj. "15th Conference of the Baltic Association of Paediatric Surgeons" (Riga, Latvia, May 10-12, 2018) : Final Programme and Abstracts. - Riga, 2018. - P.59.

In vitro characterization perspectives in using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (FTIR PAS) / A.Brangule, I.Skadiņš, A.Reinis, J.Kroiča, K.A.Gross // 29th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS29) (Toulouse, France, Oct.25-27, 2017) : Book of Abstracts. - Toulouse, 2017. - P.133.

Prevention of bioceramics against bacterial contamination using bacteriophages / K.Racenis, L.Eglite, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, J.Kroica // 4th World Congress on Targeting Infectious Diseases “Phage Therapy 2016’’ (Paris, France, June 2-3, 2016) : [Abstracts]. - Paris, 2016. - P.67.

Antibacterial efficiency of biomaterials with biodegradable polymer and antibiotics [Elektroniskais resurss] / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka // European Cells and Materials [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.29, Suppl.1 (2015), p.54. - 8th Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (Sigulda, Latvia, May 6-8, 2015) : Meeting Abstracts. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.ecmjournal.org. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Association between vaginal pH and Lactobacillus species and bacterial vaginosis associated microorganisms in small population of women in their first trimester of pregnancy / N.Berza, J.Zodzika, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, I.Skadins // The 9th ESIDOG/1st ISIDOG European Conference (Riga, Latvia, Oct.29-Nov.1, 2015) : Abstracts. - Riga, 2015. - Abstract No.EP7.

Biomateriālu antibakteriālās efektivitātes noteikšanas metodes ietekme uz antibakteriālo ilgumu / I.Skadiņš, J.Kroiča, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, D.Rostoka, N.Bērza ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 307.lpp.

Fizioloģiskās vides ietekme uz biomateriāliem ar biodegradējumu polipienskābes polimēru / I.Skadiņš, J.Kroiča, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, D.Rostoka, N.Bērza ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 306.lpp.

Types of vaginal microbiota in small population of pregnant women / N.Bērza, J.Zodzika, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, I.Skadins // The 9th ESIDOG/1st ISIDOG European Conference (Riga, Latvia, Oct.29-Nov.1, 2015) : Abstracts. - Riga, 2015. - Abstract No.EP9.

Antibacterial efficiency of biomaterials with open porosity of 15% and total porosity of 20% [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, N.Berza // 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) (Nantes, France, July 2-4, 2014) : Conference Programme [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Nantes, 2014. - Abstr. No.O2.3. - Resurss aprakstīts 2015.g. 24.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: mymarketingteam.conference-services.net

Antibacterial efficiency of hydroxyapatite biomaterials with biodegradable polycaprolactone polymer, saturated with gentamicin / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Berza // Journal of International Education for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IECCLM). - Vol.1, No.1 (2014), p.42. - XII Baltic Congress of Laboratory Medicine (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2014) : Abstracts Book.

Antibacterial efficiency of hydroxyapatite biomaterials with biodegradable polylactic acid polymer, saturated with gentamicin [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, N.Berza // 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) (Barcelona, Spain, May 10-13, 2014) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Barcelona, 2014. - Abstr. No.P0316. - Resurss aprakstīts 2015.g. 24.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.escmid.org/escmid_library/online_lecture%20libr…

Biomaterial antibacterial efficiency with reduced level of porosity [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, N.Berza // 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) (Nantes, France, July 2-4, 2014) : Conference Programme [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Nantes, 2014. - Abstr. No.P7.1. - Resurss aprakstīts 2015.g. 24.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: mymarketingteam.conference-services.net

Biomaterial associated infections – causative agents and mechanisms / A.Reinis, J.Kroica, J.Vetra, I.Skadiņš, N.Bērza, D.Rostoka // Journal of International Education for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IECCLM). - Vol.1, No.1 (2014), p.33. - XII Baltic Congress of Laboratory Medicine (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2014) : Abstracts Book.

Biomaterials with biodegradable polymer and antibiotics – efficiency tests in laboratories, practical use, advantages and disadvantages / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Berza // Journal of International Education for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IECCLM). - Vol.1, No.1 (2014), p.41. - XII Baltic Congress of Laboratory Medicine (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2014) : Abstracts Book.

Biomateriālu antibakteriālās efektivitātes noteikšana / I.Skadiņš, J.Kroiča, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Bērza // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 335.lpp.

Biomateriālu efektivitāte pret Ps. aeruginosa un S. epidermis / I.Skadiņš, J.Kroiča, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Bērza // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 337.lpp.

Hidroksiapatīta-polipienskābes-ciprofloksacīna biomateriālu ar vidējo atvērto porainību - 15% antibakteriālās efektivitātes noteikšana, izmantojot Kirby-Bauer difūzijas metodi / I.Skadiņš, J.Kroiča, I.Šalma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Bērza // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 334.lpp.

Maksts floras tipi grūtniecēm pirmajā trimestrī / N.Bērza, J.Žodžika, J.Kroiča, A.Reinis, I.Skadiņš ...[u.c.] // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 197.lpp.

Normālas un izmainītas maksts mikrofloras baktēriju veidi grūtniecēm Rīgā / N.Bērza, J.Žodžika, A.Reinis, I.Skadiņš ...[et al.] // 7. Latvijas Dzemdību speciālistu un ginekologu kongress / 1. Baltijas Kolposkopijas konference sadarbībā ar Eiropas Kolposkopijas federāciju : programma & tēzes = 7th Congress of Latvian Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / 1st Baltic Colposcopy Conference in collaboration with European Federation for Colposcopy : programme & abstracts (Rīga, 2014.g. 16.-18.okt.). - Rīga, 2014. - 66.lpp.

Vaginal flora types in pregnant women in their first trimester / N.Berza, J.Zodzika, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, L.Piekuse, O.Vasina // Journal of International Education for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IECCLM). - Vol.1, No.1 (2014), p.2. - XII Baltic Congress of Laboratory Medicine (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2014) : Abstracts Book.

Association between Lactobacillus species, bacterial vaginosis-related microbesand pH in a small population of pregnant women in Latvia / N.Berza, J.Zodzika, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, L.Piekuse ...[et al.] // 8th European Conference of the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ESIDOG) (London, UK, Oct.25-27, 2013) : Abstract Book. - London, 2013. - P.25-26.

Association between vaginal flora type on wet mount microscopy and polymerase chain reaction results in pregnant women / N.Berza, J.Zodzika, D.Rezeberga, J.Kroica, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, L.Piekuse ...[et al.] // 8th European Conference of the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ESIDOG) (London, UK, Oct.25-27, 2013) : Abstract Book. - London, 2013. - P.27.

Contacts

Colleagues

Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Edvīns Miklaševičs
Academic Staff, Director
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Gaida Krūmiņa
Academic Staff
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ināra Logina
Academic Staff
Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff