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Work experience

2013 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biology and Microbiology

2013 - Present

Researcher (Research)

RSU Institute of Oncology, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

2013 - Present

Assistant professor

Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine,Department of Biology and Microbiology

1979 - Present

Head of microbiology and serology department

Pauls Stradins Clinical University hospital

2011 - 2013

lecturer

Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biology and Microbiology

1998 - 2008

Head of Laboratory service

Pauls Stradins Clinical University hospital

1975 - 1979

Lecturer

Riga 2-nd medical school

1972 - 1975

Head of laboratory service

Gulbene regional hospital

Education and training

2011 - Present

Dr. med. (http://termini.lza.lv/article.php? id=8)

Rīga Stradiņš University

2006 - 2010

PhD studies at Riga Stradins University

Rīga Stradiņš University

1966 - 1972

Academy of Medicine of Latvia, MD faculty

The Medical Institute of Latvia

Achievements

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemiology and antibacterial susceptibility in Latvia in 2012 [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / I.Grope, A.Silova, Z.Pucuka, A.O.Balode, E.Miklasevics, D.Berzina, D.Rudzite, D.Gardovska // 53nd Intercience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) (Denver, ASV, Sept.10-13, 2013) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Denver, 2013. - 1 p. - Resurss aprakstīts 2014.g. 14.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.icaaconline.com/php/icaac2013abstracts/

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

 

2006. - 2010. Doctorial programme, Riga Stradiņš University

2011. PhD in Medicine, No D0117,14,11,2011, Riga Stradiņš University.

15.05.2014 - 15.05.2019 Laboratory medicine phisician Certificate No. A - 11081 on the acquisition of the module of integrated competences in laboratory methods , Latvian Medical association.

30.05.2012 - 30.05.2017 Clinical microbiologist, Certificate No A-18775, Latvian Medical Association

1972. Specialization in laboratory medicine on acqusition laboratory investigative methods

 

Field of research

 

 

  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in bacteria
  • Microbiological methods of identification of causive agents if infections
  • Prevention of spread of resistant clones of bacteriain in society

 

Supervised study course

Clinical Microbiology and Control of Hospital Infections

Head of study course

 

 

Clinical microbiology and hospital infection control

 

Lectured study course

Clinical Microbiology and Control of Hospital Infections

Medical Microbiology

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

 

 

Supervised:

qualification papers: 1

Reviewed:

qualification papers: 2

 

Projects

 

Researcher: project " Perdicate test for assessment of tratment effectiveness in cancer patients''n" (Agreement No. 2014-2015.IDP/1/1/1/2/0/13/APIA/VIAA/-17).

 

Memberships

 

Member of the Latvian laboratory specialists association

Member of Latvian association of medical microbiologists

Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Latvian representative in secion of medical microbiologists if European Union of Medical Specialists

 

Publications

 

Research articles​​

 

Detection of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae in the Baltic countries and St. Petersburg area [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Pavelkovich, A.Balode, P.Edquist ...[et al.] // BioMed Research International [Elektroniskais resurss]. - (2014), art. ID 548960, [p.1-7]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/548960/

Differences in Extendend-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Escherichia coli Virulence Factor Genes in the Baltic Sea Region [Elektroniskais resurss] / J.Lillo, K.Pai, A.Balode ...[et al.] // BioMed Research International [Elektroniskais resurss]. - (2014), art. ID 427254, [p.1-7]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/427254/

Antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria collected from countries in Eastern Europe : results from the Tigecycline Evalution and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.) 2004-2010 / A.Balode, V.Punda-Polic, M.J.Dowzicky // International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. - Vol.41, Issue 6 (2013, June), p.527-535. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Dissemination of a carbapenem-risistant Acinetobacter baumannii strain belonging to international clone II/sequence type 2 and harboring a novel AbaR4-like resistance island in Latvia / M.Saule, A.Balode, E.Miklasevics ...[et al.] // Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. - Vol.57, No.2 (2013, Feb.), p.1069-1072. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

 

Abstracts​​

 

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemioloģija Bērnu klīniskajā universitātes slimnīcā ārstētiem bērniem ar apakšējo elpceļu infekcijām vecumā līdz 18 gadiem / A.Prokofjeva, A.Ņikuļenkova, H.Čupeca, D.Deksne, A.O.Balode, J.Pavāre, D.Gardovska, I.Grope ...[u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 161.lpp.

Streptococcus pneumoniae distribution in hospitalized and healthy children in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Prokofjeva, A.Nikulenkova, M.Visnevska, A.Balode, D.Gardovska, I.Grope // 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) (Dublin, Ireland, May 6-10, 2014) : Abstracts [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Dublin, 2014. - Abstr. No.614. - Resurss aprakstīts 2015.g. 15.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://cmoffice.kenes.com/cddemo/data/HtmlApp/main.html

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemioloģiskās un klīniskās īpatnības veseliem un stacionārā ārstētiem bērniem vecumā no viena mēneša līdz 18 gadiem / A.Prokofjeeva, A.Ņikuļenkova, M.Višņevska, J.Pavāre, D.Gardovska, A.Balode, I.Grope // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 198.lpp.

Using maximal sterile barriers to prevent central venous catheter-related infections in Pauls Stradiņš University Hospital / A.Balode, A.Melbārde-Kelmere, P.Ošs ...[et al.] // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.68, No.5/6 (2014), p.A8. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

An observational study on causative agents of bloodstream infections at Riga Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in intensive care units in 2011 / S.Vilcane, P.Aldis, A.O.Balode, I.Skadins // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 193.lpp.

Antimicrobial susceptibility and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates between 2008 and 2012 in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / A.Silova, Z.Pucuka, D.Berzina, I.Grope, D.Rudzite, E.Miklasevics, A.Balode // 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) (Berlin, Germany, Apr.27-30, 2013) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Berlin, 2013. - Poster No.eP727. - Resurss aprakstīts 2016.g. 10.jūn. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.escmid.org/escmid_publications/escmid_elibrary/…

Epidemiology of streptococcus pneumoniae among healthy children aged 1 to 24 months in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / A.Prokofjeva, Z.Pucuka, A.Silova, A.Balode, D.Gardovska, I.Grope, // 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) (Milan, Italy, May 28-June 1, 2013) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Milan, 2013. - 1 p. - Resurss aprakstīts 2014.g. 22.maijā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://w3.kenes-group.com/apps/espid2013/abstracts/PDF/749…

S. pneumoniae serotipu izplatība un antimikrobā jutība Rīgas Austrumu klīniskās umiversitātes slimnīcā un Paula Stradiņa Klīniskās universitātes slimnīcā laikposmā no 2008. līdz 2012. gadam / Z.Pučuka, D.Bērziņa, I.Grope, E.Miklaševičs, A.Balode ...[u.c.] // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 208.lpp.

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemiological and clinical features in hospitalized children in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / Z.Pucuka, A.Silova, D.Berzina, E.Miklasevics, A.Balode, D.Gardovska, I.Grope // 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) (Milan, Italy, May 28-June 1, 2013) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Milan, 2013. - 1 p. - Resurss aprakstīts 2014.g. 22.maijā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://w3.kenes-group.com/apps/espid2013/abstracts/PDF/979…

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemioloģija veseliem bērniem Latvijā vecuma grupā no 1 līdz 24 mēnešiem / Z.Pučuka, A.Balode, D.Gardovska, I.Grope ...[u.c.] // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 182.lpp.

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemioloģiskās un klīniskās īpatnības stacionārā ārstētiem bērniem / Z.Pučuka, A.Silova, D.Bērziņa, D.Gardovska, A.Balode, I.Grope // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 206.lpp.

Streptococcus pneumoniae epidemiology and antibacterial susceptibility in Latvia in 2012 [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / I.Grope, A.Silova, Z.Pucuka, A.O.Balode, E.Miklasevics, D.Berzina, D.Rudzite, D.Gardovska // 53nd Intercience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) (Denver, ASV, Sept.10-13, 2013) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Denver, 2013. - 1 p. - Resurss aprakstīts 2014.g. 14.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.icaaconline.com/php/icaac2013abstracts/

Contacts

Colleagues

Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Edvīns Miklaševičs
Academic Staff, Director
Zanda Daneberga
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Arvīds Irmejs
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Egils Vjaters
Leading Researcher
Inese Čakstiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Miki Nakazawa-Miklaševiča
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Egija Berga-Švītiņa
Academic Staff, Researcher, Doctoral student
Pēteris Loža
Researcher, Doctoral student
Signe Subatniece
Researcher, Head of Study Programme
Jeļena Maksimenko
Researcher, Academic Staff
Svetlana Vorslova
Leading Researcher
Urzula Lakuča
Office Manager
Jānis Vilmanis
Academic Staff
Anita Bessmertnova
Laboratory Assistant
Nora Kriķe
Laboratory Assistant
Dace Lapiņa
Laboratory Assistant