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Work experience

2008 - Present

Chemistry and Cosmetics - lecturer

Riga’s school of Cosmetics CIDESKO

2010 - Present

Lecturer

RSU Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

2008 - 2010

Assistant

RSU Medical Biochemistry Department

1990 - 2008

Senior laboratory assistant

RSU Medical Biochemistry Department

1980 - 1990

Senior laboratory assistant

RMI (later LMA) Laboratory of biochemistry

Present

Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry

Education and training

2013 - Present

PhD student. Medicine and Paharmacy

RSU

Various berries and young shoots of extracts obtained by freeze drying method, the effect of oxidative stress parameters in vitro and in vivo chemical treatment.

Supervisor Professor A. Skesters

2003 - 2004

Master of natural sciences degree in biology

Latvian university, Faculty of Biology

1979 - 1989

Specialty - Biochemistry; lecturer of biology and chemistry

Latvian State university, Faculty of Biology

1967 - 1978

Secondary education

Valmiera's 4th secondary school

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

  • 2020.08.01. Guest seminar "Drug utilization research and its use for policy and clinical practice
  • RSU PIC Faculty of Continuing Education
  • 2019.07.12. IX Latvian Gastroenterology Congress - Satellite Symposium “Vitamin D Big Doses efficacy and safety. "
  • 2019.07.12. IX Latvian Gastroenterology Congress with International Participation. Organized by Gastroenterology Support Society and Digestive Disease Society.
  • 2019.09.10. "Qualitative Research Methodology and Data Analysis" RSU PIC
  • 2019.05.11. guest lecture. The role of omega-3 fatty acids in our body. RSU Sports and Nutrition
  • Cathedral
  • 2019.24.10. Clinical aspects of HIV / AIDS - theory and demonstration of case studies. RSU
  • Faculty of Continuing Education
  • 2019.01 – 03.04. RSU Scientific Conference
  • 2019.30.01 "E-learning opportunities in close-up or simply and quickly on complex" RSU PIC
  • 2018.21.11. 3K Research RSU PIC
  • 2018.02.10. PubMed and its tools for searching scientific publications RSU PIC
  • 2018.22. - 23.03. RSU Scientific Conference
  • 2018.15.03. conference “Tick borne infections in Europe - up to date from the spot to nature
  • RSU Continuing Education Faculty.
  • 2017.02.10. Guest lecture “Statistics in Clinical Trials” RSU PIC
  • 2017.27. - 29.11. Formulation of study results and improvement of evaluation study programs. RSU PIC
  • 2017.08.09. "Stress Management and Development of Stress Resistance" Riga School of Psychology
  • 2017.06 - 07.04. RSU Scientific Conference
  • 2017.09.03. Conference “Healthy and Quality Food in Latvia”. LĀB
  • 2017.24.01. About the Digital Skills course Google Apps - How Google Tools can help to teach and learn? ”. Riga City Council Education Committee, Nr. DIKS-15-187-al
  • 01.06.2016. Lecture: Experience of The University of British Columbia in flipped classroom usage.
  • I. Kazuša, I. Nokalna. Uztura bagātinātāji spēj kaitēt veselībai. Ārsts.LV, 2016g., 20. – 22.p.
  • I. Nokalna, A. Silova, A. Skesters, I. Vanaga, U. Kletnieks, K. Kletnieks, A. Korica, A. Sitovs. Shoots of sea buckthorn (Hippohae rhamnoides L.) extract bioactive substances antioxidative potential and ability to bind free radicals detection in vitro. RSU 2016. Scientific Conference. Riga, 2015g. 29.p.
  • A. Skesters, A. Silova, I. Vanaga, U. Klētnieks, A. Sitovs, I. Nokalna, N. Boka. The effect of natural antioxidants on oxidative stress markers in rats. (in poster presentation) 6-th Global Summit on Medical and Aromatic Plants. Riga 2016.
  • 2015.03.06. 8th World Congress on Diabetes and Obesity.
  • 2015. 10.03. Rīga, Latvian Physicians Association Conference - Safe food
  • 2015. 26 – 27. 03. Rīga, RSU Scientific conference.
  • 2015. 24.01. Rīga, Latvian Physicians Association Conference - 1. Interdisciplinary Conference.
  • 2014. 26. – 28. 11. Rīga, 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: Society, Health, Welfare.
  • 2014. 15. 10 Rīga, Thermal Analysis, Rheology and Mikorokalorimetry: TA instrument.
  • I. Nokalna, A. Silova, L. Zuka, A. Skesters. The freeze-dried local berry and vegetable sprouts extract antioxidant capacity in vitro and in vivo. RSU 2015. Scientific Conference. Riga, 2015g. 30.p.
  • 2014. 3. 10. Rīga, Thermo Fisher Scientific Days of Science 2014.
  • 2014. 25.09. Rīga, Latvian Physicians Association Conference: Latvian product - a healthy choice.
  • 2014. 02.06. Rīga, RSU RSU Recent research in Cell and Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory.
  • 2014.g. 10.-11. 04. Rīga, RSU 13th Scientific conference.
  • I. Nokalna, L. Zuka, A. Skesters, U. Kletnieks. Use of Natural plant Extracts in Improvement of Life Quality. Riga; Abstract; Society, Health, Welfare, 2014g. 48.p.
  • 2013. 11.-12. 10. Rīga, RSU Course of lectures: Basic course in Medical Statistic.
  • 2013.g. 23.-25. 10 Rīga ISANH:The 7th International Conference on Diabetes & Obesity 2013.
  • 02.05. - 03.05.2013., Third Transnational Meeting within project „Development of Joint Learning Material for Beauticians", Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2013.gada 21.- 22.marts, participation in 12th scientific conference of RSU,
  • I. Nokalna, L. Zuka, A. Silova, A. Skesters, U. Kletnieks. The freeze-dried local berry and vegetable extract antioxidant capacity in vitro. RSU 12. Scientific Conference. Riga, 2013g. 252.p.
  • 2012.gada 18.decembrisr, participation in the seminar: "What is the modern scientist roles and responsibilities in the university?"
  • RSU 2012.gada 17.decembris, the curriculum: "Preparation of scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. "
  • 2010. RSU English language improvement courses.
  • 2010. University lecturers' professional competence in innovation in the European Higher Education Area.
  • 2006. Latvia University of Agriculture professional development. Didactics of Higher Education.

Field of research

  • The capacity of biologically active substances in plants to block activity of oxidants.

Supervised study course

Biochemistry I

Medical Biochemistry

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry and Interpretation of Biochemical Tests

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry and Interpretation of Biochemical Tests

Head of study course

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry and Interpretation of Biochemical Tests

Lectured study course

Biochemistry

Biochemistry I

Medical Biochemistry

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry and Interpretation of Biochemical Tests

Projects

  • Contract research "Detection of antioxidative status and antiradical capacity in natural substances"; Contracting party: Ltd "Pharma and Chemistry Competence Centre of Latvia" (2015).
  • Contract research "Research on antioxidative potential of bioactive substances in plant extracts and their potential to bind to free radicals "in vitro"". Contracting party: Ltd "Pharma and Chemistry Competence Centre of Latvia" (2015).​​

Publications

Research articles​​

Kazuša, Irina. Uztura bagātinātāji spēj kaitēt veselībai : [stāsta Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes ķīmijas un bioķīmijas lektores] / I.Kazuša, I.Nokalna ; pierakstīja K.Putinceva // Ārsts.lv. - Nr.5 (2016, maijs), 20.-22.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Ogu un augu dzinumu ekstraktu ietekme uz oksidatīvā stresa rādītājiem in vivo / I.Nokalna, A.Silova, A.Šķesters, I.Kalniņš ...[u.c.] // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 223.lpp.

Augu izcelsmes dabisko antioksidantu efekts uz oksidatīvā stresa marķieriem in vivo / I.Nokalna, I.Vanaga, A.Silova, A.Šitovs, I.Kalniņš, A.Šķesters // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 166.lpp.

Smiltsērkšķu (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) dzinumu ekstraktu bioaktīvo vielu antioksidatīvā potenciāla un spējas saistīt brīvos radikāļus noteikšana in vitro / I.Nokalna, A.Silova, A.Šķesters, A.Šitovs ...[u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 29.lpp.

The effect of natural antioxidants on oxidative stress markers in rats / A.Skesters, A.Silova, A.Sitovs, I.Nokalna, N.Boks ...[et al.] // 6th Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Riga, Latvia, May 24-26, 2016) : Abstract Book. - Riga, 2016. - P.19.

Liofilizēto vietējo ogu un augu dzinumu ekstraktu antioksidatīvā kapacitāte in vitro un in vivo / I.Nokalna, A.Silova, A.Šķesters, N.Boks ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 30.lpp.

Liofilizēto vietējo ogu un augu ekstraktu antioksidatīvā kapacitāte in vitro / I.Nokalna, A.Silova, A.Šķesters ...[u.c.] // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 252.lpp.

Use of natural plant extracts in improvement of life quality / I.Nokalna, L.Zuka, A.Skesters, U.Kletnieks // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.48.

Books and brochures​​

Nokalna, Ināra. Organiskā ķīmija ar ievirzi bioķīmijā : metodiskais materiāls studentiem / sastādītāji: I.Nokalna, M.Nokalns ; redaktore: A.Lapsa ; Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. Cilvēka fizioloģijas un bioķīmijas katedra. - Rīga : RSU, 2018. - 55 lpp.

Organiskā ķīmija ar ievirzi bioķīmijā : metodiskais materiāls studentiem / sastādītāji: I.Nokalna, M.Nokalns ; Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. Cilvēka fizioloģijas un bioķīmijas katedra. - Rīga : Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2015. - 40 lpp.

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