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Work experience

2017 - Present

Asisstant professor

Riga Stradiņš university, Department of Biology and Microbiology, Riga (Latvia)

2011 - 2017

Acting Assistant

Riga Stradiņš university, Department of Biology and Microbiology

Education and training

2012 - 2015

PhD studies (Doctoral Studies) of Medicine

Rīga Stradiņš University

Title of the doctoral thesis " Antibacterial activity of composite materials with antibiotics in vitro and in vivo; Scientific supervisor: prof. Juta Kroiča, dr.med. Ilze Šalma. Date of thesis defense: 7.11.2016

2004 - 2010

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

Riga Stradiņš university

1992 - 2004

Secondary education

Riga secondary school of Janis Poruks

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2016. Certificate No. 2016/128. The evaluation methodology of study results. Riga Stradiņš University. 9 academic hours​

2016. Certificate No. 2016/160. Effective management​ of research. Riga Stradiņš University. 8 academic hours​

Field of research

  • infection agents of Intravenous catheter infections
  • Biomaterials
  • Biofilm formation mechanisms on implants
  • Implant related infections
  • Antibacterial properties of biomaterials
  • Bacterial adhesion and colonization on biomaterials
  • Biofilms

Head of study course

Time Management in the Study Process (Faculty of Medicine)​

Microbiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Supervised study course

Time Management in the Study Process (Faculty of Medicine)

Microbiology (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Lectured study course

Medical Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine)

Microbiology, Immunology, Virology​ (Faculty of Dentistry)

Time Management in the Study Process (Faculty of Medicine)​​

Projects

Researcher: Latvian government research program. ​"New materials and technologies for biological tissue evaluation and replacement" VPP 4.5​

Memberships

Member of Latvian Society for Microbiology. Since 2012 -

ESCMID. Since 2017-​

Publications

Research articles​​

The level of inflammatory cytokines and antimicrobial peptides after composite material implantation and contamination with bacterial culture / Skadins I., Kroica J., Salma I., Reinis A., Sokolova M., Rostoka D. // Key Engineering Materials, 2017; 721: 245–250.​


Simultaneous identification of amorphous calcium phosphate and S.epidermidis bacteria by photoacoustic spectroscopy / Brangule A., Gross K. A., Skadins I., Reinis A., Kroica J. // Key Engineering Materials, 2017; 720: 125–129.


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.


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) p.121-126.


Association between Lactobacillus species and bacterial vaginosis-related bacteria, and bacterial vaginosis scores in small population of pregnant Latvian women / 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. - Vol.5, No.5 (2013, May), p.255-264.

The influence of adjuvant radiotherapy on ovarian function, menopausal symptoms and quality of sexual life in cervical cancer patients / N.Berza, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, R.Macuks ...[et al.] // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health - Vol.5, No.6 (2013, June), p.377-385.


Adhesion and colonisation intensity of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on a composite material surface of hydroxyapatites and titanium dioxide / I.Skadins, A.Reinis, J.Kroica, D.Rostoka, J.Vetra // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health Vol.4, N 12 (2012, Dec.), p.2065-2076.​

Abstracts​​

Lana Mičko , Daiga Marnauza, Ingus Skadiņš. Bacterial adhesion and colonisation intensity on porous TiO2 ceramic biomaterials. International Student Conference Health and Social Sciences, Latvia, Riga, April 5th, 2017, P.116


Veronika Baltmane, Ivars Veckalns, Ingus Skadiņš. The bacteriological contamination of peripheral intravenous catheters in cardiologic department. International Student Conference Health and Social Sciences, Latvia, Riga, April 5th, 2017, P.134


The level of inflammatory cytokines and antimicrobial peptides after composite material implantation and contamination with bacterial culture / Ingus Skadiņš, Juta Kroiča, Ilze Šalma, Aigars Reinis, Marina Sokolova, Dagnija Rostoka // The 25th International Baltic Conference of Engineering Materials & Tribology" – BALTMATTRIB 2016, November 3rd – 4th, p.88 ​


Fabrication and characterization of modified titanium dioxide scaffolds for bone tissue engineering / I. Narkevica, J. Ozolins, I. Cakstina, I. Skadins. // 9th annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials. Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1–3, 2016. P.13-14 ​


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. ​

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.

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.

Antibacterial efficiency of biomaterials with biodegradable polymer and antibiotics / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka // European Cells and Materials. - Vol.29, Suppl.1 (2015), p.54. - 8th Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (Sigulda, Latvia, May 6-8, 2015) : Meeting Abstracts.

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.

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.


Antibacterial efficiency of hydroxyapatite biomaterials with biodegradable polycaprolactone polymer, saturated with ciprofloxacin / I.Skadins, J.Kroica, I.Salma, A.Reinis, M.Sokolova, D.Rostoka, N.Berza. 2nd Congress of Baltic Microbiologists. Tartu, Estonia, 16.10.2014 – 19.10.2014, P.54 ​​

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.

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.

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 biomaterials with open porosity of 15% and total porosity of 20% : [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)

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)

Antibacterial efficiency of hydroxyapatite biomaterials with biodegradable polylactic acid polymer, saturated with gentamicin [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.


Antibacterial efficiency of hydroxyapatite biomaterials with biodegradable polylactic acid polymer, saturated with ciprofloxacin / I Skadins, J Kroica, I Salma, A Reinis, M Sokolova, N Berza // Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials – 7th annual meeting iNANO, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark 26 – 28 March 2014, O19 ​

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.

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.


Adhesion and colonisation intensity of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on a composite material surface of hydroxyapatites and titanium dioxide: [abstract] / I.Skadins, A.Reinis, J.Kroica, D.Rostoka, J.Vetra // 6th International Online Medical Conference (IOMC) (Nov.23-25, 2012)

Bakteriālās adhēzijas izvērtējums uz oriģināli sintezētu titāna dioksīdu (TiO2) un hidroksilapatītu (HAp) saturošu kompozītmateriālu virsmas / A.Reinis, J.Kroiča, J.Vētra, I.Skadiņš, D.Rostoka ...[u.c.] // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 318.lpp.

Bakteriālās adhēzijas un kolonizācijas izvērtējums uz oriģināli sintezētu hidroksilapatītu (HAp) un sudrabu (Ag) saturošu biomateriālu virsmas / A.Reinis, J.Kroiča, J.Vētra, I.Skadiņš, D.Rostoka ...[u.c.] // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 319.lpp.

Evaluation of bacterial adhesion and colonisation on originally synthesized composite material containing hydroxylapatite (Hap) and silver (Ag) / A.Reinis, J.Kroiča, J.Vētra, I.Skadiņš, D.Rostoka ...[et al.] // Laboratorine Medicina. - Vol.14, Special Suppl. (2012), p.47. - 11th Baltic Congress of Laboratory Medicine (Vilnius, Lithuania, May 10-12, 2012)

Evaluation of bacterial adhesion on originally synthesized composite material surfaces containing titan dioxide (TIO2) and hydroxylapatite (Hap) / A.Reinis, J.Kroiča, J.Vētra, I.Skadiņš, D.Rostoka ...[et al.] // Laboratorine Medicina. - Vol.14, Special Suppl. (2012), p.46. - 11th Baltic Congress of Laboratory Medicine (Vilnius, Lithuania, May 10-12, 2012)

Evaluation of bacterial colonisation of biomaterials and its effect on TNF-a,-b defensin-2 and IL-10 expression in tissues in vivo study, after a 2 and 4 week, and 3 month exposure in rabbit tissues / A.Reinis, M.Pilmane, J.Kroiča, J.Vētra, I.Skadiņš, D.Rostoka ...[et al.] // 1st Congress of Baltic Microbiologists (Riga, Latvia, Okt.31-Nov.4, 2012) : Scientific Program & Book of Abstracts. - Riga, 2012. - P.P05.

In vitro and in vivo study of bacterial adhesion and colonisation on different biomaterials : [abstract] / A.Reinis, J.Kroica, J.Vētra, M.Pilmane, I.Skadiņš, D.Rostoka ...[et al.] // Bioceramics and cells for reinforcement of bone (Riga, Latvia, Oct.18-20, 2012) : [symposium] / Riga Stradiņš University, Riga Technical University. - Riga, 2012. - P.22.

Mikrobioloģiska klīniskā materiāla izmeklēšana ar PĶR halitozes slimniekiem / D.Rostoka, J.Kroiča, A.Reinis, I.Skadiņš, N.Bērza // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 185.lpp.

Analysis methods of antibacterial afficiency of retainers impregnated with antibiotics : [abstract] / I.Skadins, A.Reinis, J.Kroica // Bioceramics and cells for reinforcement of bone (Riga, Latvia, Oct.18-20, 2012) / Riga Stradiņš University, Riga Technical University. - Riga, 2012. - P.25.

Contacts

Colleagues

Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Alexander Lerner
Visiting professor
Aigars Pētersons
Rector, Academic Staff
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Guntis Bahs
Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Academic Staff
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Pēteris Tretjakovs
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme
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
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Rezeberga
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff