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Work experience

2018 - Present

Medical doctor, Internal medicine specialist

Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Nephrology centre

2016 - Present

Medical doctor

MS Gailezers - Dialysis centre

2015 - 2018

Medical doctor - trainee in internal medicine

Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital

2014 - Present

Lecturer

Riga Stradins university, Department of Biology and microbiology

Education and training

2016 - Present

Doctarate studies in medical sciences

Riga Stradins university

2015 - 2018

Residency in Internal medicine

Riga Stradins university

2009 - 2015

Doctor of Medicine

Riga Stardins University

2013 - 2014

Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin (ERASMUS programme)

1997 - 2009

Secondary education

Grammar School of Nordic Languages

2006 - 2008

German language courses

Goethe Institut Riga

2006 - 2006

German language courses

Goethe Institut Riga

Achievements

Awards and recognitions

 

  • Grand prize award. K.Racenis. Bacteriophage lytic effect among biofilm producing uropathogenic E.coli cultures // Riga Stradins University Faculty of Continuing Education 20th scientific-practical contest “Up to date in modern medicine” – Riga, Latvia, 2017
  • Resident of the Year 2016 - Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital
  • Grant for the ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop "Medical Biofilm Techniques 2016" held in Lyngby, Denmark, 22 – 25 August 2016
  • Best presentation award - Bacteriophages as potential treatment for infections in ​S.aureus ​colonised nephrological patients ​an ​in vitro ​study // XIII Baltic Nephrology conference - Jurmala, Latvia, 2016
  • Student of the Year 2014 - Riga Stradins University
  • ERASMUS mobility grant 2013 – 2014 (Charite Universiatsmedizin Berlin)

 

Publications

 

Abstracts

  • Racenis K., Petersons A., Kroica J. Bacterial biofilm as a major factor for treatment of urinary tract infection // XIV Baltic Nephrology Conference. Tallinn, Estonia - 2018
  • Racenis K., Olive A.S., Avotins L., Petersons A., Balode A.O., Kroica J. Biofilm formation screening among uropathogenic E.coli // 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Madrid, Spain - 2018
  • Racenis K., Kroica J., Racene L., Petersons A. Bacteriophages as potential tool for bacterial infection treatment // 8th Congress of Latvian Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Riga, Latvia- 2018
  • K.Racenis, J.Kroica, L.Avotins, L.Vitola, L.Saulkane, I.Puide, I.Mihailova, A.Petersons. S. aureus decontamination for nephrological patients using different bacteriophage suspensions // Riga Stradins University Scientific conference – Riga, Latvia, 2018
  • K.Racenis, D.Matisa, A.Petersons, J.Kroica. First steps in phage treatment among bacterial biofilms // 1st German Phage Symposium – Stutgart, Germany, 2017
  • K.Racenis, J.Kroica, L.Eglite, I.Mihailova, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, A.O.Balode, A.Petersons. Bacteriophage lytic effect among biofilm producing uropathogenic E.coli cultures. Riga Stradins University Reaserch Articles in Medicine and Pharmacy. 2017. Accepted for publishing in peer-reviewed journal.
  • K. Racenis, L. Eglite, A.O. Balode, A.Petersons, A.Silda, J. Kroica. Characterization of bacteriophage lytic effect in E.coli cultures isolated from patients // Riga Stradins University 16th Scientific conference – Riga, Latvia, 2017
  • K.Racenis, L.Eglite, L.Avotins, L.Saulkalne, L.Vitola, V.Kuzema, A.Petersons, J.Kroica. Bacteriophages as potential treatment for infections in ​S.aureus ​colonised nephrological patients ​an ​in vitro ​study // XIII Baltic Nephrology conference - Jurmala, Latvia, 2016 (Best presentation award)
  • K. Racenis, L.Eglite, A.Reinis, I.Skadins, J.Kroica. Prevention of bioceramics against bacterial contamination using bacteriophages // 4th World Congress on Targeting Infectious Diseases "Phage Therapy 2016'' – Paris, France, 2016
  • K. Racenis, L.Eglite, A.Dislers, V.O.Klinklava, J. Kroica. In vitro characteristics of phage lytic activity // Riga Stradins University 15th Scientific conference – Riga, Latvia, 2016
  • K. Racenis, L. Keisa, R. Buss. Comparison of chronic kidney disease stage IV and V patient groups with C- reactive protein above and under 10 mg/l // Riga Stradins University International Student Conference „Health and Social Sciences 2015"- Riga, Latvia, 2015
  • K. Racenis, L. Keisa. Patients with chronic kidney disease in stage IV and V some laboratory data comparison using different glomerular filtration rate calculation formulas –10th Warsaw International Medical Student Congress - Warsaw, Poland, 2014
  • K. Racenis, H. Cernevskis. Patients with chronic kidney disease in stage IV and V group comparison using different glomerular filtration rate calculation formulas // Riga Stradins University 13th Scientific conference – Riga, Latvia 2014
  • K. Racenis. Liver and renal transplantation in 52-year old woman with polycystic kidney disease with liver involvement // Riga Stradins University 63th Student Conference – Riga, Latvia, 2014

 

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

 

Courses

  • George Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology - training course on general methods of evaluation of bacteriophage activity against clinical bacterial isolates, Tblisi, Gerogia, 18 - 22 December 2017
  • Observership programme for international medical graduates in internal medicine, UT Southwestern, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas, USA, July 2017
  • ESIM (European School of Internal Medicine) Winter School attendance, Riga, Latvia, February 2017
  • ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop "Medical Biofilm Techniques 2016" held in Lyngby, Denmark, 22 – 25 August 2016
  • ​Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy​ - bacteriophage therpay in laboratory and clinical conditions, Wroclaw, Poland, 21 - 25 September 2015.​

 

Memberships

 

  • Head of Latvian Junior Doctors Association
  • Member of Latvian Association of Nephrologists
  • ​​Member of Latvian Society of Internal Medicine
  • Member of ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
  • Board member of Council of Residency at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital
  • Member of Postgradute council at Riga Stradins university

 

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