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Work experience

2020 - Present

Head of the Laboratory (temporary)

Rīga Stradiņš University, Laboratory of Morphology

2017 - Present

Lecturer

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, Department of Morphology

2015 - Present

Study Process Organiser

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, Department of Morphology

2015 - 2017

Acting Assistant

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, Department of Morphology

2012 - 2017

Medical Consultant

Medical journal "Medicus Bonus"

2014 - 2015

Study Process Organizer

Rīga Stradiņš University, Department of Surgery

Education and training

2018 - Present

PhD Candidate in Medicine

Rīga Stradiņš University

2015 - 2018

Doctoral Studies, Study Programme "Medicine"

Rīga Stradiņš University

12.12.2018. Certificate for the doctoral study programme "Medicine" completion (120 Credit points).

2008 - 2014

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine

Achievements

Honours and awards

06.04.2019. RSU Lecturer of the Year 2019 award.

https://www.rsu.lv/en/news/rsu-lecturer-year-2019-zane-vitenberga-verza

Projects

07.12.2017. - 11.04.2018. Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation (BITF) RSU study program targeted scholarship for modernization. Lect. Zane Vitenberga (in collaboration with mentor Prof. M. Pilmane).

https://www.rsu.lv/aktualitates/apstiprinati-septini-jauni-pieteikumi-bitf-merkstipendijam

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

06.05.2020. Safe and healthy work environment at home during remote counseling. RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

26.02.2020. - 11.03.2020. Emotional aspects of the lecturer's work or how to work constructively with students. RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

14.11.2019. Let's get acquainted, I am RSU lecturer... (Rector, prof. A. Pētersons). RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

20.03.2019. - 08.05.2019. Teaching in intercultural environment. RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

24.04.2019. Research of consciousness at the time of clinical death, consciousness in the sense of modern science. RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

01.04.2019. - 03.04.2019. RSU Research Week 2019.

09.01.2019. Certificate of training for PreciPoint product M8 Microscope and Scanner working principles and practical use. Digital pathology course. Training course manager: Kristaps Boķis, GenMedica Baltic SIA.

09.01.2019. Certificate of training for PreciPoint product M8 Microscope and Scanner working principles and practical use. Digital histology course. Training course manager: Kristaps Boķis, GenMedica Baltic SIA.

11.10.2017. - 22.11.2017. Thematic cycle „Improvisation in pedagogic work”. Lecturer: Dainis Gaidelis (Daile Theater). RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

07.10.2017. Thematic workshop „Formation of attractive presentations”. Lecturer: Jānis Jakobs (Technology company "Digitālā Meistarība"). RSU Centre for Educational Growth.

01.06.2016.-02.06.2016. Seminar about the data processing methods in Medical statistics. University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden), Professor Max Petzold.

25.05.2016. Guest lecture "Regeneration of Peripheral Nerve System". Bogomolets National Medical University (Kiev, Ukraine), Professor Yuri Chaikovsky.

11.05.2016. Introduction Course in Digital Pathology (The Glissando Slide Scanner by Objective Imaging Ltd.).

07.03.2016.-11.03.2016. Course of lectures "Regenerative medicine" and "Stem cell biology". Centre for Regenerative Medicine (Edinburgh, UK), Post Doctoral Researcher Andrejs Ivanovs.

Field of research

  • ​Morphology and pathology of airways and lung;
  • Innate and adaptive immunity of airways and lungs;
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). ​

Lectured study course

Embryology

Functional Histology

Functional Histology and Embryology

Histology and Medical Cell Biology

Anatomy and Histology

Histology and Functional Embryology

Time Management in the Study Process

Basics of Neuroscience

Cell and Tissue Microstructure

Histology

Supervised study course

Histology and Functional Embryology

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Anastasija Zaičenko, RSU Medical Faculty. The Evaluation oh HGF, HOXB3, Nestin, Tgf-b1, Shh, VEGF in the Lung Tissue of Infants With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, RSU International Student Conference 2018. 3rd awarded place, Oral presentations, Session VIII: Morphology, Genetics, Radiology.

Evelīna Grāvelsiņa, RSU Medical Faculty. Evaluation of Inflammatory TNF-a and IL-8 in Relatively Healthy Lung Tissue: an Ontogenic Studies. RSU XXII Morphological Sciences conference, 2017. Poster presentation.

Evelīna Grāvelsiņa, RSU Medical Faculty. The Evaluation of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines IL-8 and TNF-a in Relatively Healthy Lung Tissue. RSU International Student Conference "Health and Social Sciences", 2017. Poster presentation, Session IV. Morphology, Genetics.

Memberships

2016-ongoing. Member of Latvian Anatomist, Histologist and Embriologist Society.

2016-ongoing. Member of Latvian Clinicaly Integrative Morphology Association.

2016-2018. Member of Riga Stradins university Constitution Assembly.

2016-2018. Member of European Respiratory Society (ERS).

2012-2013. Member of the Latvian Medical Student Association (LaMSA). ​

Participation in international conferences, congresses, symposium organising committees

April 1-3, 2019. Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference. On Medical and Health Care Sciences. Knowledge For Use in Practice. Riga, Latvia. Thematic Conference, Morphology, Members of the Organising Committee.

July 26-30, 2017. The XXV ISMS (International Symposium on Morphological Sciences). Xian, China. Free Papers Session 19: Mechanisms of tissual injury and repair, Chair of the Session.

Publications

Research articles​​

An Insight into COPD Morphopathogenesis: Chronic Inflammation, Remodeling, and Antimicrobial Defense / Vitenberga Z, Pilmane M, Babjoniševa A. // Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Aug 17;55(8). pii: E496. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā (PubMed, Scopus). DOI: 10.3390/medicina55080496.

The evaluation of inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory factors contributing to the pathogenesis of COPD in airways / Z. Vitenberga, M. Pilmane, A. Babjoniševa // Pathol Res Pract. 2019 Jan; 215(1):97-105. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā (PubMed, Scopus). DOI: 10.1016/j.prp.2018.10.029.

Age-related lung tissue remodeling due to the local distribution of MMP-2, TIMP-2, TGF-beta and Hsp70 / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane // Biotechnic and Histochemistry. 2018 Jan; 93 (4):239-248. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā (PubMed, Scopus). DOI: 10.1080/10520295.2017.1421322.

COPD affected lung tissue remodelling due to the local distribution of MMP-2, TIMP-2, TGF-ß1 and HSP-70 / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // Papers on Anthropology. 2017 Sep; XXVI (2):157-167.

Inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory cytokines in relatively healthy lung tissue as an essential part of the local immune system / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane // Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. Jun 2017;- Vol.161, No.2, p.164-173. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā (PubMed, Scopus). DOI: 10.5507/bp.2017.029.

Clinical relevance of haematologic parameters in predicting the malignant potential of suspicious renal masses / D.Baltina, V.Lietuvietis, R.Erts, Z.Vitenberga, S.Donina ...[et al.] // Acta Chirurgica Latviensis. - No.15/1 (2015), p.12-17.

Cytokines and defensins in tissue biopsies obtained by bronchoscopy from patients with post-intubation tracheal stenosis [Elektroniskais resurss] / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.10, No.8 (2015), p.1-12. - Resurss aprakstīts 2016.g. 3.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://sciencedomain.org/issue/1319

Abstracts​​

Vitenberga, Zane. Chronic inflammation, remodeling and antimicrobial defense aspects of COPD morphopathogenesis / Z. Vitenberga, M. Pilmane, A. Babjoniševa // 10th Scientific Conference Baltic Morphology (Kaunas, Lithuania, Oct. 24–25, 2019) : [Abstracts]. - Kaunas, 2019. - p. 567. Medicina (Kaunas); 55 (2). - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://medicina.lsmuni.lt/10-scientific-conference-baltic-m…

Vitenberga, Zane. Insight into COPD Morphopathogenesis: Chronic Inflammation, Tissue Remodeling, and Antimicrobial Defense / Z. Vitenberga, M. Pilmane, A. Babjoniševa // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences, Knowledge for Use in Practice 2019 (Rīga, Latvija, Apr.1-3, 2019) : [Abstracts]. - Rīga, 2019. - p. 567.

Vitenberga, Zane. The evaluation of local antimicrobial peptides and immunity regulating cytokines in COPD affected lung / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniseva // 47th Annual Autumn Immunology Conference 2018 (Chicago, United States, Nov.16-19, 2018) : [Abstracts]. - Chicago, 2018. - Vol.47, abstract No.62, p.60.

Vitenberga, Zane. Tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukins IL-1, IL-4, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-10, and IL-12 with complex inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory functions are contributing to the pathogenesis of COPD in lung airways : [abstract] / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniseva // 6th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society "Cytokines 2018" (Boston, USA, Oct.27-30, 2018) : Final Program. - Boston, 2018. - P.122.

Pilmane, Māra. Characterization of lung tissue of newborns with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Pilmane, Z.Vitenberga // Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.7, No.2 (2018), abstract No.ABS5, p.5-6. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.jpnim.com/index.php/jpnim/article/view/070231/561

Vitenberga, Zane. Iekaisuma procesu raksturojošu citokīnu novērtējums pacientiem ar hroniski obstruktīvu plaušu slimību / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 152.lpp.

Vitenberga, Zane. COPD affected lung tissue remodeling due to the local distribution of MMP-2, TIMP-2, TGF-ß1 and Hsp-70 / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniseva // Baltic Morphology IX (Tartu, Estonia, Sept.27-29, 2017) : Conference Programme : Abstracts of Presentations / University of Tartu. - Tartu, 2017. - P.97.

Vitenberga, Zane. Inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory cytokines IL-1α, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 in COPD affected lung tissue / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniseva // Annals of Anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger. - Vol.212, Suppl.1 (2017, July), p.56-57. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Vitenberga, Zane. Iekaisuma, pretiekaisuma un regulējošo interleikīnu izvērtējums HOPS skartos plaušu audos / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 193.lpp.

Vitenberga, Zane. The appearance and distribution of inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory interleukins in relatively healthy lung tissue [Elektroniskais resurss] / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane // European Respiratory Journal [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.48, Issue Suppl.60 (2016, Sept.), abstract No.PA1830. - ERS International Congress (London, UK, Sept.3-7, 2016) : [Abstracts]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/48/suppl_60/PA1830

Pilmane, Māra. Tipiskas un netipiskas audu reakcijas ar dažādām plaušu anomālijām un iekaisumu sirgstošu jaundzimušo plaušās / M.Pilmane, Z.Vitenberga // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 147.lpp.

Vitenberga, Zane. Iekaisuma, pretiekaisuma un regulējošo interleikīnu ekspresija relatīvi veselu Latvijas iedzīvotāju plaušu audos / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 53.lpp.

Vitenberga, Zane. Local expression of interleukins in relatively normal lung tissue / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // The 8th Baltic Morphology Scientific Conference "Interdisciplinary nature of contemporary morphology" (Vilnius, Lithuania, Nov.12-14, 2015) : [Abstract Book] / Vilnius University. - Vilnius, 2015. - P.69.

Jakubovskis, Māris. A single–site comparison of laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy : changes in routine peripheral blood tests [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Jakubovskis, I.Vaivode, Z.Vitenberga ...[et al.] // European Urology Supplements [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.14, No.3 (2015, May), p.e1144. - 2nd EAU (European Association of Urology) Baltic Meeting (Riga, Latvia, May 29-30, 2015) : [Abstracts]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S156990561….

Jakubovskis, Māris. A single–site comparison of laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy : length of postoperative hospital stay [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Jakubovskis, I.Vaivode, Z.Vitenberga ...[et al.] // European Urology Supplements [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.14, No.3 (2015, May), p.e1151. - 2nd EAU (European Association of Urology) Baltic Meeting (Riga, Latvia, May 29-30, 2015) : [Abstracts]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S156990561….

Baltiņa, Dace. Pirmsoperācijas perifērisko asins ainas rādītāju atšķirības pacientiem ar labdabīgiem un ļaundabīgiem nieru jaunveidojumiem / D.Baltiņa, Z.Vitenberga, V.Lietuvietis, S.Doniņa ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 270.lpp.

Vitenberga, Zane. Bronhoskopiski iegūtu audu morfoloģiskā un imūnhistoķīmiskā analīze pacientiem ar pēcintubācijas trahejas stenozi / Z.Vitenberga, M.Pilmane, A.Babjoniševa // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 110.lpp.

Baltiņa, Dace. The association between body mass index (BMI) morphologic type and survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in Latvia / D.Baltina, V.Lietuvietis, M.Sperga, Z.Vitenberga, S.Donina ...[et al.] // Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. - Vol.10, Suppl.9 (2014, Dec.), p.64. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Contacts

Colleagues

Andris Čakstiņš
Office Administrator
Daiga Enkuzena
Office Manager
Valija Kurtiša
Laboratory Assistant
Natālija Moroza
Laboratory Assistant
Inese Štelbauma
Laboratory Assistant
Maija Urtāne
Laboratory Assistant
Agnese Viduleja
Laboratory Assistant
Anastasija Ivanova
Laboratory Assistant
Romāns Povetkins
Laboratory Assistant
Ilze Janvare
Study Process Organiser
Viktorija Krasovska
Study Process Organiser
Linda Tomberga
Study Process Organiser
Inese Zepa
Study Process Organiser