Modelling the risks and consequences of residues of antimicrobial drugs in the gut and manure of pigs

Maria Eleni Filippitzi
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Verloskunde, Voortplanting en Bedrijfsdiergeneeskunde
Marilena Filippitzi was born on January 22 1988 in Volos, Greece. She received her veterinary degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. She holds an MSc degree in Control of Infectious Diseases in animals, from the Royal Veterinary College, London. After completing a traineeship at the European Food Safety Authority in Parma, Marilena joined the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit of Ghent University in 2014, as a resident in specialization training and a PhD student. In 2017, she obtained the title of Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) in Population Medicine. During these years, she worked on various research projects and completed scientific externships at the French Agency for Development and a Veterinary Public Health consultancy firm in New Zealand. As a postgraduate student, she was representative of the ECVPH Residents and the Masters students at the RVC. Since April 2018, Marilena is working as veterinary epidemiologist at the Belgian Federal Research Institute Sciensano in Brussels. She is author and co-author of several publications, with active participation in national and international conferences and organization of workshops.
Academische graad
Doctor in de Diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. Dr. J. Dewulf Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Prof. Dr. M. Devreese Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent
Prof. Dr. F. Pasmans Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent (Chair) Prof. Dr. M. Heyndrickx Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO) (Secretary) Dr. E. Burow Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany Dr. B. Catry Federal Institute Sciensano, Belgium Prof. Dr. S. Croubels Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Prof. Dr. ir. M. Eeckhout Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent

Korte beschrijving

Antimicrobial treatment administered to pigs through feed and water group medication can lead to the presence of antimicrobial residues in the gastro-intestinal tract and manure of pigs. Antimicrobial residues in these matrices, may cause a potential for selection and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. The aim of this doctoral thesis (Chapter 2) was to fill a number of research gaps, regarding different aspects related to oral group antimicrobial medication of pigs, in a quantitative manner.


Vrijdag 29 juni 2018, 17:00
Auditorium A, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke

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