Team

 

Postdoc

 

Mag.med.vet. Stefanie Urimare Wetzels, PhD (maternity leave replacement for Evelyne Mann)

Stefanie Wetzels

Mag.med.vet. Stefanie Wetzels PhD.
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Stefanie U. Wetzels studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria from 2006 to 2013. She passed the clinical rotations in Pretoria, South Africa (three months) and wrote her diploma thesis about “Longtime effects from different energy supply on the rumen associated microbiota of growing goats”. Directly after graduation she started working on her PhD project “Dynamic microbiological changes in the rumen of dairy cows during diet-induced acidotic insults”  in a collaboration of the institute of animal nutrition and functional plant compounds and the institute of milk hygiene, milk technology and food science. Her research area connects microbial ecology in ruminants, ruminant nutrition and veterinary science by applying a great variety of advanced technologies to samples taken from extensive animal experiments. She is a member of the “Animal Gut Health Cluster” of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Her research area as a postdoc are mainly “microbial contamination during slaughter and food processing” and “the microbiome of the gastrointestinal tract of animals”.

Link zu Publikationen in der Vetdoc 1

Lecture: "Grundlagen der Gewinnung der Rohstoffe bei der tierischen Lebensmittel-Produktion II"

Lecture: "Microbiome Research" (Medical University Vienna)

 

Mag.med.vet. Viktoria Neubauer

Viktoria Neubauer

Mag.med.vet. Viktoria Neubauer PhD.
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Viktoria Neubauer studied Veterinary Medicine from 2007 - 2014 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria. After gaining some experience in the large animal sector during externships in Canada and the United States, she came back to Vienna and started her PhD at the Institute for Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant compounds in 2015. Her research is focusing on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy cows. In cooperation with the Institute of Milk Hygiene she is investigating the rumen microbiome and how different feeding strategies can have an impact on this complex microbial community.

Link zu Publikationen in der Vetdoc 2

 

Technician

 

Dr.rer.nat. Monika Dzieciol

Monika Dzieciol

Dr.rer.nat. Monika Dzieciol
T +43 1 25077-3513
E-Mail to Monika Dzieciol

 

Link zu Publikationen in der Vetdoc 3

 

PhD candidates

 

Benjamin Zwirzitz

Benjamin Zwirzitz

Benjamin Zwirzitz MSc.
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After his Bachelor studies in Microbiology and Immunology, Benjamin Zwirzitz continued his education with a Master´s degree in Microbial Ecology at the University of Vienna. During that time he worked on his master thesis „Another one bites the taurine: Revealing a novel candidate bacterium for taurine degradation in the murine gastrointestinal tract“, at the Division of Microbial Ecology, which he successfully defended in 2016. He started his PhD at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in collaboration with the Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI) in 2017. His work is focusing on the red meat production chain, including the application of NGS data to trace contamination levels during slaughtering and raw meat dissection, as well as monitoring shifts of the microbiota of fermented sausages during ripening. In addition, he also investigates the safety of durable heat treated meat products. 

Link zu Publikationen in der Vetdoc

 

Diploma, Bachelor und Master students

Sarah Thalguter

 

Alumni

Stefanie Urimare Wetzels (2016, PhD student, Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds, Vetmed Vienna)

Monika Handler (2016, diploma thesis, Institute for Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food Science)


Kristina Gense (2017, diploma thesis, Institute for Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food Science)


Benjamin Feldbacher (2017, diploma thesis, Institute for Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food Science)


Canan Keskinöz Linneweh, MSc. (technician)

Viktoria Neubauer (2018, PhD student, Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds, Vetmed Vienna)

Isabel Rabanser (2018, diploma thesis, Institute for Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food Science)

 

Guests

Felipe Machado de Sant'Anna  March – Juli 2017 (PhD candidate in Veterinary Science, Department of Technology and Inspection of Products of Animal Origin, Veterinary School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Sara Ricci

Emmanuel Dixon