Vladimir Polacek, PhD

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Mr. Vladimir Polacek, DVM. McS, PhD, Research Associate

Head of Department for Epizootiology, Clinical Diagnostic, Pathology and DDD

Phone: +381 21 4895 310

E-mail: vlade@niv.ns.ac.rs

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Born: in 1973, Zrenjanin, Republic of Serbia.

Scientific field: Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Epidemiology.

Basic Research Interests:

Veterinary pathology, immuno-pathology immuno-chistochemistry, veterinary epidemiology, geographical information systems (GIS), infectious deseases, zoonosis.

Main Working and Research Activities:

 Diagnostic, control, prevention and eradication of animal infection diseases, zoonosis, field veterinary epidemiologist, data analysis , GIS, clinical pathology, necropsy,

immuno-patology, immuno-histochemistry.


Education:

PhD thesis:

The Role of Myofibroblast in Morphogenesis of Granulomatous Lymphadenitis in Pigs Naturally Infected with Mycobacterium Avium Complex, Department for Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, 2010.

Master thesis:

Detection of E2 Protein (gp55) of Classical Swine Fever Virus in Different Tissues of Experimentally Infected Pigs, Department for Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, 2006.

Postgraduate studies: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, 2002-2006.

Graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, 2000.

 Electro-techician for computers, Secondary Electro-tecnical School „Nikola Tesla“, Zrenjanin,1992.

 Scientific titles:

2006, Research Assistant,

2012, Research Associate.

 

Working experience: 15 years

 

Professional Experience:

December 2015- present Scientific Veterinary Institute „Novi Sad“, Research Associate,

Head of Department for Epizootiology, Clinical Diagnostic, Pathology and DDD,

January 2014- December 2015, Scientific Veterinary Institute „Novi Sad“, Research Associate,

Deputy Director for Economic Cooperation,

Head of Department for Epizootiology, Clinical Diagnostic, Pathology and DDD,

June 2007-January 2014, Veterinary Specialized Institute „Kraljevo“ ,Epidemiologist Associate at Depatment for Veterinary Epidemiology and Clinical Pathology.

April 2002-June 2007 Scientific Veterinary Institute „Novi Sad“, Researcher   Assistant at the Department for General Veterinary Epidemiology,

April 2002-April 2001 „Dijamant AGRAR „–Diary farm Aerodrom –farm veterinarian,

Avgust 2000-January 2001 „Tehnooprema“ Zrenjanin, veterinarian in poultry production.

Other Professional Experience:

 2014, Expert of Working Group for Monitoring of Bluetangue Disease in Region and Consultation for Prevention and Control Measures for Bluetangue Disease in Republic of Serbia, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry, of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Republic of Serbia,

2014, Expert of Working Group for Preparation of Contingency Plans for Foot and Mouth Disease, Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever, Newcastle Disease and Bluetongue Disease, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry, of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Republic of Serbia,

2014, Expert of Working Group for Preparation of Instructions for Surveillance and Monitoring of Q fever, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia,

2012, Expert in Expert’s group for GBR assessment (TSE), GBR assessment (geographical risk assessment for TSE for application of Serbia for BSE risk classification by OIE),

Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Water management and Forestry,

2008, Technical expert , Accreditation of TSE diagnostic laboratory, Department for Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Belgrade; Serbian Accreditation Body,

2008, GPS Consultant , Lectures on FAO Workshop on Epidemiology and GIS/GPS Methods in Kraljevo,

2008, Field epidemiologist, FAO SFERA OSRO/GLO/504/MUL Emergency assistance for early detection, prevention and control of avian influenza in the Balkan region, Serbia,

2007, Field epidemiologist, project of Veterinary Directorate, Monitoring Rabies on Bats Population in National Park Djerdap.

 

Participation at the Scientific Symposia:

17 international and 13 national symposia.

Membership in Scientific and Professional Associations:

Serbian Veterinary Chamber,

European Society of Veterinary Pathology.

Trainings:

2014, Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Online FMD Emergency Preparation Course, European Commission for Control of FMD, FAO Animal Health Service

2010, Training of Recognition, Diagnosis, Control and Prevention of Arthopod-borne Diseases; Modules: Bluetongue, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, Easten,Western, Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelites, Rift Valley Fever, West Nile Disease., eLearning for Mediterranean Countries Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G.Caporale”.

2008, Advanced Methodology in Spatial Epidemiology, Center for Emerging Issues, United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, USA

2004, Basic Epidemiology Training, Animal Health Population Institute, Fort Collins, USA

2004, Diagnostic Technique for TSE, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Belgrade

2004, Project of FAO, Swiss Government, SAFOSO, OIE Surveillance and Control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy and other zoonotic diseases- in country trainer.

Language Skills:

Serbian (mother tongue),

English fluent.

Other Skills:

Advanced computer user,

MS Office, Internet, Creating and managing databases with MS Access,

Geographical Information System,

(ESRI Arc GIS Desktop 9.2, Use of GPS receivers and GIS and mapping software: Ozi Explorer, Quantum GIS, Garmin Mapsource),

Web design and web site administration (WordPress),

E-learning platforms, based on E-front,

Maintaining and administrations of Windows platforms computers,

Driving license.