Dorina Timofte is Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology and holds a tenured post in the Liverpool School of Veterinary Science. She leads the Diagnostic Microbiology Service which provides an essential service for the referral hospitals (Equine, Small animals and Farm animals) and first opinion practices at Leahurst & Liverpool as well as for the local veterinary practices.
Dorina is a veterinarian who qualified (DVM) from Iasi University, Romania in 1991. Prior to 2004 she was an academic microbiologist in the Faculty of Veterinary Science Iasi, Romania. She undertook her postgraduate studies in microbiology working on Campylobacter species isolated from farm animals in Romania. In 1998, Dorina was awarded a PhD and subsequently she was appointed Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Iasi where she worked until June 2004 when she moved to Liverpool. In 2009, Dorina took responsibility for providing the clinical bacteriology/mycology diagnostic service in the School of Veterinary Science. She has a long standing experience in Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology as well as laboratory detection of antimicrobial resistance. In her role as the academic in charge of the Microbiology Service in the VLS, she has developed the service extensively during the last years and she significantly increase the case load and client pool as a basis to maintain financial sustainability.
Dorina is also part of the infection control team in the School of Veterinary Science and she co-ordinates the laboratory side of the Environmental bacterial monitoring which is key for detecting important nosocomial pathogens in the hospital. She is also extensively involved in the veterinary undergraduate microbiology teaching at the Institute of Veterinary Science in Liverpool and continues to publish her research in several areas of veterinary clinical microbiology. In the last year alone, Dorina has published 9 papers.
In 2012, Dorina was awarded a Visiting Chair at the Veterinary Faculty at Iasi, in recognition of her continuing research collaboration and postgraduate provision in veterinary microbiology.
- Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science Iasi (University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania 2011)
- PRECISI2016 (Prize, Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding) 2016)
- Targu Mures, Romania (two talks of 40 min each) (Invitation to Speak, Romanian National Authority for Quality of Health 2016)
- “Antimicrobial resistance, a common concern for human and veterinary healthcare” (Invitation to Speak, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford 2015)
- “Infection control in Small Animal and Equine Teaching Hospitals” (Invitation to Speak, North–West Microbiology Discussion Group, Liverpool 2011)
- Antibiotic Action Champion (British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2013)
- Best Young Researcher (Prize, Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding Romania) 2002)
- Head of Microbiology Diagnostics, Liverpool School of Veterinary Science
- Member of Biosecurity and Infection Control Committee in the Institute of Veterinary Science; University of Liverpool.
- Joint coordinator of the Diagnostic Pathology and Bacteriology teaching rotation (BVSc420, 4th and 5th year students);
- Contact person for the ERASMUS PLUS agreement between University of Liverpool and Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” Iasi, Romania