LVIII Poultry Symposium

Sandra Sevilla

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, with an International and Industrial mention, obtaining the Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the same University. During his PhD period, he completed two international stays at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, Tours, France) and at Loughborough University (Loughborough, UK). Currently, he is responsible for R&D at CECAV, where he develops his research activity focused on the study of bacteriophages as an alternative tool to antimicrobials for the control of pathogens, and on the study of the transmission of resistance and its genes over time. length of food chain. In this line, she is the principal investigator of a regional project (GVA-GE 2022), whose objective is the application of bacteriophages for the control of Salmonella in hatcheries, and has participated as a researcher in two European projects, Phagovet (H2020-EIC-FTI- 2018-2020) where she has been responsible for the scientific-technical part for the development and registration of a product based on bacteriophages for the control of Salmonella and E.coli at the field level and Phage-STOP-AMR (JPIAMR-2021) , which is based on the development of bacteriophages to limit the transmission of resistance genes along the food chain. On the other hand, it also participates in two European projects, Netpoulsafe (H2020-RUR-2018-2020) and BETTER (COST-CA20103) aimed at developing an international network of biosafety techniques to control the transmission of pathogens and reduce the use of antibiotics. . Various scientific and popular articles have derived from his scientific career, as well as contributions to national and international conferences. In addition, she is an associate professor of Microbiology and avian infectious diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UCHCEU, and collaborates as a teacher in the Master's Degree in Precision Livestock at the Polytechnic University and in the Master's Degree in Virology at the University of Valencia.