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Andra Sabina Neculai-Valeanu

Country of origin: Romania Currently in: Romania, Iasi General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2015 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2012 Master Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Nutrition: study the nutritional needs of cattle at different stages of life. They develop new feed formulations and feeding strategies to improve cattle health and productivity. Reproduction: study the reproductive biology of cattle to improve breeding efficiency. They develop new techniques for artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Health: study the diseases that affect cattle and develop new diagnostic tools and treatments. They also work to improve cattle management practices to prevent disease outbreaks. Welfare: study the welfare of cattle and develop new methods to improve their overall well-being. They also work to promote humane cattle handling practices.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Udder Health Monitoring for Prevention of Bovine Mastitis and Improvement of Milk Quality. Bioengineering
2022-10-23 | Journal article
DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering9110608
CONTRIBUTORS: Andra-Sabina Neculai-Valeanu; Adina-Mirela Ariton

Formulation of a Multifunctional Nanocomposite Hydrogel Based on Natural Polysaccharides, Biogenic Copper Nanoparticles and Essential Oils
2022-05-10 | Conference paper
DOI: 10.3390/materproc2022009005
CONTRIBUTORS: Andra-Sabina Neculai-Valeanu; Adina-Mirela Ariton

Nanomaterials and Essential Oils as Candidates for Developing Novel Treatment Options for Bovine Mastitis
2021-05-31 | Journal article
DOI: 10.3390/ani11061625
CONTRIBUTORS: Andra Sabina Neculai-Valeanu; Adina Mirela Ariton; Bianca Maria Mădescu; Cristina Mihaela Rîmbu; Şteofil Creangă

Game-Changing Approaches in Sperm Sex-Sorting: Microfluidics and Nanotechnology
2021-04-20 | Journal article
DOI: 10.3390/ani11041182
CONTRIBUTORS: Andra-Sabina Neculai-Valeanu; Adina Mirela Ariton

Sperm quality variables as indicators of bull fertility may be breed dependent
Animal Reproduction Science
2017 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1016/J.ANIREPROSCI.2017.08.001
WOSUID: WOS:000412613700005
CONTRIBUTORS: Morrell, Jane M.; Nongbua, Thanapol; Valeanu, Sabina; Verde, Isabel Lima; Lundstedt-Enkel, Katrin; Edman, Anders; Johannisson, Anders

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Establishing Research Priorities: work closely with stakeholders, such as farmers, industry representatives, and government agencies, to identify the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the field of cattle breeding. They then translate these needs into clear research goals and objectives that align with the station's overall mission. Managing Research Projects: oversee the planning, execution, and evaluation of research projects within their domain of expertise. They allocate resources, mentor researchers, and ensure that projects adhere to scientific standards and ethical guidelines. Developing and Implementing Breeding Strategies: collaborate with animal scientists and breeders to develop innovative breeding strategies that enhance desirable traits, such as milk production, growth rate, and fertility. They also evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies through field trials and genetic analyses. Promoting Scientific Collaborations: foster collaborations with researchers from universities, research institutions, and industry partners to expand the knowledge base and expertise in cattle breeding. They facilitate knowledge sharing, joint research projects, and technology transfer. Advising Industry and Policymakers: provide expert advice to cattle producers, industry organizations, and government agencies to inform their decision-making processes related to breeding practices, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability. Disseminating Research Findings: communicate research findings to the scientific community, industry stakeholders, and the general public through publications, presentations, and public outreach initiatives. They play a vital role in translating complex scientific concepts into accessible and actionable information. Leading Technological Advancements: stay abreast of cutting-edge advancements in genetic technologies, genomics, and artificial intelligence to integrate these tools into cattle breeding strategies. They explore the potential of these innovations to enhance genetic selection, disease resistance, and productivity. Mentoring and Training the Next Generation: mentor and train aspiring scientists, researchers, and breeders, ensuring the continuation of a strong pipeline of expertise in cattle breeding. They impart their knowledge, foster critical thinking, and encourage innovation among the next generation of professionals. Ethical Oversight and Transparency: ensure that all research activities comply with ethical guidelines and animal welfare standards. They promote transparency in research practices and prioritize responsible innovation to maintain public trust and confidence in cattle breeding research.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2021 Basel The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Foods - "Future Foods and Food Technologies for a Sustainable World" session Food Nutrition and Human Health


European Federation of Animal Production

Presentation given

Formulation of a Multifunctional Nanocomposite Hydrogel Based on Natural Polysaccharides, Biogenic Copper Nanoparticles and Essential Oils
Event: Material Conference

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