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María Ugarte Ruiz

Unit Chief


Foodborne Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit


Qualifications:

PhD in Veterinary Sciences

Máster en Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias

Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)


Biography

María Ugarte Ruiz holds a Degree in Veterinary Science by Complutense University (2003-2008) and finished her studies at “École Nationale Vétérinaire, Toulouse” (France). She joined VISAVET Health Surveillance Center UCM as a researcher in 2009 and carried out a Master of Veterinary Science by Complutense University. In 2011 was awarded with a predoctoral grant (FPU) from Spanish Ministry due to her academic record. During that period, she realized internships at the London School and Tropical Medicine and in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio, USA. In July 2015 she defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Detection and characterization of Campylobacter from animals, food and sewage water”, qualified as “Sobresaliente cum laude”.

Currently is the Head of Foodborne Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit at VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre at Complutense University Madrid, Spain. She is in charge of several lines of research on the characterization of important foodborne pathogens for Public Health and the mechanisms involved in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance by using molecular tecniques as well as sequencing.

On the other hand, she has a solid background experience on foodborne zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance in Biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories. Besides, she has a great experience on classical microbiological techniques for antimicrobial resistance testing and epidemiological studies, as well as molecular characterization. She has participated in more than 30 research projects and in contracts and agreements with companies and Public Administrations, as a predoctoral fellow and, in recent years, as head of ZTA Unit. Her research resulting to date in 23 scientist’s articles, six of them as first author (12 Q1; 8 Q2; 3 Q3), as well as 29 participations in international conferences. She also co-authored the chapter of two books. Her h-index has risen recently to 8, receiving more than 200 citations for published works.

As an official veterinarian, she has expanded her academic training and participated as Assistant teacher (Inmunology and Microbiology) at Veterinary Medicine Degree at Complutense University from 2009. She has also taught at the official University Master`s Degree in Animal Production and Health and in training courses of the Community of Madrid, Veterinary Colleges etc. She participated in supervision of graduate students in their research projects. She has achieved the accreditation of Assistant Professor of University by ANECA in 2016 and Associate Professor in 2019.

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publiDB
Science Publication Indicators
ISI Publications
Total
25
Last 12 mo.
6
Last 60 mo.
19
In Press
1
Citations
Impact Factor av.
2.950
I.F. last 12 mo.
2.927
I.F. last 60 mo.
3.115
Mode quartile
1

h-index

9


Categories
Total Quartile
Microbiology 11 3
Infectious Diseases 8 1
Veterinary Sciences 7 1
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 3 2
Biotechnology & applied microbiology 2 2


Internationalisation
Total
20 %
Last 12 mo.
-
Last 60 mo.
5.26 %
In Press
-
Total
4.17 %
Last 12 mo.
-
Last 60 mo.
-
In Press
-



Outreach Publication Indicators
Publications
Total
5
Last 12 mo.
3
Last 60 mo.
5
Communications
Total
63
Last 12 mo.
10
Last 60 mo.
50