PPILOW’s People: Diana Olah!

Hello my name is Diana! From 2005 to 2008 I attended courses of Babeș – Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Romanian – English line. In 2008, I defended thesis The Beauty. Crises of the Beauty in Modern Esthetics and obtained the Bachelor’s Degree in Letters. Between 2008 and 2010 I followed the courses of Comparative Literature Master History of Images – History of Ideas, Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters. From 2009 until 2015 I attended the courses of Faculty of   Veterinary Medicine within University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and in 2015 I defended the thesis called Clinical, electrocardiographic, and ultrasound changes in mitral valve disease in dogs, obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine. Starting with 2015 until 2019 I attended the doctoral program under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Spînu Marina, concluded with the thesis In vitro interaction of bacterial microbiome – vegetal antimicrobial extracts in Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). From 2016, as a teaching assistant at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Romania, I started teaching Laboratory and Clinical works in Infectious diseases to students in their 4th and 5th year of study. In 2020, I occupied the position of Assistant Professor at the same Department. During these 6 years of teaching, I have had the chance to go on weekly field trips with groups of students and work with animals of all species. I spend a significant time working in the laboratory of microbiology. I am leader of a project called “In vitro testing of antibacterial potential with egg-derived lysozyme supplements, OVOIMUNO” and a team member of the following projects:


  • COST – Action CA17110 – Standardizing output-based surveillance to control non-regulated diseases of cattle in the EU (2018-2022)
  • PN3-P3-888/25.11/2021, ERANET – Robust animals in free sustainable systems with mixed species (2021- 2024)
  • Horizon nr. 883484/2020 – Pathogen Contamination Emergency Response Technologies – PathoCERT (2021 – 2024)
  • CNCS UEFISCDI, project number PN III P1 1.1 TE 2019 1360, within PNCDI III

In the PPILOW project, WP6, I approach the bacteriological examination of samples taken from swine, from isolation to identification, susceptibility to antibiotics and to plant extracts.