PPILOW’s People: Zsolt Boros!

Hi! I am Zsolt Boros. I graduated in 2017 in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. I finished my PhD in 2022 at the Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Disease, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Vasile COZMA. The topic of my doctoral thesis was “Epidemiological and experimental studies regarding Trichinella spp.infestations in sylvatic fauna (wild boars, mustelids) from Romania”. The current study is amongst the first which included T. britovi and not only T. spiralis in the experimental protocol. “Antiparasitic action of Lactobacillus casei ATCC 393 and Lactobacillus paracasei CNCM strain in CD-1 mice experimentally infected with Trichinella britovi” is amongst the first studies that tested the effects of probiotics on T. britovi. The study showed that L. casei ATCC 393 was more efficient in reducing the number of adult parasites in female mice at the intestinal level than L. paracasei CNCM. My activity in the PPILOW project, will be focused on tasks from WP1 and WP6.