Rodica Diana Criste, PhD in animal science is head of Department of Chemistry and Physiology of Nutrition in the National R&D Institute for Biology and Animal Nutrition – IBNA Balotesti, Romania. She is associated member of the Romanian Academy for Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (ASAS) - Bucharest and vice-president of the Scientific Council of IBNA Balotesti, Romania
Her scientific fields of interest are: pig & poultry nutrition, foods for the groups of consumers running high risks of illness, mineral metabolism & bioavailability, development of nutritional solutions to limit the polluting risks, quality check of feeds and animal products
Scientific activities: experience in coordinating national research projects (8 projects as coordinator, major participation in other ten projects); work experience in FP6 and FP7 projects; experience in running an analytical laboratory for feed and animal products quality control. She has published 50 articles and communications as first author & co-author and one book (first author);
Other professional activities: supervising PhD students & young researchers activity; project evaluator for the Romanian national research-development programs; good contacts with SMEs in FSQ of animal products (notably trough common research projects)


  • R.D.Criste, T.Panaite , I.Stoica , F.Pricop  and D.Ionita, (2008), Improvement of egg qality by using diets optimised in terms of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), World’s Poultry Science Journal,  vol.64, supplement 1,  pag. 109
  • R. D. Criste, A.Untea, D. Torrallardona,  N. Andres, I.Taranu,(2008) Effects of dietary inclusions of natural extracts on the mineral (Fe, Cu, Zn) status of weaned piglets, in ”Trace Elements in Animal Production System”, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pg. 273-275, 2008, ISBN 978-90-8686-061-6.
  • Criste R. D., Panaite T. D., Ropota M., (2007), The EGG – functional food.  Comparative study on various nutritional solutions to enrich the egg polyunsaturated fatty acids. II  Yolk fatty acids profile resulting from the dietary use of safflower oil and flax seeds; Scientifical Papers –Faculty of Animal Sciences and Biotehnologies, Timisoara, Romania (ISSN 1221 – 5287), vol. 40 (1),431-439, Ed. by AGROPRINT Timisoara, Romania

Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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