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Dr. med. Linda Gailīte, Leading researcher and Head of the Scientific Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Riga Stradins University.

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"QS World University Rankings: Europe 2025" includes 7 Latvian universities

"QS World University Rankings: Europe 2025" includes 7 Latvian universities: Riga Technical University (RTU) is in the shared 258th place (last year it took 262nd place); The University of Latvia (LU) is in shared 267th place (266th place last year); Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) oc…

Anda Asere, Labs of Latvia

July 12, 2024

BAFF Podcast: Marta Lange, A Medical Researcher in the u.S.

"Beyond BAFF" is a series of podcasts exploring the journeys of alumni of the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation. In this episode, you can listen to a conversation with Marta Lange, a medical engineer from Latvia, whose research led her to a fellowship at the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas…

BAFF (Baltic-American Freedom Foundation)

July 11, 2024

Universities and Riga City Council will develop the "Knowledge Mile"

The cooperation memorandum signed by Riga City Council, University of Latvia (LU), Riga Technical University (RTU) and Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) envisages joint efforts to develop the "Knowledge Mile" area, attracting both Latvian and foreign students, as well as promoting Riga as a European i…

Riga City Council

July 11, 2024

Latvian computer scientists conquer the field of space modeling

The Latvian-based technology start-up "Nanocraft" models the target spacecraft comet of the European Space Agency's "Comet Interceptor", its activity and possible flight scenarios. Such a mission with an unknown target comet is being developed for the first time. In this project the startup comm…

Tehnoloģiju jaunuzņēmums “Nanocraft”

July 10, 2024

Can peas grow as well in Riga as in the countryside? Researchers are experimenting in a small garden on the roof

About 400 meters from Brīvības Street, researchers of the Riga Agricultural Resources and Economics Institute (AREI) have been growing lettuce, peas, tomatoes and other goodies on the roof for the second summer. Colleagues of the Institute of Horticulture do exactly the same in field conditions in …

Elīna Kārkluvalka, lsm.lv

July 10, 2024

MiniLAMPA was held in a space mood

The tenth LAMPA conversation festival was held in dynamic and valuable conversations On the weekend of July 5 and 6. Experts and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science participated in a total of 12 discussions and activities. The research communication platform "researchLatvia" or…

Brigita Zutere, Research Latvia

July 9, 2024

Riga is an international center of organic chemistry these days

The international scientific conference "Balticum Organicum Syntheticum" is taking place in Riga this week. It is the biggest researsh event in the Baltics in the field of organic chemistry, which takes place every two years in one of the capitals of the Baltic states and gathers researchers from E…

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

July 9, 2024

Applications are opened for the NATO DIANA 2024 grant competition

Technology companies and start-ups are invited to apply for the annual NATO Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) grant competition until August 9, 2024. This year, the program focuses on innovative technical solutions in promoting energy security and resilience, strengtheni…

Anda Asere, Labs of Latvia

July 8, 2024

Andris K. Bērziņš: The benefits for entrepreneurs in supporting educational initiatives

It is crucial for entrepreneurs and company leaders to support new initiatives to promote innovation and the overall economic growth in the long term. By supporting innovative educational programs that help acquire skills and knowledge needed in the labour market, entrepreneurs not only gain the op…

Andris K. Bērziņš, Managing Partner of Change Ventures and Co-Founder of StartSchool

July 5, 2024

A new stage in the cooperation between RSU and BKUS in research and innovation

The memorandum of understanding signed by the Children's Clinical University Hospital (BKUS) and Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) marks a new stage in the cooperation between the two institutions - it foresees long-term and extensive joint work in the field of education, research and innovation, prom…

Children's Clinical University Hospital, Riga Stradiņš University

July 4, 2024

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Researcher Spotlight: Linda Gailīte

Dr. med. Linda Gailīte, Leading researcher and Head of the Scientific Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Riga Stradins University. Linda has been working in the RSU Scientific Laboratory of Molecular Genetics since 2002. The main activity of the laboratory is genetic analysis, studying acquired or inherited DNA changes in various diseases and signs. Linda has developed a genetic test, GENTERF, for the simultaneous detection of genetic variations important for reproduction, which helps to diagnose known genetic causes of infertility more quickly.

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Researcher Spotlight: Mārcis Auziņš

Prof. Mārcis Auziņš Head of the Department of Experimental Physics of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, University of Latvia. The professional career of physicist Mārcis Auziņš has always been associated with the UL and is undeniably regarded as a truly successful one, both in Latvia and worldwide. He has chaired the UL Senate, served as Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, and Rector of UL. He has served on the Senate of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Latvian Council of Science, has been a visiting professor at several universities in the UK, Germany, Israel, Taiwan and the USA, and his monographs have been published by Cambridge and Oxford University Press. 

 

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Researcher Spotlight: Vita Rovīte

Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte, Head of the Molecular and Functional Genomics Research Group, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Head of the Latvian National Biobank. Molecular genetics has been Vita’s specialisation since the beginning of her studies. She has received recognition for her research on acromegaly, a rare endocrine pathology caused by a benign pituitary tumour overproducing growth hormone (GH), contributing to various comorbidities and causing increased mortality.

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