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Citizens are invited to participate in a study on food waste

58 million tons of food waste is generated in the European Union, which is approximately 131 kg per inhabitant during a year. In addition, more than half of food is wasted in households. In order to realize the extent of this problem in Latvia and to look for appropriate solutions, a group of resea…

The Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

June 13, 2024

European Recognition for the Citizen Science Platform

On June 12, the recipients of the 2024 European Union Citizen Science Award were announced. For the first time, an Honorary Mention was given to a project from the Baltic States – the citizen science digital platform iesaisties.lv, developed by the Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art of the …

Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art of the University of Latvia

June 13, 2024

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 (UL). There is often a belief among scientists that the public should be interested in science because it is so exciting and fantastic, and if the pub…

Research Latvia

May 15, 2024

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 herstudies. She has received recognition for her r…

Research Latvia

April 29, 2024

Researcher spotlight: Pēteris Lakovskis

Dr. geogr. Pēteris Lakovskis Chairman of the Scientific Council and Head of the Bioeconomy Division, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics Land resources are one of Latvia’s key assets and cornerstones of economic development, and their sustainable management has faced many challe…

Research Latvia

April 3, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Miķelis Kirpļuks

Ph. D. Miķelis Kirpļuks, Leading researcher, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry After all, a chemical engineer is just an overqualified plumber. The research interests of chemical technologist Miķelis Kirpļuks are related to the development of innovative polymers and their extracti…

Research Latvia

February 28, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Ilze Bargā

Dr. sc. comp. candidate Ilze Bargā, Satellite data analyst and satellite data applications developer, researcher, SIA “Baltic Satellite Service” founder and Member of the Board The wheel doesn’t have to be reinvented every time – knowledge doesn’t disappear and drives progress. The job of scie…

Research Latvia

February 2, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Ieva Zemīte

Dr. oec. Ieva Zemīte, Associate professor and leading researcher, Institute of Culture and Arts, Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC), Director of the joint Master’s study program "Creative Industries and Growth Management" at LAC and Riga Technical University To succeed, a creative person mu…

Research Latvia

January 16, 2024

Latvia becomes EMBL's 29th member state

As EMBL's 29th full member state, Latvia joins after a three-year period as a prospect member during which engagement between EMBL and Latvian researchers significantly expanded. Latvia’s life sciences community will benefit from expanded access to the leading European research, services, and tr…

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

January 10, 2024