About us Who we are
About us

Who we are

Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre (BMC) is the leading scientific institute in molecular biology and biomedicine in Latvia. Since its establishment in 1993 it has evolved into a powerful scientific centre performing basic as well as applied research in five major directions: human genetics and disease mechanisms, cancer research, biotechnology and structural biology, molecular microbiology and virology, molecular pharmacology and drug targets.

BMC vision:

Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre is an internationally recognized, modern research institute, a guarantor of the development of biomedical and biotechnology in Latvia.

BMC Strategic Objective:

Based on achieved the scientific level in molecular biology, recombinant biotechnology and biomedicine, to become the main centre for the establishment and expertise of molecular diagnostics, personalized therapies and innovative medicines in Latvia, becoming partner of European leading research institutions in this field.


Research in the BMC is organized by research teams led by leading researchers. Right now BMC have 10 scientific groups that are independent and not limited to the development of scientific themes and projects. All leading researchers are provided with the opportunity to represent their group at the BMC Scientific Council, providing the opportunity to influence BMC organizational arrangements, identification of key research directions and the Institute overall strategy, as well as coordinate cooperation between groups. New research themes and projects are proposed on the basis of research initiative being discussed by the Scientific Council.

BMC has established a significant base infrastructure for molecular and cell biology research. Qualified specialists can give competent consultations as well as give technical support for various research activities, besides, these services are also available for researchers from other institutes.

In close cooperation with higher education institutions there is also work in the field of education. Highly qualified academic staff, friendly environment and world-class equipment provides opportunities for the training of Latvian and foreign students and doctoral students.

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Mājas lapas izstrādi finansēja ERAF aktivitātes projekts Nr. 2010/0196/2DP/ "Latvijas biomedicīnas pētījumu integrācija Eiropas zinātnes telpā".