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Molecular microbiology and virology

I. Sominska lab

Irina Sominska , Dr. biol.

Senior researcher
Phone: +371 76808008
E-mail: irina@biomed.lu.lv

Research

Worldwide, more than two billion people have been infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV); at least 350 million are chronically infected. An estimated 170 to 200 million people have been infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV); as many as 130 million are chronically infected. Both viruses can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, including molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology technologies, the objective of our research is to gain a deeper understanding of virus-host interactions at a fundamental level. It is very essential that we have the capabilities to carry out a full cycle of research, including epidemiological studies, vaccine candidate design, modelling, construction of protein variants and their structurally functional investigation. 

Scientific Staff

Juris Jansons , Dr. biol., jansons@biomed.lu.lv

Juris Jansons , Dr. biol.

Researcher
Phone: +371 67808212
E-mail: jansons@biomed.lu.lv

Marija Mihailova , Dr. biol., mary@biomed.lu.lv

Marija Mihailova , Dr. biol.

Researcher
Phone: +371 76808008
E-mail: mary@biomed.lu.lv

Anastasija Dovbenko , BSc. biol., anastasija.dovbenko@biomed.lu.lv

Anastasija Dovbenko , BSc. biol.

Research assistants
Phone: +371 76808008
E-mail: anastasija.dovbenko@biomed.lu.lv

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Mājas lapas izstrādi finansēja ERAF 2.1.1.2. aktivitātes projekts Nr. 2010/0196/2DP/2.1.1.2.0/10/APIA/VIAA/004 "Latvijas biomedicīnas pētījumu integrācija Eiropas zinātnes telpā".