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molecular pharmacology and drug targets

A. Leonchiks lab

Ainārs Leončiks , Dr. biol.

Senior researcher
Phone: +371 67808007
E-mail: ainleo@biomed.lu.lv

Research

The main research area of our group is a high-throughput screening of focused small-molecule libraries, evaluation of candidate inhibitors and structure-based optimization of hit/lead compounds.

The first group of targets are sortase A inhibitors for antimicrobial therapy. Our research efforts are directed at finding and developing more effective and selective therapeutic agents against multi-resistant Gram-positive pathogens with minimal risk of developing drug resistance.

The other group of compounds that we investigate are potential matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors as key targets in the search for effective treatment of tumour metastasis and cancer. 

Scientific Staff

Marija Teveļeva , Dr. biol.

Marija Teveļeva , Dr. biol.

Researcher
Phone: +371 67808007

Žanna Rudevica , zh_rudevica@inbox.lv

Žanna Rudevica

Researcher
Phone: +371 67808007
E-mail: zh_rudevica@inbox.lv

Jeļena Šaripo , MSc. biol., jelena.saripo@biomed.lu.lv

Jeļena Šaripo , MSc. biol.

Assistant
Phone: +371 67808007
E-mail: jelena.saripo@biomed.lu.lv

Viktorija Kurbatska , MSc. biol., vkurbatska@gmail.com.

Viktorija Kurbatska , MSc. biol.

Research assistants
Phone: +371 67808007
E-mail: vkurbatska@gmail.com.

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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".