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Aija Linē
16.03.2007 at 15:47:52
Molecular Genetics of Cancer

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Cancer is a recently established group of young researchers who are engaged in the studies aiming to:
•      Identify possible targets for immunotherapy of cancer;
•      Assess the relevance of autoantibodies for the diagnosis of cancer or prediction of response to immunotherapy;
•      Study the role of autoantibodies in anti-tumour immune response;
•      Explore the frequency and functional significance of pre-mRNA splicing defects in cancer;
•      Identify genetic factors that determine patients’ response to cisplatin and fludarabine-based chemotherapy.


Aija Linē, PhD
Group leader, molecular biologist
Phone: +371 7808208, Eml: aija@biomed.lu.lv  
Moto: If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel you are looking the wrong way

Zane Kalniņa, MSc  
Assistant, PhD student  
Research area: strategies for the identification of tumour antigens, evaluation of the relevance of autoantibody profiles for the diagnosis of cancer and prediction of patients’ response to immunotherapy
Eml: zane@biomed.lu.lv
Moto: In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Karīna Siliņa, MSc
Assistant, PhD student  
Research area: molecular and immunological characterisation of tumour antigens, pre-mRNA splicing defects in cancer - frequency, functional significance and immunogenicity
Eml: karina@biomed.lu.lv
Moto: Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.

Aleksandrs Rivošs, MSc
Assistant, programmer
Research area: bioinformatics – database development, computational approaches in the analysis of splicing defects, application of decision trees for microarray data analysis
Eml: Alexander@biomed.lu.lv
Moto: To fulfill that what is lacking

Elīna Zandberga, MSc
Assistant, PhD student  
Research area: cancer pharmacogenetics  
Eml: elina@biomed.lu.lv
Moto: Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

Irēna Meistere, BSc
Assistant, Masters degree student  
Research area: identification of tumour antigens, development of novel phage display vectors
Eml: ireenai@inbox.lv
Moto: I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Pawel Zayakin, MSc
Assistant, chemist, programmer, PhD student  
Research area: bioinformatics – antigen microarray and real-time PCR data analysis  
Eml: pawel@biomed.lu.lv
Moto: Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.

Artūrs Ābols, BSc
Assistant, Masters degree student  
Research area: pre-mRNA splicing defects in cancer – frequency, functional significance and immunogenicity
Eml: arturs@biomed.lu.lv
Moto: How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Viesturs Eglītis
Assistant, student of molecular biology
Research area: pharmacogenetics of cisplatin
Eml: viesturseglitis@inbox.lv
Moto: Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Kalniņa Z, Siliņa K and Linē A. Autoantibody profiles as biomarkers for response to therapy and early detection of cancer (Current Cancer Therapy Reviews, in press).
Kalniņa Z, Siliņa K, Meistere I, Zayakin P, Rivosh A, Ābols A, Leja M, Minenkova O, Schadendorf D and Linē A. Evaluation of T7 and Lambda phage display systems for survey of autoantibody profiles in cancer patients J Immunol Methods. 2008 Feb 21; [Epub ahead of print]
Kalnina Z, Zayakin P, Silina K, Line A. Alterations of pre-mRNA splicing in cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2005 Apr;42(4):342-57.  
Li G, Miles A, Line A, Rees RC. Identification of tumour antigens by serological analysis of cDNA expression cloning. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2004 Mar;53(3):139-43.  
Line A, Slucka Z, Stengrevics A, Li G, Rees RC. Altered splicing pattern of TACC1 mRNA in gastric cancer. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2002 Nov;139(1):78-83.
Line A, Slucka Z, Stengrevics A, Silina K, Li G, Rees RC. Characterisation of tumour-associated antigens in colon cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2002 Nov;51(10):574-82. Epub 2002 Sep 19.
Line A, Stengrevics A, Slucka Z, Li G, Jankevics E, Rees RC. Serological identification and expression analysis of gastric cancer-associated genes. Br J Cancer. 2002 Jun 5;86(11):1824-30.
Linē A. Līcis N. One drug does not fit all. Doctus, 2005, 3:45-48 [in Latvian]

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