Education and Science -
The National Resarch programme
Development of new prevention, treatment, diagnostics means and practices and biomedicine technologies for improvement of public health
Professor Valdis Pīrāgs, dr. med., Head of Department in University of Latvia, Head of Internal Medicine Clinic in Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital
Programme implementation period
2010. - 2013.
Project clusters within programme
I. Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
Leaders: Andrejs Ērglis (LU) and Ivars Kalviņš (OSI).
Project No. 1 "Studies on the pathophysiology and clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis, stem cells and biomaterials"
Project No. 2 "Pharmacogenetics of type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases and screening of drug target receptors"
Project No. 3 „Investigations of diabetic complications and biological activity of cardiovascular drugs"
II. Oncology diseases
Leaders: Jānis Gardovskis (RSU) and Aija Linē (BMC).
Project No. 4 "Hereditary and sporadic cancer clinical, molecular and morphological correlation research, early diagnosis, treatment effectiveness and patients' quality of life"
Project No. 5 "Development of anticancer drugs targeting cancer stem-like cells"
Project No. 6 "The search of new biologically active compounds for anticancer therapy"
Project No. 7 "Development of efficient tools for delivery of DNA, RNA, proteins, peptides and small biologically active molecules in vivo and in vitro"
III. Childhood and infectious diseases
Leaders: Aigars Pētersons (RSU) and Modra Murovska (RSU).
Project No. 8 "Clinical, molecular-biological, biomechanical and morphofunctional research of diagnostics and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of childhood"
Project No. 9 "Interaction between infectious agent and genetic background of the host organism"