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Structural Biology, Biotechnology and Virusology

I. Sominska lab

Irina Sominska , Dr. biol.

Senior researcher
Phone: +371 76808008


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.,

Juris Jansons , Dr. biol.

Phone: +371 67808212

Marija Mihailova , Dr. biol.,

Marija Mihailova , Dr. biol.

Phone: +371 76808008

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