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Latvian Biomedical Research and Study center celebrates its 25 anniversary!

At 1th March Latvian Biomedical Research and Study center celebrates its 25 anniversary. The ceremonial event will be held in House of Blackheads Celebration hall, at 14:00.


The BMC was established in 1993 on the basis of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Latvian Academy of Sciences by joining some groups from the Institute of Microbiology and Virology. BMC was the first academic research institute in Latvia, that integrated into the University of Latvia. From the end of 2006 BMC was reorganized into the state institution – Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre (BMC).


In 2006 was established the State Population Genome Database which currently has more than 33000 samples and is used by scientists from other scientific institutions to carry out their research.


Joining the European Union opened opportunities for projects funded by the European Structural Funds which made it possible to significantly improve the BMC scientific infrastructure, to set up European laboratories and attract high-level specialists. The research projects of the Structural Funds and the European Commission framework program together with the Latvian State research programs and individual research projects are the basis for the BMC scientific contribution today and future development prospects.


In May 2016 BMC was found Biomedical Technology Complex which is a public interest research infrastructure object. In new Biomedical Technology Complex, it is possible to make unique research into the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools, including cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as the to create new vaccines.

In close collaboration whit universities work is carried out also in field of education. Highly qualified academic personal, friendly environment and world class equipment provide opportunities for the training Latvian and foreign students and doctoral students.


At this moment BMC employs more than 120 scientists working in five key research areas - human genetics and disease pathogenesis, cancer research, biotechnology and structural biology, molecular microbiology and virology, and molecular pharmacology.

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