SMARTPLANTS visit University of Cambridge

Consortia meeting of SMARTPLANTS project took place at Sainsbury laboratories of University of Cambridge. Egils Stalidzans, Agris Pentjuss and Vitalijs Komasilovs were representing Latvian side. The laboratory building is located at one side of Botanic Garden of Cambridge. The garden is lively and green in the sunny day of February 16-th.

The modern laboratory building is far from being traditional or conservative. Open view on laboratories through a glass wall as well as a row of open discussion spaces are some of laboratory features.

During the meeting it was decided to organize a conference on synthetic biology topic in April 2018.

LEANPROT partners establish collaboration with robots

During he project meeting in Berlin partners were acquainted with new colleagues – two robots that can automatically perform high number of parallel fermentations, collect samples and make analysis. The robots can be controlled remotely and several persons can follow measurements.

One of important decisions during Berlin meeting was to have the next meeting at our Institute in June 2017. The frequency of meetings will increase because of the growing amount of data and necessity to collaborate more intensively.

OpenMultiMed COST action shapes the future in Porto

A Management Comitee meeting and educational course on Systems Medicine took place in Porto 20.-24. February. Latvia was represented by three persons: two Management Comitee members Egils Stalidzans and Juris Viksna (computational faculty) and doctoral student Ivars Silamikelis from Latvian Biomedical Research Centre.

Among other issues it was decided to organize OpenMultiMed Training School on Systems Medicine topics in August or September of 2017 in Riga.