Education:

2006 Defense of title Dr.sc.ing. Research theme: "Algorithms of computer control of multiobject biological systems".
1999–2005 Doctoral studies in Riga Technical University, Faculty of Automation and Computation science.
1996–1999 Master studies in Riga Technical university, Faculty of Automation and Computation science.
1988–1993 Bachelor and engineer studies in Riga Technical University, Faculty of Automation and Computation science.
1977–1988 64–th Riga secondary school.

Positions:

Since 2017 - senior researcher at Latvian Biomedical Research and Study centre (http://biomed.lu.lv/en/research/directions-and-labs/human-genetics-and-disease-mechanisms/populaciju-genetika/j-klovins-lab/)

Since 2016 - director at Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of University of Latvia (http://www.lu.lv/mbi).

Since 2014 – senior researcher at Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of University of Latvia (http://www.lu.lv/mbi).

2013 – 2016 member of Latvian Council of Science.
2013 – 2015 representative of Latvian Academy of Sciences in ERA–net project on systems biology (http://www.erasysapp.eu).
2012 – 2014 representative of Latvian Academy of Sciences in ERA–net project on synthetic biology (http://www.erasynbio.eu).
Since 2006 – leader of Biosystems Group in Faculty of Information technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (http://www.biosystems.lv)
2006–2014 senior researcher at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information Technology, Department of Computer systems.

Projects:

  • 2019-2022, Crypthecodinium cohnii and Zymomonas mobilis syntrophy for production of omega 3 fatty acid from byproducts of biofuel and sugar industry, ERDF funded project.
  • 2018 - 2021, RHODOLIVE: Biovalorization of olive oil mill wastewater to microbial lipids and other products via Rhodotorula glutinisfermentation, (H2020, ERA-net CoBioTech 1-st call).
  • 2018-2020, Mathematical model of pharmacokinetics for personalized optimization of metformin therapy, Latvian Council of Science project.
  • 2015-2018 FP7 ERA-net ERASynBio project “Control of engineered metabolism by flowering and temperature triggered plant regulatory networks” (SMARTPLANTS).
  • 2015-2018 FP7 ERA-net ERASysAPP project “Systems biology platform for the creation of lean-proteome Escherichia coli strains” (LEANPROT).
  • – 2015. “Application of non-traditional yeasts in improvement of bioethanol production from inulin containing raw materials”, ERDF project.
  • 2013-2016 „Metabolic engineering of respiratory chain of Zymomonas mobilis” Latvian Council of Science grant.
  • 2013-2016 FP7 ERA-net ICT-Agri project “Application of Information Technologies in Precision Apiculture”.
  • 2013-2015 participant of Latvian Council of Science grant Nr. 258/2013 “Development of algorithms and methods for analysis and visualization of biochemical networks” .
  • 2010-2012 „Design and analysis of models for description of biological and software systems”, Latvian Council of Science grant.
  • 2009-2012 “Establishment of Latvian interdisciplinary interuniversity scientific group of systems biology” within activity 1.1.1.2. „Attraction of Human Resources to Science”. of European Social Fund.
  • 2009 „Applications of cellular control networks in the control of bioprocesses”, Latvian Council of Science grant.
  • 2008 „Rationalization of biofuel production using dynamic models of biochemical reaction networks”, Latvian Council of Science grant.
  • 2008 „Detection of preswarming condition of bee colony based on dynamics of microclimate”, Latvian Council of Science grant.
  • 2008 “Modeling Phosphorus Penetration Risk (P index) in the Overground Waters for the Latvia Environment”, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies grant.

Teaching activities:

Since 2014 professor at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information Technology, department of Computer Systems.

2010–2014 associated professor at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information Technology, department of Computer Systems.
2008–2009 – vice–dean of Faculty of Information Technology at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies.
2005–2009 assistant professor at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information Technology, department of Computer Systems.
2002–2009 Assistant and lecturer in Riga Technical University, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Information Technologies Institute of Computer control, Automatics and Computer Technics.

Supervised doctoral students

2006–2012 Ivars Mozga “Steady state optimization procedure of biochemical networks”. Dr.sc.ing. degree awarded.

2008-2014 Tatjana Rubina “Computer modelling of the structure of biochemical control networks”, Dr.sc.ing. degree awarded.

2009–2013 Vitalijs Komasilovs “Procedure for resolving specification optimization task of heterogeneous robot colony”. Dr.sc.ing. degree awarded.
2009–2013 Aleksejs Zacepins “Model based precision computer control of the multiobject biosystem”. Dr.sc.ing. degree awarded.

2009-2015 Martins Mednis “Comparative analysis of biochemical network reconstructions”, Dr.sc.ing. degree awarded.

2011-2016 Jurijs Meitalovs “Application of mathematic modeling for functionality analysis of modified microorganisms”, Dr.sc.ing. degree awarded.    

Side work/activities:

2013-2015 Chairman of the Board of Latvian Association of Young researchers (www.ljza.lv)
1994–2005 managing director of JSC Kafeko Baltic (industrial machinery agency for food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry)
1985–1996 Active beekeeper later entering above mentioned bee research.

Languages

Latvian (native), English, German and Russian – all of them good in spoken and written