It started with bee colonies in 1985. How bees interact and communicate? How bees make decisions?

It continued with cells since 2005. How molecules interact and communicate? How they make decisions?

Can I repeat that by my models?


Publications & citation
 

Birth: 1970
Marital state: married since 1999, 3 children.

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.

Scientific activities:

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).
2009 – 2012 leader of European Social Fund project “Establishment of Latvian interdisciplinary interuniversity scientific group of systems biology” within activity 1.1.1.2. „Attraction of Human Resources to Science” (http://www.sysbio.lv).
Since 2009 – member of EU Network on the Knowledge–based Bio–economy (KBBE–NET) Collaborative Working Group on Synthetic Biology
2007–2009 – coordinator of Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project MOSBIO “Modular Education for Interdisciplinary Systems Biology” (http://www.mosbio.eu)
Since 2006 – leader of Biosystems Group in Faculty of Information technology, Latvia University of Agriculture (http://www.biosystems.lv)
2006–2014 senior researcher at Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Information Technology, Department of Computer systems.
1993–1998 SIA Biskopibas Laboratorija (Beekeeping Laboratory Ltd.), Managing director. Scientific grant of Latvian Council of Science in field of honeybee genetics and artificial insemination.

Teaching activities:

Since 2014 professor at Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Information Technology, department of Computer Systems.

2010–2014 associated professor at Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Information Technology, department of Computer Systems.
2008–2009 – vice–dean of Faculty of Information Technology at Latvia University of Agriculture.
2005–2009 assistant professor at Latvia University of Agriculture, 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.

Doctoral students

Defended theses:

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.    

Current doctoral students:

Since 2010 Sandis Vilums “Application of cellular metabolic models in bioprocess control algorithms”.

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), Russian, English, and German – all of them good in spoken and written.