Elmars Grens#


Elmars Grens
Email:grens 'at' biomed.lu.lv
Membership Number:1415
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:LATVIA
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:egrens
Homepage:http://www.lza.lv/scientists/grens.htm





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 Scientific Director, Biomedical Research and Study Centre, University of Latvia
  • 1999-2007 Director, International Center of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
  • 1993-2001 Director, Biomedical Research and Study Centre, University of Latvia
  • 1978-2001 Professor (Molecular Biology), Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
  • 1991 Dr.habil.biol., Institute of Molecular Biology, Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • 1968 Doctor of Science (Chemistry), Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga
  • 1963 Candidate of Science (Chemistry), Institute of Organic Synthesis
  • 1958 University of Latvia (Faculty of Chemistry)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Gene structure and molecular genetics
  • Regulatory regions of messenger RNA
  • Protein ultrastructure
  • Immunogenic proteins and antigenic determinants
  • Molecular virology
  • Recombinant proteins - design and biotechnology

Honours and Awards
  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1982
  • Full Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1987
  • Corresponding Member, USSR/Russian Academy of Sciences, 1987
  • Member, Academia Europaea, 1993
  • The Latvian Academy of Sciences Grand Medal, 1995
  • The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia Prize, 2000
  • The Riga Prize, 2008


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