Elmars Grens#


Born: October 9, 1935, Riga, Latvia

Interests:

  • Gene Structure and Molecular Genetics
  • Regulatory Regions of Messenger RNA
  • Protein Ultrastructure
  • Immunogenic Proteins and Antigenic Determinants
  • Molecular Virology
  • Recombinant Proteins - Design and Biotechnology.
  • Languages: Latvian, English, Russian

Education
  • University of Latvia (Faculty of Chemistry), 1958
  • Candidate of Science (Chemistry), Institute of Organic Synthesis, 1963
  • Doctor of Science (Chemistry), Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga,1968
  • Dr.habil.biol., Institute of Molecular Biology, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1992

Experience
  • Junior and Senior Researcher, Institute of Organic Synthesis, 1958-1975
  • Head of Department, Institute of Organic Synthesis, 1975-1991
  • Research Director, Institute of Organic Synthesis, 1975-1980
  • Director, Institute of Molecular Biology, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1991-1993
  • Professor (Molecular Biology), Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia, 1978 - 2001
  • Director, Biomedical Research and Study Centre, University of Latvia, 1993-2001
  • Director, International Center of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 1999 - 2007
  • Scientific Director, Biomedical Research and Study Centre, University of Latvia, 2001-

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

Professional Activities and Memberships
  • Member of Presidium and Senate, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1989-
  • Member of Senate, University of Latvia, 1991 - 2004; (Chairman, 1995 - 1998)
  • Member, Latvian Biochemical Society, 1977 - ; (Chairman, 1977-1989)
  • Member, Latvian Union of Scientists, 1988 -, (Chairman, 1988-1991)
  • Member, Latvian Council of Science, 1990 - , ( Chairman, 1990 and 2000, 2007-2009)
  • Member, Federation of the European Biochemical Societies, Courses Committee, 1992 - 1996
  • Member, European Federation of Biotechnology, Working group - Molecular Genetics, 1992 -
  • Latvian Coordinator for collaboration in RTD with the European Union, 1996 - 2006

Courses:

University of Latvia (Faculty of Biology):
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Human Genome

Research Projects
  • E.Grens (Head of Project). Recombinant Viral Capsids - New Proteins for Diagnostic Use and Vaccination. INCO-COPERNICUS Project PI in Latvia. (1994-1996).
  • E.Grens (Coordinator of Latvian Part of Programme). Research and Development of Immunological Methods. Production of Elisa Tests for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis B. NATO Programme (1995-1997).
  • E.Grens (Coordinator of Latvian Part of Programme). Hepatitis B Virus Assembly, Structure and Entry into New Host Cells. KIRT Programme ( 1995-1997).
  • E.Grens (Head of Programme). Malignant Tumors. Latvian Council of Science (1995-2000).
  • E.Grens (Head of Project). Multivalent Chimeric Particles of Hepatitis B Core Antigen. Latvian Council of Science (1994-1996).
  • E.Grens (Head of Project). Investigation of Molecular Architecture of Protein Complexes by Means of High-Resolution Methods. Latvian Council of Science (1997-2000).
  • E.Grens (Head of Project). Genome Studies of the Latvian Population, their Application for Diagnosis and Prevention of Human Pathology. Latvian Council of Science (2001-2004).
  • E.Grens (Programme Director). Genome Studies of the Latvian Population. Latvian Council of Science (2005-2008).

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