The beginnings of the Laboratory of Transplantology date back to 1972 when Kidney Transplantation Department, headed by Josifs Jarmolinskis at the time, was established within the scope of the Central Scientific Research Laboratory of Riga Medical Institute.
On 15 April 1973, the first kidney transplantation operation in Latvia was conducted in the Second Division of P. Stradiņš Republican Hospital (now — Latvian Transplant Centre) under the leadership of J. Jarmolinskis.
Active research work is being conducted at RSU Laboratory of Transplantology. During the 40-year-long existence thereof, three Habil. Doctors of Medical Science and 17 Doctors of Medical Science have defended their dissertations at the Centre (including five dissertations that have been defended during the past 20 years). Such important problems as transplantation from live donors in cases of high sensibilization and ABO incompatibility, donation of organs from suboptimal donors and donors after cardiocirculatory death, possibilities to reduce and forecast post-transplantation complications and other topical issues in the field of medical science are being researched.
Main directions of scientific researches of the laboratory are related to kidney transplantation and matters of haemodialysis.
- Structural biology, functional and biomechanical studies for new diagnostic tools and new therapeutic interventions;
- Social dimension of medicine, effects of globalisation.
Fields and Sub-field
Internal medicine; Surgery | Organ transplantation
Address: 13 Pilsoņu Street, Rīga, LV-1002
Phone: +371 67069543
Head of Laboratory: Rafails Rozentāls
Secretary: Aleksandrs Maļcevs
Rafails Rozentāls — Head of Laboratory
Jānis Jušinskis, Ieva Ziediņa, Vadims Suhorukovs — leading researcher
Aleksandrs Maļcevs — secretary expert