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Unlocking infectious diseases research potential at Rīga Stradiņš University (BALTINFECT)

Project/agreement No.
Project funding
2 049 942.00 EUR
Project realization
01.09.2013. - 28.02.2017.


Strengthening multidisciplinary research on infectious diseases as a critically important part of health sciences in the Baltic States, Europe and at global level, unlocking the scientific potential of Riga Stradins University


Establishment of two laboratories – digitally immunological visualisation laboratory and infectious disease modelling laboratory

Purchase of modern research hardware and software

Organisation of an international scientific conference and three workshops in Latvia

Engagement of experienced incoming scientists to increase capacity of the institute

Experience exchange and cooperation with European universities and leading research centres

Advanced training in the field of intellectual property right protection

Lead partner

August Kirchenstein Institute or Microbiology and Virology, Rīga Stradiņš University

Project partners

  • Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Clinical Virology (Sweden) -SE – UUDMS
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) – LSHTM
  • Steinbeis Research Center, Rostoc/Stuttgart (Germany) - DE-STB
  • Lithuanian State Institute of Innovative Medicine (former Institute of Immunology, Vilnius University) Lithuania
  • Pomeranian Medical University, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology (Poland)
  • Karolinska Institute, Department of Microbiology, Department of Tumor and Cell Biology (Sweden)
  • The Katholieke University Leuven (Belgium)
  • The Buckinghamshire New University (Bucks University) (UK)
  • Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Belarussian Ministry of Health
  • University College Dublin, St.Vincent`S University Hospital (Ireland)
  • Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)