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The goal of the Doctoral School is to ensure a high-quality study experience, as well as a space to develop professional competences in a cross-disciplinary environment.


  • To create a one-stop agency to exchange information about ways to develop various competences;
  • To provide consultations on research design, data processing and interpretation, writing, publishing strategies and project preparation;
  • To organise seminars, workshops and various activities for the development of research competences;
  • To foster networking for doctoral candidates and researchers.
MAQC-society webinars

Leaders in the fields of science and bioinformatics will comment on findings and results in cancer genomics and related areas: identification of all types of variants (single nucleotide variants (SNVs), insertion and deletion mutations (Indels), structural variants, copy number changes (CNAs and CNVs)). Information on new reference materials to test and validate bioinformatics processes will be presented, including harmonizsed tumour and normal cell line pairs and cell line admixtures, evaluation and comparison of cancer panels and liquid biopsy tests, reproducible scRNA-sec methods and other exciting areas such as epigenomics. The presentations are related to new research currently being published in Nature Biotechnology, Genome Biology, Cell Genomics and other journals.

Project preparation
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
By appointmentPreparation of project and grant applicationsIngrīda Kalviņa (ingrida[pnkts]kalvinaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, K-203, K-220
Weekdays 8:30–17:15
(Fridays until 16:00)
Processing personal data and related mattersMarina Siņkovska (personu[pnkts]datiatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, D-100
Data processing and interpretation (consultations)
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
By appointmentMachine learning algorithms in processing data with PythonUldis Doniņš, uldis[pnkts]doninsatrsu[pnkts]lvOnline
By appointmentGuidance for the planning and design of clinical-epidemiological research on prevalence,
identification of risk factors, the efficacy of interventions, diagnostic accuracy studies and
systematic reviews
Sergio Uribe, sergio[pnkts]uribeatrsu[pnkts]lv20 Dzirciema iela, Rīga, RSU Institute of Dentistry, Room 248 / Online (Zoom)
Guidance for the design of the data management plan for medical research according to FAIR principles
Guidance for statistical analysis of data for medical research during the study design stage
Conducting exploratory data analysis for medical research: data visualization and tables generation
By appointmentBioinformatics analyses of multi-omics data and integration with clinical, life-style/environmental informationBaiba Vilne, baiba[pnkts]vilneatrsu[pnkts]lvOnline (Zoom)
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using RAndris Avotiņš, Eva Petrošina (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using MS ExcelOlga Rajevska, Madara Miķelsone (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
Fridays 13:00–17:00, by appointmentStatistical processing of quantitative dataAndrejs Ivanovs, Šimons Svirskis, Eva Petrošina, Maksims Mukāns (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
By appointmentPeer review of statistical reporting in scientific articlesŠimons Svirskis, Andris Avotiņš (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using NVivoDiāna Kalniņa (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
Writing and editing (consultations)
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
Fridays 10:00–11:00, by appointmentEditing scientific articles in EnglishMiervaldis Karulis (valodasatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema iela, B-407
Wednesdays 16:00–17:00, by appointmentConsultations on the methodological guidelines of collaboration journals of RSU (e.g. Medicine, Acta Chirurgica Latviensis)Signe Riekstiņa-Pāla, signe[pnkts]riekstina-palaatrsu[pnkts]lv (bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema iela, G-204.c
Publication and databases (consultations)
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
Thursdays 10:00–12:00, by appointmentIntellectual property protectionJustīne Vīķe (justine[pnkts]vikeatrsu[pnkts]lv)12 Vīlipa Iela, Room 8
By appointmentExpert advice on the quality of article manuscript contentScientists registered in LZP expert database (dana[pnkts]briedeatrsu[pnkts]lv)The experts' respective offices
Wednesdays 16:00–17:00, by appointmentDatabase searchesSigne Riekstiņa-Pāla (signe[pnkts]riekstina-palaatrsu[pnkts]lv, bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, G-204.c
Mondays 16:00–17:00
Fridays 14:00–15:00
Using EndNoteInga Znotiņa (inga[pnkts]znotinaatrsu[pnkts]lv, bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, G-204.c
Tuesdays, Thursdays 16:00–17:00Patent information searchesSigne Riekstiņa-Pāla (signe[pnkts]riekstina-palaatrsu[pnkts]lv, bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, G-204.c
Networking Events
EventDateTopicContact, registrationLanguageLocation
Research Breakfast6 JanResearch data managementJustīne VīķeLatvian/EnglishOnline

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