Partner 3. Riga Stradiņš University (RSU)
RSU - hosts pathology lab with IHC and FISH/CISH facilities, and has an access to the wide array of laboratory technologies of the university, including standard approaches in proteomics (Western blot, ELISA), genomics (Illumina HiScan SQ with mRNA module; RT-PCR; sequencing ABIPrism 3100); full scale electronic microscopy with transmission and scanning units; microscopy including fluorescence and confocal microscopy. Partner has unique expertise in light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, computer-assisted morphometry, digital morphometry and transmission electron microscopy, and unique capacity and expertise to explore the complicated cascade of endothelial-based events in the neurovascular unit.
Prof., MD, PhD Ilze Strumfa is a board-certified expert in pathology with 16-year-long experience in histopathological diagnostics and differential diagnostics covering broad spectrum of pathologies as well as in IHC, TEM, polarisation and fluorescence microscopy. She is an author/co-author of 77 peer-reviewed articles in journals and 14 chapters in scientific monographs and medical textbooks. She has 10 years of teaching experience, has supervised 9 PhD students and introduced digital pathology in RSU. Prof. Strumfa has been the leading expert-pathologist in European Structural fund (ESF) projects H-index 6.
Asoc. prof., MD, PhD Arnis Abolins is a young researcher (PhD: 2013) and board-certified expert in pathology, including histopathological diagnostics, neuropathology, IHC, TEM, polarisation and fluorescence microscopy. He is a member of several local and European scientific societies, an author/ co-author of 29 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and 2 chapters in scientific monographs. He has 8 years of teaching experience, has supervised 2 PhD students and has contributed his expertise to ESF projects. H-index 3.
Assoc. Prof, PhD Maria Issagouliantis (Isaguliants), PhD 1992; docent in immunology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007. Maria is an expert in animal experimentation, and animal models of chronic human diseases, both viral infections, and cancer. Lately has focused in the role of oxidative stress in the development of human pathologies. Supervised 5 PhD studies, and multiple BSi and MSci studies at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Latvian University, Riga and Lomonosov State University, Moscow. Member of the Steering Board of International Society for Vaccines, Member of Editorial Board of open access research journals “Oxidative Stress and Cellular Longevity”, “Vaccines” and “Acta Naturae”. Author of over 70 publications, H-index 16.