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 Scopus ID: 55014689000

Education:

2016 Defense of title Dr.sc.ing. (Thesis title: "Stoichiometric model development and analysis procedures for metabolic engineering")

2011– 2016 Doctoral studies in the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information and communication technologies

2009 – 2010 Master studies in Information Technologies and Computer Sciences in the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies

2004 – 2008 Bachelor studies in Information Technologies and Communication in the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies

 

Work experience:

Since 2020 principal investigator at the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technology

Since 2016 researcher at the University of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Since 2016 elected scientist at the University of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology

2014 – 2015 researcher at the University of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology

2013 postdoc assistant, Oxford Brookes University

2012 IT-based study program evaluation expert at various universities

 

Projects:

2020 – 2023 Sustainable up-cycling of agricultural residues: modular cascading waste conversion system (H2020, ERA-net FACCE SURPLUS 3rd call)

2019 – 2021 Postdoctoral grant Production potential of top building block chemicals by Zymomonas mobilis: stoichiometric analysis

2019 – 2022Crypthecodinium cohnii and Zymomonas mobilis syntrophy for production of omega 3 fatty acid from byproducts of biofuel and sugar industry, a project funded by ERDF

2018 – 2021, RHODOLIVE: Biovalorization of olive oil mill wastewater to microbial lipids and other products via Rhodotorula glutinis fermentation, (H2020, ERA-net CoBioTech 1-st call)

2018 – 2020 Mathematical model of pharmacokinetics for personalized optimization of metformin therapy, Latvian Council of Science project

2015 – 2018 FP7 ERA-net ERASynBio project “Control of engineered metabolism by flowering and temperature triggered plant regulatory networks” (SMARTPLANTS)

2015 – 2018 FP7 ERA-net ERASysAPP project “Systems biology platform for the creation of lean-proteome Escherichia coli strains” (LEANPROT)

2014 – 2015 Application of non-traditional yeasts in improvement of bioethanol production from inulin containing raw materials, a project funded by ERDF

2009 – 2012 Establishment of Latvian interdisciplinary interuniversity scientific group of systems biology within activity 1.1.1.2.„Attraction of Human Resources to Science”, funded by European Social Fund

Language skills:

Latvian – native

English – working professional

Russian – limited working