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2020 ​Defence of PhD (Thesis Title “Development of bio-mimetic nano-compartments for solar energy capture”)

2015  2020 ​Doctoral studies at The University of Leeds, Faculty of Biological Sciences, funded by White rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

2012 – 2015 B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with Honours in Biotechnology, University of Edinburgh 

2011 – 2012 finished 1st year of BSc in Biological Sciences, University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology

Work experience: 

Since 2021 – Researcher at University of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology

2020 – 2021 Innovation Funding Manager at Teesside University, Department of Academic Enterprise (DAE) and Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

2015 – 2020 Graduate Research Scientist and Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds, Faculty of Biological Sciences

2017 – Science Communication Intern at the Sense about Science EU office



2021 – 2023 Fer2Fer: Sustainable valorisation of fermentation waste by microbial metabolic modelling and extension of fermentation cascades, funded by ERDF

2018 - 2021 THYME: Teesside, Hull and York Mobilising Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange

Language skills:

Latvian – native

English – C2 (CEFR)

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