This was the second ERASynBio project meeting that took place in Riga. Anil Wipat, Jennifer Hallinan and Matthew Pocock met Latvian partners of the proposal writers: Egils Stalidzans and Jurijs Meitalovs.
We organised a visit to the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology to meet Uldis Kalnenieks and Reinis Rutkis.
We even had a short handshake and chat with the minister of Agriculture Laimdota Straujuma. About six months later she became the first female prime minister of Latvia.