After kind invitation of the coordinator of the project Veronika Simons (Projekttraeger Juelich GmbH, Germany), Egils Stalidzans had an opportunity to present Latvian Systems Biology Initiative to the steering committee of the ERASysBio+ project. General status of systems biology related research in Latvia was explained indicating also the high potential of Latvian pharmacologists.
Future research collaboration was discussed within the upcoming ERA-net on systems biology where Latvian Academy of Science is invited as a participant. That is important step towards the development of systems biology in Latvia after the end of the Latvian SysBio project.
We are also very thankful to the representative of BBSRC (UK) representative Gabriela Pastori for assistance on our way to European scale collaboration.