Skip to main content

Kristaps Krafte is the Founder and Manager of the digital therapeutic start-up Vigo Health. Here he speaks about digitalisation and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Read on

krafte.png

Dace Dzenovska is a keynote speaker at RSU Research Week and an Associate Professor in the anthropology of migration at the University of Oxford.

I was invited to talk about the very complicated topic of the pandemic and society. As social scientists and humanities scholars we need to establish a critical distance to be able to see the contours of an unfolding situation, especially if we think of the pandemic not only as an epidemiological event but also a biosocial one that entails social relations, politics, decision making, long-term effects. 

Read on

Dzenovska_foto.jpg


Radiologist Fredrik Strand, MD PhD, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Knowledge for Use in Practice conference in the Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare – from Research to Practice section on 26 March. Here, he talks about his research, and what he is looking forward to most at Research Week 2021.

Read on

Fredrik_Strand.jpg


RW2021 participants have truly proven their passion for science, which can be seen in the diversity of high-quality research abstracts submitted for the upcoming conference. Here we share some highlights that have recently caught our eye.

Read on

2021_Research_week_mailigen_silver.jpg


Riding the Rollercoaster of Research

A poster co-authored by doctor Renāta Klagiša received the audience award at the previous Research Week. What paved the road to her success?

Read on

Renata_Klagisa_2.jpg


Amongst the diverse set of international abstracts already submitted for RSU Research Week 2021, let us share our first collection of highlights with you.

Read on

ABSTRACT_HIGHLIGHTS.png


Navigating an Ocean of Data

Digital health architect Janek Metsallik, the man behind the launch of the Estonian nationwide Health Information System (EHIS) and one of the keynote speakers at Research Week 2021, offers an insight into the success story of digitising nearly all data generated by hospitals and doctors nationwide. Estonia has managed to evolve to a stage where one does not speak about e-Healthcare specifically but rather about healthcare in general, as these are not separate subjects anymore.

Read on

Janek_Metsallik_crop.png


Synthesising the future

Professor Mauro Alini, vice-director at the Swiss-based AO Research Institute, talks about the future of regenerative medicine and the chances of boosting Rīga as a biomaterial research metropolis of Europe. Professor admits that personalised medicine is the next big thing in musculoskletal treatment and beyond. We are moving towards identifying patient sub-populations – even if they have the same symptoms their pathologies might differ.

Read on

mauro_alini_s.jpg


Will we be able to predict and prevent diseases before they occur in the future?

Baiba Vilne, Head of the RSU Bionformatics Unit, says that there is the aim to introduce an individual-centred medical model. A constantly growing database would gradually develop and artificial intelligence would use the data to predict possible diseases and treatments.

Read on

baiba_vilne00.jpg


Understanding the space where we live

Dace Dzenovska, an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford settled in at RSU for the current year, is determined to prove that significant socio-anthropological observations, which are important for a variety of fields, can come from the eastern part of Europe.

Read on

Dace_Dzenovska00.gif