Excellence Scholarship in Bioinformatics

With benefaction of the patron “Mikrotīkls”, in 2019 for the first time a scholarship are awarded to future specialists of bioinformatics – master's degree students in biology and computing, who specialize in bioinformatics and molecular biology. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary branch of science dedicated to analysis of certain biological data, as well as the development of algorithms, programs and databases for the acquisition, storage and analysis of this data. Currently, the specialists of bioinformatics are in high demand in the labour market.

Scholarships are intended for the University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Biology and Faculty of Computing master’s students of the 1st and 2nd years who specialize in bioinformatics or molecular biology. A priority will be given to students whose research pertains to the sphere of oncology.

Number of scholarships: at least 4.

Scholarship amount: EUR 6 000 per academic year.

Scholarship Committee: Representative of the patron John Martin Tully, Director of the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Center, Professor Jānis Kloviņš (Chairman of the Scholarship commission), UL Faculty of Biology Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Assoc. Prof. Nils Rostoks, Patron Filips Kļaviņš, Representative of the patron Ģirts Zēgners, Dean of the UL Faculty Computing, Prof. Guntis Arnicāns, Dean of the UL Faculty of Biology, Assoc. Prof. Didzis Elferts and Executive Director of the UL Foundation Laila Kundziņa.

Within a single academic year, the applicant may receive only one scholarship financed by the patrons of the University of Latvia Foundation.

Scholarship recipients

In 2019/2020 acad. year  – Ņikita Zrelovs, Marija Samoviča, Rihards Saksis and Raimonds Reščenko.