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Specialist team

iVF Riga Genetics Centre
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Liene Korņejeva Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Doctor – geneticist Details
Dace Serģe Head of the Genetics Centre Details
Dace Enkure Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person) Details
Elza Rubena Molecular geneticist Details
Santa Andersone Cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Education

In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2010, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist. In 2013, he completed the Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine at Riga Stradins University. In 2014, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of an immunologist.

Further training

Regularly participates in local and international scientific conferences and seminars in the field of genetics and immunology.

Information for patients

More than ten years of experience in genetic counselling and clinical cytogenetics.

Dr. Liene Korņejeva

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist.

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2003; has obtained a doctor's degree. In 2012, she mastered full study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist.

Information for patients

Genetic counselling may be required in cases where:

  • recurrent miscarriages have occurred
  • a couple has given birth to a child with a genetic pathology
  • there have been cases of genetic disease in the family history
  • genetic screening tests or ultrasound scan have identified health problems for the baby during pregnancy that may be related to a genetic condition
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist

Dace Serģe

Head of the Genetics Centre

Field of specialisation

Head of the Genetics Centre

Education

Master's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Law, professional master's programme "Law". Master's degree in social sciences – University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, European Studies. Bachelor's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of European Studies, Department of Regional Economics and Business, European Economics and Business.

Further training

Work experience 2010 – 2017 Director Orto Clinic; 2006 – 2010 Ministry of Welfare, Head of the International Agreements and Relations Division; 2004 – 2006 Head of the EU Coordination Sector of the Legal Department of the State Social Insurance Agency.

Dace Enkure

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2007; holds a bachelor's degree in biology. In 2010, she graduated from master's programme "Biomedicine" at Riga Stradins University, obtaining a master's degree in biology. In 2013, she completed the doctoral programme in medicine at Riga Stradins University.

Further training

More than ten years of experience in molecular biology and genetics. Author and co-author of a number of internationally cited publications. Participation in local and international scientific projects. Raises qualification by taking part in both Latvian and international conferences and trainings.

Member of the Latvian Human Genetics Association.

Elza Rubena

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Education

In 2019, she obtained a bachelor's degree in biology at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia.

Further training

Work experience – assistant project manager (University of Latvia); sterilization technician (SIA "Orto klīnika"); Senior Expert in the Serology Group (scientific institute "BIOR").

Santa Andersone

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2015; holds a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 2017, she obtained a master of science degree in biology from the University of Latvia.

Further training

More than two years of experience in scientific research at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre. Attends conferences and seminars in Latvia.

iVF Riga Stem Cell Centre
Anna Dorondo Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager Details
Elīna Zandberga Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre Details
Marija Mihailova Molecular biologist, biotechnologist Details
Marija Urbo Certified midwife Details
Dana Saukuma Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre Details
Anna Dorondo

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Field of specialisation

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Education

In 2015, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in chemistry; in 2019, she graduated from Riga Stradins University acquiring a master's degree in biomedicine.

Further training

Experience in scientific research in the field of chemistry and molecular biology. Participation in local and international conferences. She has completed quality management courses, both local and international.

Information for patients

She has also obtained certificates in labour protection, project management, HR management.

Elīna Zandberga

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2005, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in natural sciences. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Latvia in 2009, specializing in molecular biology.

Further training

More than 12 years of experience in molecular biology and cell biology. Participation in both local and international conferences and courses.

Marija Mihailova

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Education

In 2002, she obtained master's degree in biology at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology. In 2008, she obtained Dr. biol. degree at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology.

Further training

From 2002 to 2005, worked at the Institute of Virology of the Essen-Duisburg University Hospital, where she developed a larger part of her doctoral thesis. In 2011, for a period of three months, she gained practical experience and skills in work with the method of flow cytometry at the same institute. She has attended several international schools for young scientists in immunology, biotechnology and molecular biology. Attends scientific conferences, seminars and training courses.

Has obtained a certificate on the organization and safety cycles of biohazardous and potentially infectious waste management.

Member of the Latvian Biochemistry Society since 2000

Information for patients

Experience of twenty years in scientific research in the field of molecular biology. Winner or numerous awards:

  • University of Latvia annual award “Achievements in Science” for the best doctoral thesis of 2008 (6 February 2009)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for Doctoral Thesis “HCV Prototype Vaccine Based on Hepatitis B Core Virus-Like Particles” (2008)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for scientific work “Genetic Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus” (2002)

Co-author of several scientific publications.

Marija Urbo

Certified midwife

Field of specialisation

Certified midwife

Education

She has graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care. She has participated in the ERASMUS student exchange programme. Within the framework of ERASMUS programme, she studied and completed an internship at Kuopio University Hospital and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

She has completed a full course in chemistry at Riga Stradins University.
Her research work was published in the 2015 collection of scientific articles of Riga Stradins University.
In 2017, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Further training

She constantly updates her knowledge by attending scientific conferences.

Dana Saukuma

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2004, she graduated from Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy and Education Management, obtaining a bachelor of social sciences degree in psychology.

Information for patients

Extensive experience as an administrator and salon manager, as well as experience in a pre-school educational institution.

iVF Riga Genetics Centre
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Liene Korņejeva Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Doctor – geneticist Details
Dace Serģe Head of the Genetics Centre Details
Dace Enkure Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person) Details
Elza Rubena Molecular geneticist Details
Santa Andersone Cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Education

In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2010, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist. In 2013, he completed the Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine at Riga Stradins University. In 2014, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of an immunologist.

Further training

Regularly participates in local and international scientific conferences and seminars in the field of genetics and immunology.

Information for patients

More than ten years of experience in genetic counselling and clinical cytogenetics.

Dr. Liene Korņejeva

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist.

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2003; has obtained a doctor's degree. In 2012, she mastered full study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist.

Information for patients

Genetic counselling may be required in cases where:

  • recurrent miscarriages have occurred
  • a couple has given birth to a child with a genetic pathology
  • there have been cases of genetic disease in the family history
  • genetic screening tests or ultrasound scan have identified health problems for the baby during pregnancy that may be related to a genetic condition
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist

Dace Serģe

Head of the Genetics Centre

Field of specialisation

Head of the Genetics Centre

Education

Master's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Law, professional master's programme "Law". Master's degree in social sciences – University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, European Studies. Bachelor's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of European Studies, Department of Regional Economics and Business, European Economics and Business.

Further training

Work experience 2010 – 2017 Director Orto Clinic; 2006 – 2010 Ministry of Welfare, Head of the International Agreements and Relations Division; 2004 – 2006 Head of the EU Coordination Sector of the Legal Department of the State Social Insurance Agency.

Dace Enkure

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2007; holds a bachelor's degree in biology. In 2010, she graduated from master's programme "Biomedicine" at Riga Stradins University, obtaining a master's degree in biology. In 2013, she completed the doctoral programme in medicine at Riga Stradins University.

Further training

More than ten years of experience in molecular biology and genetics. Author and co-author of a number of internationally cited publications. Participation in local and international scientific projects. Raises qualification by taking part in both Latvian and international conferences and trainings.

Member of the Latvian Human Genetics Association.

Elza Rubena

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Education

In 2019, she obtained a bachelor's degree in biology at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia.

Further training

Work experience – assistant project manager (University of Latvia); sterilization technician (SIA "Orto klīnika"); Senior Expert in the Serology Group (scientific institute "BIOR").

Santa Andersone

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2015; holds a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 2017, she obtained a master of science degree in biology from the University of Latvia.

Further training

More than two years of experience in scientific research at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre. Attends conferences and seminars in Latvia.

iVF Riga Stem Cell Centre
Anna Dorondo Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager Details
Elīna Zandberga Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre Details
Marija Mihailova Molecular biologist, biotechnologist Details
Marija Urbo Certified midwife Details
Dana Saukuma Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre Details
Anna Dorondo

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Field of specialisation

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Education

In 2015, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in chemistry; in 2019, she graduated from Riga Stradins University acquiring a master's degree in biomedicine.

Further training

Experience in scientific research in the field of chemistry and molecular biology. Participation in local and international conferences. She has completed quality management courses, both local and international.

Information for patients

She has also obtained certificates in labour protection, project management, HR management.

Elīna Zandberga

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2005, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in natural sciences. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Latvia in 2009, specializing in molecular biology.

Further training

More than 12 years of experience in molecular biology and cell biology. Participation in both local and international conferences and courses.

Marija Mihailova

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Education

In 2002, she obtained master's degree in biology at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology. In 2008, she obtained Dr. biol. degree at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology.

Further training

From 2002 to 2005, worked at the Institute of Virology of the Essen-Duisburg University Hospital, where she developed a larger part of her doctoral thesis. In 2011, for a period of three months, she gained practical experience and skills in work with the method of flow cytometry at the same institute. She has attended several international schools for young scientists in immunology, biotechnology and molecular biology. Attends scientific conferences, seminars and training courses.

Has obtained a certificate on the organization and safety cycles of biohazardous and potentially infectious waste management.

Member of the Latvian Biochemistry Society since 2000

Information for patients

Experience of twenty years in scientific research in the field of molecular biology. Winner or numerous awards:

  • University of Latvia annual award “Achievements in Science” for the best doctoral thesis of 2008 (6 February 2009)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for Doctoral Thesis “HCV Prototype Vaccine Based on Hepatitis B Core Virus-Like Particles” (2008)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for scientific work “Genetic Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus” (2002)

Co-author of several scientific publications.

Marija Urbo

Certified midwife

Field of specialisation

Certified midwife

Education

She has graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care. She has participated in the ERASMUS student exchange programme. Within the framework of ERASMUS programme, she studied and completed an internship at Kuopio University Hospital and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

She has completed a full course in chemistry at Riga Stradins University.
Her research work was published in the 2015 collection of scientific articles of Riga Stradins University.
In 2017, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Further training

She constantly updates her knowledge by attending scientific conferences.

Dana Saukuma

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2004, she graduated from Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy and Education Management, obtaining a bachelor of social sciences degree in psychology.

Information for patients

Extensive experience as an administrator and salon manager, as well as experience in a pre-school educational institution.

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