Invitation to young scientists and doctoral students to participate in the online International Scientific Conference – Riga, 20-21.01.2022

The 12 European universities from the Alliance4Life consortium invite you to a scientific conference aimed at young scientists and doctoral students, which will take place on January 20-21, 2022. The virtual meeting in Riga will connect PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from leading research institutions in 11 European countries in interactive sessions, and innovation companies in the health sector and biotechnology will also participate.

REGISTRATION until 19/01/2022 (WEDNESDAY):

After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to the ZOOM meeting.

Program for the interactive sessions on 20/01/2022 (THURSDAY):

10:00-13:00 Inspiring shared success stories and good practices of medical professionals under the motto “Life after PhD”


Radan Spaventi, Prof., UZSM and Triadelta

Partners Ltd.,

Alison Campbell, OBE, Director, Knowledge Transfer Ireland & Past Chair AUTM,

Giedrius Gasiūnas, PhD, Co-founder and CSO at CasZyme & Senior researcher at Vilnius University

Peeter Padrik, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO of Antegenes & Oncologist,

Moderator: Ester Jarour (MU)

14:00-16:00 and 16:30-17:30 “Trigger event” (Workshop) on the issue of where is the place of technological transfer and the so-called “services of core facilities” in research and development, with the participation of leading private companies in the field of natural sciences and medicine


Diana Ratkevica, PhD, Head of Research and Development, JSC Grindeks,

Andis Slaitas, PhD, CEO, Latvia MGI Tech,

Stephan Goldenbaum, MSc, CEO, Solis BioDyne,

Imants Zudans, PhD, CEO, MolPort LLC,

Thomas Evangelidis, PhD, CEO&CSO, AIffinity,

Raimonds Terentjevs, PhD, Member of the Board, JSC Olainfarm,

Vitalijs Skrivelis, PhD, Owner, PharmIdea LLC,

Ales Sima, PhD, Head of Business Development, oncomed manufacturing a.s.,

Ion Mocanu, PhD, CEO, CardioMedive,

The program for the interactive sessions on 21/01/2022 (FRIDAY):

10:00-11:15 Workshop on the current trends and invisible pitfalls in communicating the achieved results, after the successful completion of the research projects in order to improve the quality of the presentation

11:45-13:00 Discussion panel “EC possibilities for grant funding for young researchers, incl. preparation of project proposals in the context of the new program period of the Erasmus+ Program 2021-2027”


Jakub Zeman (MU) on MSCA,

Raimonda Markevičienė (VU) on ERASMUS+,

The organizers of the event are the 12 partners from Alliance4Life:

1. Masaryk University (MU) – CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology), Czech Republic

2. St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC – International Clinical Research Center), Czech Republic

3. Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (BMC SAS), Slovakia

4. Medical University of Łodz (MUL), Poland

5. University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM), Croatia

6. University of Tartu (TU), Estonia

7. Vilnius University – Faculty of Medicine (VU), Lithuania

8. Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS), Latvia

9. University of Ljubljana (UL), Slovenia

10.Semmelweis University (SU), Hungary

11. Medical University Sofia (MUS), Bulgaria

12. Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMFCD), Romania