Work: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (LS IWC)
27 Dzerbenes st., LV - 1006 Riga, LATVIA
Tel. +371 67 545137 ; Fax +371 67550635
2008 Ph.D. theses “Wood Brown-Rot: Basidiomycetes and their Destructive Action on Lignocellulose”, Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
1994 -1996 MSc degree in biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
1989-1994 Diploma in microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
2010-present ERAF project “Innovative wood and its processing materials with upgraded service properties” (No. 057).
2009-present ESF project “Importance of Genetic Factors in Formation of Forest Stands with High Adaptability and Qualitative Wood Properties” (No. 146)
2008-2011 EC 7th FP project WOOD-NET (Nr. 203459); Thematic Priority “Biological wood damage of culture heritage sites: organisms, biodeterioration, prevention”
2003-2006 EC 6th FP project WOODPRO (QLAM-2001-00360); Work Package “Biodegradation of lignocellulose by wood-rotting fungi”
2005 PHARE Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2002 (ES 2002/000-636); Project “Mycological risk factors in environment”
2001-present Researcher, LS IWC
1996-present Head of the Mycological Unit at the Laboratory of Wood Protection and Biodegradation
2010 Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2004 – 2006 St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia.
2004 – 2006 Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products (BFH), Hamburg, Germany.
2001 Company “AS Mycoteam” Oslo, Norway.
2011 International Research Group on Wood Protection
2007- present Management Committee of the COST Action IE0601 (WoodCultHer)
2004- present European Mycological Association, Council Delegate from Latvia
2002- present Latvian Microbiology Society
2002- present Latvian Mycological Society
1999- present International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society
Hobbies: Travelling; mountain skiing; nature; skating