Aija Linē#

Aija Linē
Membership Number:3329
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:LATVIA

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2003 Head of group of Molecular genetics of cancer; Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
  • 2005-2008 Researcher; University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology
  • 2004-2005 Associated professor; Dept. of Biology and Medical Genetics, Riga Stradins University
  • 1993-2004 Research fellow; Biomedical Research and Study Centre, University of Latvia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Identification and characterisation of tumour antigens
  • Role of humoral response in antitumour immunity
  • Evaluation of autoantibodies as biomarkers for response to therapy and early detection of cancer
  • Aberrant pre-mRNA splicing in cancer – frequency and immunogenicity
  • Role of miRNAs in the cellular response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy and inter-cellular communication
  • Identification of mRNA and miRNA signatures for cancer diagnosis
  • Targeting zinc enzymes in cancer stem cells

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2009 Corresponding member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 L’OREAL, UNESCO and LZA Fellowship for Women in Science (Latvia) award
  • 2004/2005 University of Latvia, K. Morberg’s Fellowship award
  • 2003 Fellowship from the Royal Society (UK)
  • 2002 Latvian Academy of Sciences and Grindeks Ltd Award for Young Researchers
  • 1997 Latvian Academy of Sciences, Award for Young Scientists

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