Institute of Microbiology and Virology

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    Rātsupītes iela, 5

    LV-1067 Rīga


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Institute of Microbiology and Virology is a scientific institute that independently carries out scientific, pedagogical and consulting activities in the fields of medical microbiology, virology, molecular biology, clinical immunology, immunogenetics, autoimmune diseases and biotechnology within the framework of RSU. Conducting research on viral transmission, mechanisms of action, infectious or associated diseases and their pathogenesis, identifying biomarkers used in diagnostics and monitoring the effectiveness of treatment and possible prevention approaches, as well as carrying out research work in the field of biotechnology in accordance with current research issues and needs.

The Institute implements national and international scientific grants, programs, research projects and clinical trials, and provides services to public and private contractors.

MVI is a member of international organizations and associations such as Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), European Society for Virology, International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS/ME) and American Society for Microbiology  (ASM).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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