Paul Pumpens, Dr. habil. biol., graduated from the Chemical Department of the University of Latvia in 1970 and earned his PhD in molecular biology from the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga and DSc from the Institute of Molecular Biology of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR. Dr. Pumpens started his research career as a research fellow at the Institute of Organic Synthesis, where he conducted research from 1973 to 1989. He served as head of the Laboratory of Protein Engineering at the Institute of Organic Synthesis (1989–1990), as head of the Department of Protein Engineering at the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (since 1993, the Biomedical Research and Study Centre) in Riga (1990–2002), and as scientific director of the Biomedical Research and Study Centre (2002–2014). He served as a professor of the Biological Department of the University of Latvia from 1999 until 2013.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Microbiology; Virology; Nanotechnology; Virus-like Particles
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