The mission of LIOS is incorporated in the LIOS development strategy 2016-2020 stating that LIOS aims to successfully merge achievements of innovative academic research in organic chemistry and pharmacology with competence in applied research of medicinal chemistry, thus, contributing to the development of science in Latvia and quality of life of society.
According to Statutes, the aim of LIOS is to conduct scientific activity in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, biology and other natural sciences in accordance to State defined politics of development of science and technology.
LIOS has defined two strategic tasks:
- to become an European-level research centre of excellence in organic and medicinal chemistry,
- to provide a full cycle of research necessary for drug discovery and development.