Conference on organic and medicinal chemistry dedicated to Professor Gustavs VANAGS’ 125 years anniversary

May 16-17, 2016 International conference on organic and medicinal chemistry dedicated to Professor Gustavs VANAGS’ 125 years anniversary, organized by Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis and the EC 7th Framework Program project „Strengthening the research and innovative capacities of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, the leading Baltic regional centre for drug discovery”, InnovaBalt,  will take place in Riga.

Venue: Albert Hotel, 33 Dzirnavu Street.

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Workshop on Intellectual Property rights „Knowledge2innovation” at Riga

Workshop on Intellectual Property rights „Knowledge2innovation”, organized within  7th EU FP project InnovaBalt, taking place on April 27 and 28, 2016 at hotel „Avalon”, 13 Janvara street 19, Riga.



Prof. I. Kavins (Innovabalt Cordinator), K. Capase Jastrzembska (Organizing Secretary), A.G. Collet (Lector, Member of the Internal Appeals Committee at European Patent Office), D. Loretto (Lector, Patent Attorney at Plougmann & Vingtoft)


Walter Cap prize

On September 4, 2015 academician Ivars Kalviņš was awarded with Walter Cap prize for outstanding inventions of medical chemistry and Latvian prestige in the world. Rolf E. Schütte, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Latvia and Minox representative Friedrich Oehlschläger took part in this event.


Prof. A.N. Kost medal

Academician Ivars Kalviņš participated conference “Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds. Modern view” dedicated to 100th anniversary of Professor A.N.Kost from August 31 to September 3, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was awarded with prof. A.N.Kost medal for the achievements of heterocyclic compounds chemistry.

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Drug Discovery Conference

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Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis and the 7th EU FP project InnovaBalt have organized Drug Discovery Conference, taking place August 27-29, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia, Riga, Latvia. The Drug Discovery ( conference covered topics starting from organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry to biological and pharmacological applications of novel ligands. Conference scientific program and discussions have been organized for chemists in organic and analytical chemistry and process development, as well as pharmacologists and biologists to present investigations of mechanistic aspects of developmental drugs. The conference started with opening of memorial plaque honouring talented science organizer and founder of the Institute, Professor Solomon Hiller (1915.-1975.) at IOS building (Aizkraukles street 21). Prof. Paul Finn (InhibOx CEO) was awarded with prof.S. Hiller medal  for contribution to the development of the IOS. There was a satellite seminar dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compound journal (

Foto: Dr.pharm. Edgars Liepiņš