About IOS

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) is a state research institute specializing in organic chemistry, pharmaceutical research, molecular biology, and bioorganic chemistry.

LIOS is the leading drug discovery and development centre in the Baltics. We have more than 65 years of experience in drug design and technology development. IOS delivered 18 original and more than 100 generic medicines to our industrial partners.

LIOS addresses global challenges of human well-being and health.
LIOS is among European leaders in chemical and biomedical sciences. Personalities, ideas and innovations are born and developed here.
Excellent research contributing to the achievement of human health objectives
Creation of an internationally recognized scientific ecosystem and development of a new generation of scientists in Latvia
Knowledge and technology transfer based on science-intensive collaboration for the development of local and international (chemical and biomedical) industries
Scientific excellence
The most desired employer
A cooperation nexus
International performance
Historical continuity


  • teams of experienced organic chemists capable to solve challenging synthetic tasks
  • strong analytical chemistry support and experience in the application of advanced structure assignment methods (multidimensional NMR, X-ray analysis etc.)
  • wide range of established in vivoex vivo and in vitro pharmacology assays
  • efficient teamwork with pharmacologists, molecular modelling professionals and other experts for a higher success rate