On 31 July in the newspaper “Zinātnes Vēstnesis” and on the website of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LZA) was published a new article written by the Director of the EDI, Senior Researcher and LZA Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Dr. sc. comp. M. Greitans, Ph.D., where he interviewed Dr Maksym Pogorielov, a researcher from Ukraine, which works now at the Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy in Latvia.

“It is thanks to these aspects that my ‘Ukrainian team’ has made a significant breakthrough in the last year and a half. We have successfully won three Horizon Europe projects, two Latvian-Ukrainian bilaterials projects, an M-ERA.NET project and even a postdoctoral position within the MSCA4Ukraine grant. This cluster of projects has allowed us to conduct high-level research, develop new biomaterials for medicine, disseminate our findings at international conferences and publish them in prestigious scientific journals.

In summary, my greatest achievement is to be able to do scientific research with my “Ukrainian team” while feeling a sense of comfort and belonging, like being at home.[…] We have been fortunate to collaborate with various groups from such reputable institutions as the University of Applied Sciences, including prof. Una Riekstiņa, prof. Donats Erts, Dr. Tatjana Tračevska, prof. Gundega Knipše and Dr. Aleksejs Ļihačovs. This collaboration provides access to their laboratory facilities and allows high quality research. We have also started cooperation with Riga Stradiņš University and the Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (EDI). We are delighted to have recently been awarded our first Horizon Europe project in partnership with EDI. We hope that this will make an important contribution to both institutions and open up completely new opportunities in the field of wearable electronics, where EDI has internationally recognised expertise,”

M. Pogorielov shares his insights.

Read full interview on the website of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (in Latvian only).