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Assoc. Prof. Una Riekstina, has a long-standing experience in mesenchymal stem cell biology and their interaction with biomaterials. She obtained PhD in Medical Sciences from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004, she joined Pharmacy study program at Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia as assistant professor and currently she holds a position of associate professor in pharmaceutical pharmacology. 2010 she received a prestigious L’OREAL award for Women in Science in Latvia. Her research is focused on mesenchymal stem cell application as a nanoparticle carrier for development of targeted therapeutics. Another line of research focuses on biosensor development for early cancer diagnostics.