Professor Vija  KLUSA
see also V.KLUSHA)

Department of Pharmacology,
Faculty of Medicine
University of Latvia

1A, Sarlotes St.
Riga LV 1001

Phone: mob. +371  29276263
                    +371   67033888 (Department)
Fax: +371 67366306

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Born: September 5, 1940, Riga, Latvia


Brief Description of Main Research:

Present studies: Pharmacological and Neurochemical studies on novel neuroprotectants and cognition enhancers; search for their cellular targets and regenerative abilities.  

The early 90th : Immunopeptide thymopentin as a novel neuroregulatory peptide

The 80th: Peptide and protein fragments and their linear and cyclic analogues as neuroimmunomodulators

The 70th: peptides (angiotensin, bradykinin, thyroliberin), their structure-activity relationships

1974-1990: Supervisor of screening programmes on new drug studies at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (angiotensinamide, midantane, acetylcysteine, desaminooxytocin. pentagastrin, dihypramine, cerebrocrast etc.)

The 60th: Studies on new N-cholinergic compounds, myorelaxant Dioxonium.


Languages: Latvian, English, Russian


-  Peptide neurochemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden, 1992
Memory pharmacology, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovakian Academy of  Science, Prague, 1990
Stress pharmacology, Institute for Drug Research, Germany Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1984
-  Vasoactive peptide pharmacology, Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1978
Psychopharmacology, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis,1968


Honours :


Professional Activities and Memberships:

1)    Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS), and Latvian Council of Science (LCS):

2)    University of Latvia (LU):

3)    Other Scientific Organisations:

4)     Partipication in Organizing/Advisory Committees:

   5)   Editorial Boards:

Academic Courses    

Since 1978 -          Research Advisor for doctor's theses (15), mastership and bachelor theses (~ 50)


Publications:  more than 250; monographs 3; conference abstracts >500; patents 9; popular articles ~ 50; collections of papers 3.
Co-author (V.Klusa, M.Kule, E.Silins, J.Priedkalns, A.Silins, J.Stradins). Scientist's Code of Ethics, 1998,  Riga: Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvian    Council of  Sciences, 15 pp.

    Recent/Representative Publications (selected from 2000 - ):

Research Projects

    Projects (Head of Projects) financed by the Latvian Council of Science (LCS) , and University of Latvia (LU):

    International Projects:

    Other Projects:


The most important lectures/guest lectures:  

Other information:

Widow,  son Andris,   grand-children Linda and Karlis. Hobbies: music, literature.


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