Dr Andrejs Ivanovs
MD MSc PhD MRCP (UK)
Dr Andrejs Ivanovs graduated with distinction from Rīga Stradiņš University in 2008. The same year, he was awarded a competitive Medical Research Council (UK) PhD studentship to undertake research into haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Dr Ivanovs studied the development of human HSCs and for the first time described the spatio-temporal distribution of HSCs in the early human embryo. His research interests also include heterogeneity of HSCs and xenotransplantation models. In 2012, Dr Ivanovs was awarded a Medical Research Council (UK) Centenary Early Career Award to fund his postdoctoral research to identify the immunophenotype of the earliest human HSCs. At the same time, Dr Ivanovs continued his clinical training. He did his training in Internal Medicine in Edinburgh and earned the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK in 2016. At the moment, Dr Ivanovs is a Haematology Specialty Registrar at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow.