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Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Dr. med., Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Leading Researcher, RSU.

She has a strong background in Virology (herpesviruses, parvoviruses) and is currently studying the association between herpesviruses/parvoviruses and autoimmune diseases (Rheumatoid arthritis, ME/CFS) and human parvovirus B19, bocavirus and parvovirus 4 involvement in inflammatory neurological diseases using interdisciplinary approach. She has experience in the leadership of research projects and project platforms (leader of WP3 in FP7 Baltinfect project, participant in COST Action CA15111 European Network on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (EUROMENE).