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Director of the International Institute for Indian Studies and the Professor of Medicine at the University of Latvia

He is currently leading the Sanskrit Web Interpretative Dictionary project on Ayurveda and Yoga funded by the University of Latvia.

At the same time he heads the internal clinic of the Pauls Stradiņš University Hospital in Riga. From 2006 to 2009 he was the head of the Research Consortium on Serious Diseases Affecting the Quality and Life Expectancy of the Latvian Population, and from 2009 to 2018 he was the head of the National Biomedicine and Public Health Research Program in Latvia. From 1999 to 2008 he was the President of the Latvian Association for Endocrinology, from 2004 to 2006 he was the President of the Baltic Society for Atherosclerosis and from 2006 to 2009 he was one of the founders and board members of the European Society for Endocrinology. He is the full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Pirags graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy in 1990 and received the title of Dr. Magna cum Laude in 1995 at the Ruhr University in Bochum in Germany, where he was interested in the molecular pathogenesis and genetics of multifactorial diseases. After returning to Latvia in 1996, he continued his work on the effects of hyperglycemia on cellular signaling pathways and the genetics of type 2 diabetes. In 1996 he received the Karel Oberdiss Prize for the author's best first publication and in 2003 the Distinguished Research Award from the Kuwait Foundation for Science Development (KFAS). Recently he also worked on the epidemiology of diabetes in Latvia and the creation of the Latvian genome database. In 2012 he received the Pauls Stradinsche Prize of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

DR. Pirags is the author or co-author of more than two hundred of the original scientific articles, chapters and abstracts in Latvian and international journals. He works as the reviewer or editor of several international medical journals. Since 2003 he has organized several postgraduate courses in clinical endocrinology for the European Federation of Endocrine Societies (EFES) and the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) across Europe.

Professor Pirags was an independent expert for the evaluation of projects of the sixth and seventh framework programs (FP6 a FP7) at the European Commission, as the member of the working group for the research of stored human biological materials in the steering committee for bioethics (CDBI-CO-GT2biomat) served on the European Council, as the member of the Genome Research Manager Forum of the European Commission and as the member of the Executive Committee of ScanBalt BioRegion. From 2006 to 2009 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology and a member of the Council of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

He has established one of the leading clinical research centers in Central and Eastern Europe and has served on the international steering committees of several large multicenter clinical trials on diabetes including PROactive, DREAM, ORIGIN, DIRECT, TIDE, TECOS, REWIND and EXSCEL and others. His current interests focus on designing pharmacogenetic studies that focus on the personalized treatment of multifactorial diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes. He participated in the conference "The Global Challenge - Towards a Global Initiative on the Genetic-Ecological Interactions of Diabetes and Obesity in Specific Population Groups" organized by DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission in Brussels. He was an invited expert at the meetings of the WHO working group to evaluate the documents on the practical application of Ayurveda, Traditional Medicine Unani and Panchakarma in Jaipur in September 2018 and Jamnagar in November 2019.