Maris Laan becomes first female scientist to be awarded Baltic Academies of Sciences medal

The Academies of Sciences of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have recognised Maris Laan, a professor of human genetics at the University of Tartu, for her research into reproductive medicine and genetics with a Baltic Academies of Sciences medal. Laan is the first female scientist to receive the medal, which has been awarded since 1999.

Professor Laan was awarded the medal for the results of her research into medical and reproductive genetics and for fostering close cooperation with reproductive medicine researchers from Latvia and Lithuania. Laan was also awarded a letter of recognition for her international research by Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

Professor Laan leads the research group on human genetics at the Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine of the University of Tartu. The group studies medical genetics and genomics, reproductive biomedicine and the development of genetic applications in medicine.

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Maris Laan
Professor of Human Genetics, University of Tartu
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