Day ten on the Road to 2021 started in the beautiful old city of Riga, Latvia. Dating back to 1201 and noted for its Art Nouveau architecture and 19th Century wooden buildings, the historical city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former European Capital of Culture. Unfortunately, Phill and Mark got in more trouble with the law after stopping to photograph a monument. Which, it seems, you aren't supposed to do.
The team had an interview with MGI Latvia, and a tour of a new R&D and manufacturing facility opened in 2019 for its gene sequencing and multi-omics platforms. After leaving Riga, they stopped to conduct a Zoom interview with Northway Biotech, based in Lithuania, which was precisely where the road trip was heading, ending the day in its capital, Vilnius.