Vita Scientia

Saulėtekio al. 7
Vilnius, Lithuania
3 January, 2020


Vilnius, Lithuania

Date & Time

9AM - 5PM, 3 January


Up to 12 Researchers


Up to 250 Participants

Welcome to the world of life science

Vita Scientia has been initially created as a way to share biological insights among scientists of different European Countries. Since 2013 the conference has grown into an event that brings together international and interdisciplinary audiences with the common passion for life sciences.

Speaker list

The list of confirmed speakers

KEYNOTE: Exploring the diversity of prokaryotic immune systems

dr. Daan C. Swarts

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Expanding Diversity and Molecular Biology of RNA Viruses

Ingrida Olendraite

Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Biochemical and Structural Studies of the Metallo-β-lactamase Superfamily Enzymes

Aistė Skorupskaitė (1), Christopher J. Schofield (1)

(1) Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Development of FBLD techniques for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: tau as a test case

Darius Vagrys (1,2), Ben Davis (2), Roderick E. Hubbard (1,2)

(1) University of York, York, United Kingdom (2) Vernalis RnD Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom

KEYNOTE: Super-Resolution Microscopy for Neuroscience: New Developments and Applications

prof. U. Valentin Nägerl

Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux / CNRS, France

Synergistic interaction of HDACi and PLK1i in Group 3 MYC amplified medulloblastoma

Gintvile Valinciute (1,3,8), Jonas Ecker (1-3), Thomas Hielscher (4), Christin Schmidt (5), Marc Remke (6), Gianluca Sigismondo (7), Jeroen Krijgsveld (7), Stefan M. Pfister (1,2,5), Olaf Witt (1-3), Till Milde (1-3)

(1) Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ), Heidelberg, (2) KiTZ Clinical Trial Unit (ZIPO), Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, (3) Clinical Cooperation Unit Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), Heidelberg, (4) Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, (5) Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), Heidelberg, (6) Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Clinical Immunology, Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), Düsseldorf University Hospital, Düsseldorf, (7) Division of Proteomics of Stem Cells and Cancer, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, (8) Faculty of Biosciences, Heidelberg University

Imaging biomolecules with super-resolution microscopy

Grazvydas Lukinavicius

Chromatin labelling and imaging research group, Department of NanoBiophotonics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

The Role of Antihypertensive Drug Nifedipine in Metabolic Pathways of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Chondrocytes

Ilona Uzieliene (1), Eiva Bernotiene (1), Greta Rakauskiene (1), Jaroslav Denkovskij (1), Edvardas Bagdonas (1), Zygmunt Mackiewicz (1), Narunas Porvaneckas (2), Giedrius Kvederas (2), Ali Mobasheri (1,3,4,5)

(1) Department of Regenerative Medicine, State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania, (2) Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, (3) Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, (4) Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 5 (5) Sheik Salem Bin Mahfouz Scientific Chair for Treatment of Osteoarthritis With Stem Cells, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

KEYNOTE: Gene drives for genetic control of the malaria mosquito

dr. Andrew Hammond

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Does the Golgi complex serve as a general platform for the DNA damage response pathways?

Karolina Kuodyte (1,2), George Galea (1), Rainer Pepperkok (1)

(1) European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany (2) Heidelberg University, Germany

Intracellular Doxorubicin Kinetics in Lymphoma Cells and Lymphocytes Infiltrating the Tumor Area in vivo

Sima Garberytė1,2, Margarita Žvirblė1, Agata Mlynska, Ph.D.1, Nijolė Matusevičienė1, Božena Pavliukevičienė3

(1) National Cancer Institute, Vilnius (2) State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Vilnius (3) Vilnius University Life Sciences Center, Vilnius

Validating a novel optofluidic platform for overhauling industrial cell line development

Linas Tamosaitis, Phillip Elms, Fay Saunders, Mark Smales

University of Kent, UK Berkeley Lights, USA Fujifilm Diosynth, UK University of Kent, UK

Conference program

Our Sponsors

We are kindly sponsored by the Lithuanian biotechnology ecosystem.

Conference pricing

As usual, we provide a free and paid options for attending the conference. You can pay at the entrance during registration.


  • Conference access
  • Electronic abstract book



  • Conference access
  • Electronic abstract book
  • Printed Materials
  • Participation Certificate
  • Lunch


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