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PAULA DUQUE

We want to present you the fifth speaker of „The COINS 2018” conference – Paula Duque – who is the Group Leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) which is located in Oeiras, Portugal. Her major line of work is addressing the biological relevance of alternative splicing in plant systems.

A Nobel Prize laureate in Vilnius University students’ conference

„Try to find out what interests you the most, if that challenge can truly take over your mind. If so, then try finding the best laboratory to solve your problem“ – an advice given to young scientists by professor Erwin Neher, a famous German biophysicist. In 1991 he was awarded with a Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with professor Bert Sakmann for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells.

URTĖ NENIŠKYTĖ

We want to present you the second speaker of „The COINS 2018“ conference – Urtė Neniškytė – who currently works as Marie Sklodowska Curie Experienced Researcher at the Department of Neurobiology and Biophysics of Life Science Center at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

ERWIN NEHER

We want to proudly present you the first speaker of „The COINS 2018” conference – Nobel prize laureate Erwin Neher, who earned this award together with Bert Sakmann in 1991 “for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells”. 

 

JUSTAS DAPKŪNAS

We would like to present the 10th speaker of The Coins 2017 – Justas Dapkūnas.

Dr. Justas Dapkūnas is a researcher at the Department of Bioinformatics of Vilnius University Institute of Biotechnology. He works on the analysis of protein structure, its surface properties and interactions.

 

ARAS MATTIS

Aras Mattis was born in Los Angeles and grew up with among the Lithuanian-American community in California. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and his Medical and PhD degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with doctoral mentor Richard Gumport. Aras went on to complete residency at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as a Pathologist with specialization in liver and gastro-intestinal pathology.

PETRI-JAAN LAHTVEE

Dr Petri-Jaan Lahtvee is a senior scientist and group leader at centre for synthetic biology at the University of Tartu Institute of Technology (TUIT). Dr. Lahtvee received his PhD in 2012 from Tallinn University of Technology and continued as a postdoctoral researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. In the group of synthetic and systems biology, he applied multi-layer omics analysis and computational modelling to understand stress regulation mechanisms in yeast with the aim to create more robust cell factories.

MEITAL RECHES

Meital Reches is faculty member of the Institute of Chemistry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her Ph.D. (with distinction) in 2007 from the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University. In 2007-2010, she was an EMBO and a HFSP postdoctoral research fellow at the Chemistry Department, Harvard University. Meital Reches joined the Institute of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a faculty member in October 2010.

IRINA BORODINA

Dr. Irina Borodina is Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Her research focuses on advancing the methodologies for metabolic engineering of cell factories for sustainable production of bulk and high-value chemicals.  Dr. Borodina received Chemical Engineering degree from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania in 2001 and her PhD degree in Biotechnology from DTU with Prof. Jens Nielsen as advisor.

DANNY PORATH

Danny Porath is the Etta and Paul Schankerman Professor in molecular biomedicine at the Hebrew University. He got his B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics and Electronics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics at Hebrew University. He did his Postdoctoral work with Quantum Transport group at Delft University of Technology.

SKIRMANTAS KRIAUČIONIS

Skirmantas Kriaučionis is an Associate Professor in University of Oxford, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. After graduating from Vytautas Magnus University he got Darwin Trust Scholarship for doctoral studies in the University of Edinburgh. Post-doctoral work he did in Rockefeller University in New York. Since 2010 he has established a group in Oxford, where his work aims do understand the function of DNA modification in genomes of normal and cancer cells.

SONATA JARMALAITĖ

Sonata Jarmalaitė is a Professor at the Life Sciences Centre of Vilnius University and a Deputy Director for Research and Education of Lithuanian National Cancer Institute. Her Master’s and PhD theses were defended at Vilnius University, while post-doctoral work was carried out at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland. Currently she leads the Epigenetics group of a Division of Human Genome Research Centre, Institute of Biosciences, Vilnius University.

JANIS LIEPINS

Janis Liepins is researcher in the institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Latvia. He has defended his thesis in 2015, in University of Latvia. Currently he is leading research group that focuses on the fundamental aspects of yeast nutritional physiology. The group aims to clarify mechanisms, which are involved in formation of starvation specific phenotype in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.