Archives: Speakers

Ada Yonath

Ada Yonath focuses on the translation of the genetic code to proteins by ribosomes, on antibiotics paralyzing this biosynthetic process, on the global problems relating to antibiotic resistance, on the design novel antibiotics and on the origin of life. She graduated from Hebrew University (1964), earned her PhD from Weizmann Institute (1968) and completed postdoctoral …

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Kliment Olechnovič

Kliment Olechnovič received his Ph. D. in Computer Science from Vilnius University in 2017. Currently he is a researcher in Department of Bioinformatics in Vilnius University Life Sciences Center. His past and present research is focused on developing novel computational techniques for the analysis of 3D structures of proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes. The …

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Naomi Martin

Dr. Martin is a Lecturer in Biomedical and Medical Science in the School of Allied Health Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK., and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leicester, UK. Dr. Martin gained her undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Sheffield. She worked as a researcher at the world-renowned …

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Arūnas Stirkė

Arūnas Stirkė is a head of Bioelectrochemistry Laboratory, in the Department of Material Sciences and Electrical Engineering, in the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania. He is a co-author of 16 publications and 4 patents. He graduated the biology bachelor and master degrees at Vilnius University. In 2013, he defends the Doctoral degree …

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Inga Griskova-Bulanova

Dr. Inga Griskova-Bulanova received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Vilnius University in 2011, where her research was devoted to the physiological modulation of auditory steady-state responses (ASSRs). She was a fellow at the Centre of Nervous Disease of Rostock University, at the Cognitive Research Unit of University Hospital of Copenhagen and at the Functional Brain …

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Rapolas Žilionis

Rapolas Žilionis is a senior PhD student in Linas Mažutis lab at Vilnius University, which is also his alma mater for BSc and MSc degrees in biochemistry. His PhD experience included a 3 year visit to Allon Klein lab at Harvard Medical School, where he gained expertise in single cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq), from method …

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Tor Henrik Semb

Henrik Semb is professor of stem cell and developmental biology of the pancreas and Executive Director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center For Stem Cell Biology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research during the past 15+ years has been focused on elucidating basic mechanism in morphogenesis and …

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Christiane Jockwitz

Dr. rer. medic. Christiane Jockwitz obtained her M.Sc. in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Neuropsychology) from Maastricht University, the Netherlands in 2011. Afterwards, she did her PhD at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1), Research Center Jülich, Germany on “Structure-Function Relationships in Resting-State-Networks of older adults”. Currently, Dr. Jockwitz is Post-Doc working in the Connectivity …

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Jan H.J. Hoeijmakers

Jan H.J. Hoeijmakers is a professor of Molecular Genetics Institute of Genetics Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam The Netherlands. After finishing Molecular Biology in Radbound University Nijmenge in 1975 he began his Ph.D. in University of Amsterdam, where he worked with his PhD Thesis: ‘Trypanosomes: Kinetoplast DNA and Antigenic Variation’. Then he discovered unexpected DNA rearrangements …

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John O’Keefe

John O’Keefe FRS is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London and a Principal Research Fellow of the Wellcome Trust. In 2014, he was awarded both the Kavli Prize for Neuroscience and the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. He is interested in the role of the hippocampal formation in …

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