Founded in 1975 as an independent research institution, now part of Vilnius University, the Institute of Biotechnology strives to maintain the high standards of excellence in scientific endeavour, research training and technological advance with its main focus in a broadly defined field of molecular biotechnology including nucleic acid and protein technologies, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, drug design, next generation epigenomic and gene editing technologies. The Institute provides an interface between advanced education, basic research and technological development for the economic and social benefit of Lithuania.
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Laboratory of Immunology and Cell Biology
The Laboratory of Immunology and Cell Biology consists of three research groups. main research topics are: antigenicity studies of recombinant viral proteins and development of monoclonal antibodies (Dr. A.Žvirblienė), regulation of gene expression by alternative splicing (Dr. A. Kanopka), molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis (Dr. P.Stakėnas).