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.


Department of Immunology and Cell Biology


Head of the Department
Dr. Aurelija Zvirbliene

Tel. +370 5 2602117 
Fax. +370 5 2602116

Dr. Arvydas Kanopka, senior scientist
Dr. Milda Plečkaitytė, senior scientist
Dr. Petras Stakėnas, scientist
Dr. Indrė Kučinskaitė-Kodzė, scientist
Eglė Jakubauskienė, junior scientist
Rita Lasickienė, junior scientist
Daiva Bakonytė, researcher biologist
Inga Pečiulienė, researcher biologist
Aušra Vaitiekaitė, researcher biologist
Liodzė Diglienė, laboratory assistant

PhD Students:
Indrė Dalgėdienė
Dovilė Dekaminavičiūtė
Vaida Simanavičienė
Laurynas Vilys
Milda Zilnytė
Vilija Rubinaitė


Asta Lučiūnaitė, Martynas Simanavičius, Pijus Andrejauskas, Daina Pamedytytė, Aistė Imbrasaitė, Ugnė Kuliešiūtė, Paulius Matulis, Jovita Tamulytė