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 Biothermodynamics and Drug Design • Grants


VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K „Support to Research Activities of Scientists and Other Researcher“ (Global Grant). “Design of selective carbonic anhydrase, Hsp90, and Hsp70 inhibitors and investigation of their anticancer properties”. (€405 454), 2012 – 2015.

Grant No. LIG-09/2012 from the Research Council of Lithuania. (€171 021), 2012 – 2014.

Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013. Baltic Sea Health Region – Business acceleration support and training bridging innovative SMEs and health care organisations to strengthen BSR health economy, BSHR HealthPort. (€111 000), 2010 – 2013.

FP7-REGPOT-2009-1 MoBiLi. "Strengthening  and  sustaining  the  european perspectives  of  Molecular Biotechnology  in  Lithuania".  (€1 600 000,  Daumantas Matulis is responsible for WP2 ), 2009 12 - 2013 05.

COST TD0905. Epigenetics: Bench to Bedside. 2009-2013.

COST CM0804. Chemical Biology with natural products. 2009-2013.

Grant No. LIG-16/2010 from the Research Council of Lithuania. (€85 380),  2010 – 2011.

EEA-Norway Grant. "Anticancer drug design by structural biothermodynamics“ (€565 037), 2008-2010.

The Lithuanian Science and Studies Foundation grant. “Design of specific human carbonic anhydrase inhibitors”, (€362 000), 2005-2009.

European Union FP6 Marie Curie international reintegration grant. “Drug design by structural thermodynamics”, (€80 000), 2004-2006.