Competition for Scholarships for Scientific or Artistic Achievements


Studentė groja, muzika

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) announces a competition for scholarships for the scientific or artistic achievements of VMU students, which aims to encourage students to pursue scientific or artistic activities at the University.

One-off scholarships for scientific or artistic achievements in the amount of EUR 500 (five hundred euros) are awarded to the most productive and/or the students with the highest and most significant achievements (as measured by scientific (artistic) production points) in the relevant group of study fields.

The scholarship is open to candidates who have at least one scientific publication, a conference presentation, or a public presentation of their work. The scholarships are awarded based on an assessment of the scientific or artistic achievements of the previous calendar year (in the period from 1 January to 31 December) in the following relevant groups of study fields:

  • Humanities;
  • Arts;
  • Engineering Sciences and Technological Sciences;
  • Social Sciences, Law, Business and Public Management;
  • Educational Sciences;
  • Mathematical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences;
  • Agricultural Sciences.

Scholarships for scientific or artistic achievements shall be awarded separately according to the relevant groups of study fields:

  • jointly for full-time and part-time first cycle students and for first- to fourth-year students of integrated studies;
  • jointly for full-time and part-time second cycle students, students of vocational studies, and fifth-year students of integrated studies.

Students who are willing to apply for a scholarship for scientific or artistic achievements up to this year, students must submit data on their scientific, artistic, and other activities on the VMU Student Portal until March 31 st under “Science” in accordance with the following procedure:

  • log in to the VMU Student self-service portal using your personal login provided by the University, select Research in the menu box, and click on the Fill button when the column opens;
  • select the category of the scientific/artistic activity you want to pursue (publications and  patents; other research and organizational activity; other research and artistic activity; significant prizes and awards) and provide all the necessary information and press the Save button.

IMPORTANT: publications and patents must be registered in the University’s Science Management System VMU CRIS, and points for publications shall be awarded according to the classification of scientific and artistic output approved by VMU.

More information:

Description of the procedure for awarding scholarships for scientific or artistic achievements at Vytautas Magnus university

  • Student centre (Student Affairs department)
  • Address K. Donelaičio g. 52-108, LT-44244, Kaunas
  • Phone (8 37) 751 175
  • Email

Invitation to the conference “International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues”, May 23-26

Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) invite you to participate in the 19th International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues (CYSENI 2023). This year the conference will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from May 23 to 26, 2023.
The core value of the conference:

International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues is an annual event aimed at young researchers and professionals from Europe and worldwide working in the fields of Energy, Physical and Environmental sciences. CYSENI seeks to provide a free and well-established platform to undergraduate, MSc, Ph.D. students, postdoc, entrant engineers and other young scientists to present their latest research, develop their skills, make new contacts and forge durable scientific relationships.


This year, to attain these goals, LEI has has partnered with LAMMC – other top-tier Lithuanian science institution. This partnership is built on years of previous cooperation on identified synergies of their research fields, and is reflected in an expanded list of Topics for the Conference this year.


To stay up-to-date on the Conference news – check the Conference website and Facebook for updates frequently.

Participation in the conference is free of charge!
Conference topics:

Energy Sciences

⦿ Renewable energy sources
⦿ Bioenergy, Biomass and biofuels
⦿ Energy efficiency, reliability and security
⦿ Smart energy systems
⦿ Energy economics and policy
⦿ Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies
⦿ Fusion energy, nuclear fission and radiation protection
⦿ Cross-cutting energy issues

Physical Sciences

⦿ Combustion and plasma processes
⦿ Thermal physics, fluid mechanics and metrology
⦿ Material sciences and technologies

Environmental Sciences

⦿ Innovative agriculture, horticulture, and forestry solutions
⦿ Sustainable Pest Management
⦿ Food sciences and technologies
⦿ Plant biology and physiology
⦿ Plant genetics and breeding
⦿ Global change and environmental footprint

We politely ask you to forward this email to any potential attendee in your environment.
Call for abstract:

For complete registration, an electronic version of the research abstract (should not exceed 2000 symbols in English) is to be submitted before March 12, 2023.

Participants will have to prepare an oral presentation or poster.

For more information on the conference, registration, deadlines, venue, programme and up-to-date information visit the conference website and follow us on Facebook.



The concept of the conference was changed, this year young researchers can participate in the conference in two ways:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation

You have to submit your abstracts in the registration form below!


All submitted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of 19th International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues (CYSENI 2023) ISSN 2783-6339.

Conference organizers:
Logos of the Organizers of the CYSENI 2023 Conference

Invitation to the 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023”,

Dear colleagues,  

It gives us immense pleasure to invite You to the 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023”, which will take place in Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 10–12 May, 2023. The annual conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY” is organized on occasion of the International Days of Health, Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety & Health.

The aim of the Conference is to discuss interrelated human safety & health and environment protection problems, present the results of the newest research and to create opportunities for scientists and young researchers to share the research results not only among researchers and students, but also between farmers, agricultural experts, representatives from forestry and other sectors. Also, to promote a safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Sections of the Conference:

  • Biosystem Engineering
  • Environment and Health
  • Ecology, sustainable forestry



  • until 17th February 2023registration
  • until 10th March 2023 – publication submission.


Scientific articles will be published in the selected papers of 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “ŽMOGAUS IR GAMTOS SAUGA 2023 / HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023”. Edition of the selected papers is indexed by Central & Eastern European Academic Source (EBSCO).



Chairperson of Organizing Committee – dr. Gediminas VASILIAUSKAS

Tel. +370 689 77015;



Conference administrator – Nijolė POŠKIENĖ

Tel. +370 37 752357;



Conference e-mail:

Conference website:


Conference events will be organized in-person.

We would appreciate if You share this information with everyone that might be interested in participation.

Looking forward meeting You in the 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023” at Vytautas Magnus University.

Invitation to the “VIII Baltic Genetics Congress”, which will be held on March 22-24

VIII Baltic Genetics Congress

Kaunas, Lithuania, March 22-24, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that the VIII Baltic Genetic Congress (BGC) will take place from March 22 – 24, 2023 at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

BGC will be an excellent opportunity for experienced and early-career researchers in all fields of genetics to present and to discuss their novel research.

Main topics:

  • Population and evolutionary genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics and developmental genetics
  • Bacterial-, yeast-, and viral genetics
  • Plant-, animal-, and human genetics

Abstract submission will be open on January 15.

Abstract deadline will be March 1, 2023.

Registration has already opened

Creative Repurposing of Educational Spaces

Creative Repurposing of Educational Spaces


Invitation to the conference „3rd Baltic Biophysics Conference“

Dear Colleagues
We would like to invite you to 3rd Baltic Biophysics conference, which will be held on October 6-7, 2022, in the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania.
The main purpose of this conference is to meet with scientists from the Baltic states, which work in biophysics or related fields. The main topics of the conference will be:
  • Biophotonics,
  • Photosynthesis,
  • Biomedical physics & engineering,
  • Neurobiophysics,
  • Nanomedicine & Theranostics,
  • Advanced microscopy & Bio-imaging,
  • Novel Nanomaterials in the life sciences,
  • Electric fields effects on the biological systems,
  • Lab on a Chip.
About our keynotes:
Rodolphe Fischmeister graduated from Supélec (France), then studied at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and Emory University (Atlanta, USA). He returned to INSERM (France), where he currently is its Director of Research as well as the head of the LabEx LERMIT, and deputy director and founder of the Laboratory of Signalling and Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. Professor’s interests are directed toward physiological and pathophysiological aspects of neuroendocrine regulation of heart function, cardiac membrane receptors, and their signaling cascades, and cellular control of cardiac ion channels.
Rodolphe Fischmeister’s prolific research has accumulated over 10’000 citations (with 26 papers cited >100 times), and his h-index is 59. Professor has trained dozens of post-graduate researchers was invited to several hundred scientific meetings and seminars all over the world, and has received a number of awards for his influential contributions.
Herbert van Amerongen studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and was a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University. Currently, he is a Professor of Biophysics at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Herbert van Amerongen is famous for his research on the light reactions of photosynthesis employing spectroscopic and microscopic methods.
Professor’s research has been highly impactful – his h-index is over 60 and his publications have been cited over 10’000 times. Especially well-known monograph Photosynthetic Excitons (World Scientific Co., Singapore, 2000), written together with Leonas Valkūnas and Rienk van Grondelle, has been cited over 1000 times.

Invitation to the conference „Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2022“

Dear Colleagues,

We kindly invite you to participate in the International Scientific Conference “Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2022” on the 14th of October 2022 at Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania. 

The conference brings together scientists interested in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering and technology, environmental engineering, biochemistry, and biotechnology. The goal of CCT-2022 is to present new research, achievements, techniques, and their applications. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to meet face to face and share scientific knowledge, gain new experiences, and establish relations for future collaboration. 

PhD students and young researchers are invited to take the opportunity to present their research results in an oral presentation format. Awards will be presented to speakers of the best oral presentations. 

For more information, please click here.

Please, feel free to disseminate this message to your colleagues.

We look forward to meeting You in Kaunas.

International Scientific Conference THE VITAL NATURE SIGN Dedicated to the Centennial of Lithuanian University

International Scientific Conference THE VITAL NATURE SIGN Dedicated to the Centennial of Lithuanian University


16th International Scientific Conference THE VITAL NATURE SIGN was organized on-line on May 12-13, 2022, by Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania), Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and Nordic Separation Science Society. The Conference is organized annually and provides an opportunity to present the most recent scientific results to colleagues and guests of the Conference for no conference fee. It is a nice opportunity to create new contacts and to find partners for the future collaboration projects. There is no need to think about poster printing – only e-posters (5 min flash-presentation) are presented during the conference. This tradition was started already 6 years ago and it is gladly supported by the scientific community, since it helps solving poster – related technical, environmental, logistics and many other problems.

This year Conference was devoted to the Centennial of Lithuanian University. On February 16, 1922, the University of Lithuania was established in Kaunas, from which three contemporary higher education institutions, nzmely Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Health University have grown up. Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania, which was the temporary capital of Lithuania in 1919–1939, was the city where first and the only Lithuanian higher education institution at that time was established. In 1922, after reorganizing the Higher Courses in Kaunas, the University of Lithuania was founded. In this occasion author of this article and Head of the Conference forwarded the greetings word from the Rector of Vytautas Magnus University, patron of the Conference Juozas Augutis, who pointed out the importance of the establishment of Lithuanian University for scientific development, social, cultural advancement of Lithuanian society and its role in education. Diversity of scientific directions at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Vytautas Magnus University was reviewed in the Faculty Dean’s Saulius Mickevičius greeting speech to the participants.

The distinguished feature of the Conference series The Vital Nature Sign from the beginning is its multi-disciplinarity, as it covers natural, life and technology sciences. Many interdisciplinary project results are reported in the Conference. Organizers notice, that often very involving, interesting discussions of such reports develop during the Conference. Organizers treat the Conference as an important education tool for students and early phase scientists as well, these are the main reasons why they do voluntary work organizing the Conference.

Many interesting presentations were reported in the Conference. Twenty-four oral presentations and forty-three flash presentations of the e-posters were presented during the conference. Academician E. Bartkienė and Prof. G. Juodeikienė research groups with foreign partners reported about emerging technologies, development of new products and assessment of their quality n food sciences. Ecotoxicity and genotoxicity assays based on the plants development and application was presented by prof. M. Zacchini and his research group from Rome CNR, Italy. Nickel toxicity was discussed by Dr. S. Terpilowska from Poland. Dr. E. Donati with coauthors from Italy presented interesting research results on edible wild plants. Dr. M. Ligor with coauthors from Prof. B. Buszewski research group at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland reported on methodological developments of determination of neonicotinoids in honey. Some more presentations om methodological developments and analysis of different matrices were reported by Prof. B. Buszewski’s research group. Application of highly ordered π-electron materials and contactless conductivity detection for analysis of bioactive compounds was presented by author of this article with the research group and colleagues from three research institutions from Japan lead by Prof. H. Ihara and Prof. M. Takafuji. Cold plasma treatment effect on morphometric and biochemical parameters of the plant was discussed by Dr. R. Žūkienė and her research group. Researchers from Laboratory of Molecular Neurooncology, Neuroscience Institute, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences presented results obtained on TSP-1 in glioma patients blood serum and tumor tissues. Scientists from Czech Republic with colleagues from Lithuania presented research on fluorescently labelled auxins and elucidation of their biological activity.

Variety of the Flash presentations induced active discussions, raised numerous questions, and attracted a lot of attention of the audience.

Concluding, the organizers noticed broad scope of the topics reported and discussed. Prof. M. Zacchini noticed usefulness of such interdisciplinary conference and opened possibilities for further cooperation. Prof. A. Vegvari from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, pointed out the growth of the conference in sense of the importance and relevance of the topics presented.

For the participants an opportunity to publish Conference proceedings in scientific journals  „Chemija“, „Lithuanian Journal of Physics“, „Biologija“, „Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry“ and „Environmental Research, Engineering and Management“ is provided.

The abstract book of the Conference and more information can be found at:


Academician Audrius Maruška,

Chairman of the Conference

International Congress “CoHappiness. Rewilding & Rethinking”

We kindly invite you to participate in the International Congress ,CoHappiness. Rewilding & Rethinking’, which will take place on 1-3 June this year in various locations in Kaunas:
1 June – VIU Botanical Garden (Ž. E. Žilibero g. 4),
2 June – Kaunas Water Supply Company (UAB Kauno vandenys”) (Marvelės g. 199A) and WHU Agriculture Academy (Building IV, Universiteto g. 8A)
3 June – Kaunas Fortress Park workshop (Kauno tvirtoves parko dirbtuves) (Lakūnų, pl. 63B),
Full program: https://wwwwdult/en/international-congress-cohappiness-rewilding-rethinking/



Baltic Summer University course: Methods in Molecular Genetics

This course is a comprehensive overview of key techniques in molecular biology mostly related to DNA analysis. The course covers the techniques of DNA/RNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR and restriction digestion; data analysis using computer software. Upon completion of this course, the trainee would be able to extract genomic DNA/RNA from animal cells, perform agarose gel electrophoresis to analyse the DNA profile; amplify specific fragments of DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique; perform restriction digestion experiments and visualise data obtained. School consists of lectures, practical exercises in laboratories, data analysis and case studies seminars.


  • basic genetics knowledge
  • DNA extraction
  • gel electrophoresis
  • polymerase chain reaction
  • restriction digestion
  • data visualisation and interpretation

More information about the course.

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