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We invite you to join FENS Regional meeting 2021 jointly organized by the Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA) under the auspices and with support from the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and also with support from the International Brain Research Organization Pan-Europe Regional Committee (IBRO PERC). The FRM 2021 original city venue was Krakow, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee decided to hold the event on-line to ensure all attendees may meet safely.

The virtual conference will take place August 25-27. 

The deadline for abstract submission is May 10th. 

Registratioin for LNA and FENS members is free of charge!                                   

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Maj Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences ( is looking for Post-Docs and Researchers for a research stay. The list of PIs looking for Post-Docs is here ( 

There are currently two grant calls open, one supporting research stay of 6-24 months ( and another funding for 2 years post-docs with additional research funding (

The Institute is a nice place for someone who has an interest in neuropsychopharmacology. Should anyone be interested in learning more about the possibility, Dr. Jan Rodriguez Parkitna will be very happy to answer e-mails/calls/Zoom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).





Brain States Research

Project leader - Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics, Research Professor  Dr. Inga Griškova-Bulanova

2019-2021 Research project “Brain-Computer Music Interfacing for Embodied Musical Interaction”; Parties: Latvia, Taiwan (Project Leader I.Griškova-Bulanova; Project researchers A.Voicikas, E.Pipinis, P.Tarailis)

2019-2023 COST action “The neural architecture of consciousness” (Project Leader I.Griškova-Bulanova; Project researchers E.Pipinis, P.Tarailis, A. Grabauskaitė)

2018 - 2022 PhD project “Effect of the problematic internet usage on brain activity: an EEG study” (Project Leader I.Griškova-Bulanova; Project participant D. Šimkutė)

2018-2022 COST action “European network for problematic internet usage” (Project Leader I.Griškova-Bulanova; Project researchers D. Šimkutė, P.Tarailis)


Research of Sex Steroid Effects

Project leader - Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics, Associate Professor Dr. Ramunė Grikšienė

Project The processing of highly salient and biologically relevant emotional stimuli: gender differences and relationship to sex steroids” implemented in collaboration with colleagues from Tübingen (Germany) and Tartu (Estonia) Universities (Participants I.Zelionkaitė, R.Gaižauskaitė). 

Projects duration: 2020 06 01 - 2020 11 

More information about the project:


Molecular signalling pathways for synaptic pruning in developing brain

 Project leader - Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics Dr., Associate Professor, Research Fellow Urtė Neniškytė

SINGLY: Glycobiology of synaptic pruning in developing brain, Vilnius University Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019–2023 (Dr. Avinash Parimisetty, PhD).

SINGLY: Glycobiology of synaptic pruning in developing brain, Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship, 2020–2022 (Dr. Avinash Parimisetty, PhD).

Molecular profiling of synaptic sub-populations during brain circuit refinement, UAB „Realinija“, 2018–2021.

The role of maternal metabolic status for the neurodevelopment of the offspring: early behavioral changes determination by evaluating ultrasonic vocalizations, Vilnius University Science Promotion Fund, 2020.


Project leader, participant - Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics PhD student Ugnė Kuliešiūtė

IBRO-PERC InEUROPE Short Stay Grant, 20202021 

GLIOGLY: The investigation of the glycobiology of dissected glioblastoma human brain tissue, Baltic-German University Liaison Office, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2020 


 Project leader - Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics Professor Aidas AlaburdaDr., Associate Professor, Research Fellow Urtė Neniškytė

LIPSYNING: Lipid scrambling as a signal for synaptic pruning, Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship, 2016–2021.

Electrophysiological profiles of mouse hippocampal pyramidal neurons during postnatal development, projects No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-15-0028 and 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-16-0235, financed from Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investments’ 9th priority axis “Educating the society and strengthening the potential of human resources” 09.3. 3-LMT-K-712 objective “Strengthen the skills and capacities of public sector researchers for engaging in high level R&D activities”, 20192020 (Participant Kornelija Vitkutė, MSc.).


Investigation of electrical signalling and responses in plant cells

Principal investigartor - Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics, Assoc. Prof. dr. Vilma Kisnierienė

2018-2021 m. DAINA joint Lithuanian-Polish project “Long-distance electrical signaling systems in plants – adaptation to the change from water to terrestrial environment” (S-LL-18-1) is being carried out.  International project partners - scientific group from Lublin Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Department of Biology and Biotechnology (Poland; principal investigator prof. Kazimierz Trebacz) (Researchers: dr. Indrė lapeikaitė, PhD student Vilmantas Pupkis). 


Investigation of visual system mechanisms

Participant -  Life Sciences Centre, Department of neurobiology and biophysics, Head of the DepartmentDr. (HP), Professor Osvaldas Rukšėnas 

2018 - 2019  The project  "Alliance4LIFE" (No.779303) of European Union programme "Horizontas 2020". 



Stepping into the Future: a Multi-disciplinary Approuch to Brain-Machine Interaction

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Vaizdo rezultatas pagal užklausą „sveikatos diena vu“

On the 5th of April, Life Sciences Center (LSC) together with other faculties of Vilnius University is celebrating the World Health Day.

As every year, everyone is invited to take part in healthy, interesting and free of charge events: workouts, lectures, health labs and many more!

Please come, explore and learn more about your own body and health!


12:00 – 16:00 Health laboratory. LSC, the main entrance hall

  • Measure your body mass composition
  • Receive recommendations on eating and disease prevention
  • Measure your physical stamina, balance and muscle strength.
  • Try to pass a lie detector!
  • Assess your ability to smell
  • Meet the kinesitherapist
  • Explore specimens of microorganisms found on the human body

12:00 Nordic Walking at Sauletekis forest. Meeting point: in front of the entrance of LSC.  

17:00 Pilates lesson. VU Health and Sport Center, Sauletekio av. 2.

17:30 Marathon training. VU stadium, Sauletekio al. 26

18:00 Swing dancing. VU Health and Sport Center, Sauletekio av. 2.



"Neuropsychoanalytic theory and practice: beyond the integration of emotions and cognitive functions".

Feb 9th 2018 at 1pm. Room C547.

The seminar is open to public.



We are inviting to participate in the 9th international conference of Lithuania Neuroscience Association: Neurodiversity: from theory to clinics.

This year the conference is held in Kaunas, Lithuania, on the 1st of December, 2017.

 More information can be found here.


Contratulations to dr. Urtė Neniškytė for receiving the 2017 Baltics Regional L'Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship!

Please see a video about her here.


A call for a postdoc position is offered in the lab of the Neuromuscular Plasticity at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw (Poland).

We are seeking an enthusiastic young scientist, who would like to come to Warsaw for 3 years and participate in the realization of our project titled: “Spinal cord repair from endogenous stem cells in the spinal niche (NEURONICHE)” sponsored by the EU program ERA-NET CoFund under Horizon 2020 (

This is a consortium project that is comprised of colleagues from the UK, Germany, Belgium, France and Poland, among them basic neuroscientists and neurosurgeons. The group from Poland propose to use the intra-spinal grafting of the serotonergic neurons of embryonic origin that is known to enhance locomotor recovery (Sławińska et al., 2000, 2013, 2014) to investigate whether this strategy can also promote host neurogenesis as was described for descending serotonergic neurons in zebrafish by British group (Barreiro-Iglesias et al., 2015). We will also use our model to investigate which factors investigated by other groups in the European consortium can be useful to enhance grafted 5- HT neuron survival and growth of their axons in the spinal cord of paraplegic rats.

In order to move forward from the use of fetal tissue for intra-spinal grafting that has been successful in the past, our ambition is to derive 5- HT neurons in vitro from stem cells. For this purpose we are establishing a new unit for tissue culture equipped with new state-of-the-art equipment. The next important step will be to investigate whether these serotonergic neurons generated in vitro from stem cells are able to enhance recovery of hind limb locomotor movements in paraplegic rats as demonstrated with fetal raphe tissue. This important proof of concept will require us to develop in our lab a new experimental setup and method for neuronal culture in order to use stem cells as the source of 5-HT neurons for grafting.

More details are described here. The deadline for application is 18th of June.