The 11th Conference of the Lithuanian Neuroscience association

"Behavioural medicine and neuroplasticity"


November 29, 2019


 Conference abstract book 




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)



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

2018 - 2019  Europos Sąjungos "Horizontas 2020" programos projektas "Alliance4LIFE" (Nr.779303)



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 (http://en.nencki.gov.pl/job/laboratory-of-neuromuscular-plasticity-is-currently-seeking-a-post-doc-in-biology).

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.



"The puzzle of auditory decoding of human speech". April 7th, 2017 at 1pm. Room C547.

 Dr. Cecile Pacoret (Auditory Language Group, University of Geneva) is a neuroscientist in a field of speech processing and dyslexia. More information about the scientist could be found here.

The seminar is open to public.