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The first competition of life sciences programming, BioHackathon, in Lithuania was held at Vilnius University Life Sciences Center (VU LSC) on the first weekend of August. It was organized by Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM team. The event gathered seven teams from Lithuania and three from Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands. 

The team of researchers from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research reported the discovery of a new airway cell type online in Nature on August 1. Rapolas Žilionis, PhD student at Vilnius University Life Sciences Center (VU LSC) is the co-first author of the paper "A single-cell atlas of the airway epithelium reveals the CFTR-rich pulmonary ionocyte". 

On the 26th of June graduates of Vilnius University Life Sciences Center (VU LSC) were given their bachelor and master diplomas in St. John’s Church.

International scientific conference “CRISPR 2018”, dedicated to the revolutionary genome editing technology, started on June 20th in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference is organised by Vilnius University (VU) Life Sciences Center professor Virginijus Šikšnys, North Carolina University professor Robert Barrangou, and Philippe Horarth, a scientist working in “DuPont”.

Six prominent professors of Vilnius University (VU) will be given a special status for their outstanding achievements from the beginning of a new academic year. Three of these six professors work at VU Life Sciences Center (LSC): Saulius Klimašauskas, Rolandas Meškys and Virginijus Šikšnys.

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