It is a research center focusing on investigation of biochemical and genetic principles of cell functioning – genetic engineering, biocatalysis, signaling and cell regulation, basic and applied aspects of enzyme chemistry, biosensor design, synthesis of the organic compounds. The Institute also provides infrastructure for postgraduate students to develop their research projects / thesis.
It carries out research in the fields of molecular and systems biology of living organisms as well as biodiversity, population, ecosystems. The staff of the Institute is responsible for all bachelor and master study programmes, also for the doctoral study programmes of Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Zoology, Ecology and environment.
It has become a recognized leader in life sciences. The Institute strives to maintain the highest standards of scientific endeavour and technological advance in a broadly defined field of molecular biotechnology, including nucleic acid and protein technologies, bioinformatics, molecular and immune diagnostics, drug design, microfluidic, next generation genome editing and epigenomics.
Vilnius university Museum of Zoology is the oldest museum of zoology in Lithuania. Now holds over 70000 species and exhibits about 4000 animals. The exhibition features animals from all the world and prehistoric animals that once lived in Lithuania. You can wander among towering scientific collections or discover holotypes of insects in amber.Read more
Vilnius University Herbarium – Treasury of the Knowledge of the Past and the Present. The specimens of plants, algae and fungi from all over the World are stored and researched in the herbarium. The Historical Collection has been recognised by UNESCO Memory of the World Programme as a regional documental heritage.Read more