Medals of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas
On 6 July 2020, on commemorating the coronation of King Mindaugas and the National Anthem in Lithuania, Gitanas Nausėda, the President of the republic of Lithuania, presented deserving persons with state awards. It is most gratifying that even three representatives of our community – Kristina Daniūnaitė, Eglė Lastauskienė and Rokas Abraitis – were awarded for their contribution to the fight against the new coronavirus pandemic.
Rokas Abraitis, Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania
Eglė Lastauskienė, Gitanas Nausėda, President of the republic of Lithuania
Kristina Daniūnaitė, Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania
Medal of the Prime Minister of the 17th Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Four members of the Life Science Center community – Marius Dagys, Kastis Krikštopaitis, Gintaras Valinčius, Aurelija Žvirblienė – received medals from the Prime Minister of the 17th Government of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis For Joint Work for Lithuania.
Letter of Thanks from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania S. Skvernelis
The Life Science Center community showed initiative during the pandemic by contributing to the testing of COVID-19 samples for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection and providing advice to decision makers and public. Marius Dagys, Kastis Krikštopaitis, Gintaras Valinčius, Aurelija Žvirbliene. received Letters of Thanks from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis.
Medals of the Minister of Health For a Significant Contribution to the Health of the Lithuanian People
The medals For Significant Contribution to the Health of the Lithuanian People created especially for this occasion were awarded to the management of the Life Sciences Center (LSC) - director Gintaras Valinčius and deputy director Rokas Abraitis - and the scientists - Eglė Lastauskienė, Kristina Daniūnaitė, Aurelija Žvirblienė, as well as VU Council member Raimundas Balčiūnaitis. In awarding the medals, the Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga thanked for the great efforts and teamwork, done by specialists and volunteers from various institutions working towards one goal to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus COVID 19.
Medal For a Significant Contribution to the Health of the Lithuanian People
Winners of the Competition The Best Doctoral Thesis in 2019
In November 2020, the Lithuanian Union of Young Scientists announced winners of the competition The Best Thesis in 2019. The event is sponsored by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.
39 scientific works on natural, technological, medical and health and agricultural sciences were submitted to the competition. Eleven authors of the best works became laureates, including two GMC scientists:
Aleksandr Osipenko, Development of Methods for Labelling of Small Non-Coding RNAs (Physics), VU;
Marijonas Tutkus, Fluorescence Microscopy of Single Molecules for Protein Dynamics Studies (Physics), who in his doctoral thesis was actively collaborating with the scientists from the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology.