Dr. Česlovas Venclovas Attained Distinguished Professor Status
In 2019, Dr. Česlovas Venclovas attained the status of Distinguished Professor of Vilnius University.
Dr. Česlovas Venclovas works in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. He strengthens Lithuania’s prestige in this field and has a clear international visibility of scientific publications and high-level project activities. Mr. Venclovas leads PhD and postdoctoral fellows.
The special status of a Distinguished Professor was approved by the Vilnius University Senate in 2017. This status is given to the VU scientists who demonstrate outstanding, internationally and nationally recognized achievements, who help to improve a specific field of science or study areas and who develop their own “schools” in their research fields. The status is also an acknowledgment as their activities benefit not only the University but Lithuania as well.
Professor Emeritus Status for Eugenijus Butkus
In 2019, Prof. Eugenijus Butkus was awarded this prestigious and honorary title for his exceptional contribution to academic leadership and his achievements.
Rector’s Award for Science
For significant achievements in science in 2019 four researchers of the Life Sciences Center, Prof. Rolandas Meškys, Prof. Artūras Petronis, Prof. Česlovas Venclovas and Dr. Rapolas Žilionis received Rector’s Award for Science,
The Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
On July 6, H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, on the Occasion of the Statehood Day awarded the state orders and medals to honour the citizens of Lithuania and foreign nationals in recognition of their outstanding performance and merits to the Republic of Lithuania and the promotion of Lithuania’s name in the world. Dr. Urtė Neniškytė and prof. Sonata Jarmalaitė were awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for their merits to Lithuania.
Dr. Urtė Neniškytė (second on the left), Dalia Grybauskaitė (in the middle)
Dr. Sonata Jarmalaitė and Dalia Grybauskaitė, Prezdent of Republic of Lithuania
The Best Doctoral Thesis
President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda granted awards to Miglė Kazlauskienė and Justina Kazokaitė for the best doctoral theses defended in 2018. The purpose of this award is to distinguish an outstanding doctoral thesis and to motivate young doctoral students to carry out research of the highest quality and importance to society. This competition is one of the most important events in the academic community.
INFOBALT Personal Scholarship
In 2019, a young scientist Milda Alksnė was awarded INFOBALT personal scholarship.
The INFOBALT, an association of information and communication technology (ICT) companies, has established this scholarship to support top-level research in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and intensive use of ICT in research in other subject areas by young researchers, as well as to promote closer cooperation between Lithuanian science and business communities.