In the latest QS World University Rankings 2022, Vilnius University (VU) took a record high position and for the first time, ranked 400th in this ranking.
Pro for Nano, a global nanomaterials technology company and Graphene Composites, an international nanomaterials engineering company, together with Vilnius University and Nature Research Center have been granted international Eureka funding for their nanosilver enhanced graphene oxide ink (NEGOI)” project to further develop antimicrobial ink.
Revolutionary Life Sciences Innovations are Born in Vilnius
Vilnius is celebrating the exciting discoveries in the life sciences that have been made by prominent local scientists with a funky new DNA sculpture made by artist Eglė Žvirblytė. The colourful sculpture was recently installed near Vilnius University’s Life Sciences Centre as a tribute to the city’s scientists, including Prof. Virginijus Šikšnys, who has made significant contributions to the Nobel Prize-worthy gene scissors CRISPR-Cas9 technology.
Spring is the time of flowering, whatever that flower may be.
Amorphophallus konjac, popularly known as “corpse flower”, bloomed in the LSC greenhouse last week. For the first few days, the flower fully justified its name, so it spent time on the balcony, but now the aroma is already very subdued, so this infrequently blooming exotic flower can be seen individually in the Western building of LSC, on the 4th floor, near laboratory V433.
May 6 became a historic day at the Life Sciences Center - after a complete installation and tuning up of the transmission microscope with the cooling function Cryo-TEM Glacios, the structure of the apoferitin protein was obtained and the representation of this structure in 3 Åresolution was submitted.