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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.


Vilnius has also funded a scholarship in the scientist’s name to inspire local and foreign talents and motivate them to pursue big ideas in their studies and scientific work in Vilnius. The annual €10,000 EUR scholarship will be financed for five years with the possibility of an extension.

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