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Dr. Lina Dėnė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-7522-9155
Tel. +370 37 555 217
E-mail: lina.dene@lammc.lt 
Kauno St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas dist., Lithuania


2017–2021 Agricultural Sciences PhD studies, Laboratory of Plant Protection, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2015–2017 Masters‘s degree (Organisations Management), Kaunas University of Technology.

2011–2015 Bachelor‘s degree (Applied Chemistry), Kaunas University of Technology.

Research fields

  • Plant extracts and essential oils
  • CO2 extraction
  • Processing of food industry by-products
  • Alternative plant protection

Professional experience

Since May, 2022 Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2019– May, 2022 Junior Researcher, Laboratory of Plant Protection, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

September, 2016 – August, 2018 Technologist, UAB “ECO EXTRACTUM”.

January, 2015 – August, 2016 Engineer of Microbiology, AB “Volfas Engelman”. 

Other activity

  • 2022 Consultant of Kaunas University of Technology Industrial Biotechnology program student’s Greta Laurinaitytė Bachelor‘s final degree project‘s „The Study of inhibitory effect of Salvia officinalis extracts on pathogenic fungi in vitro“.
  • 2022 Member of the qualification commission of Kaunas University of Technology Faculty of Chemical Technology Bachelor study program Industrial Biotechnology.
  • June 8 – August 31, 2022 Internship supervisor of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy student Jolita Višinskytė.
  • January 2020 Supervisor of Vytautas Magnus university first year of Applied biotechnologies master degree student Jovita Kybartaitė‘s internship.

Participation in programmes and projects

  • 2023–2026. NORDFORSK Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change project “Innovative sustainable Nordic-Baltic horticulture” (InNoBaHort) No. 137406. Participant.

  • 2020-07-14 – 2023-09-01 “Biological plant protection strategies: boosting sustainability-orientated competitiveness in controlled environment horticulture” No. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-03-0035. Research is funded by the European union structural funds measure 01.2.2-LMT-K-718 “Targeted Research in Smart Specialisation Areas” of priority axis 1 “Promotion of research, development and innovations”.
  • 2020-05-18 – 2020-12-31 “Development of a database of specific parameters of plant pathogens for disease diagnosis by nondestructive methods” (2020 May 22 order No. CV-1-55 by LAMMC). RTO Lithuania under an internal Green Deal funding scheme. Funding Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuanian Energy Institute and The Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. Participant.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Member of Lithuanian Microbiology Society (LMD).
  • Member of Lithuanian Biochemical Society (LBD).

In-service training

  • May 2 – May 16, 2022 Internship Vienna Veterinary University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.

    April 6 – May 30, 2022 Internship Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Tulln, Austria.

  • March–April, 2020 Internship in Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Tulln, Austria.

  • July 2–6, 2018 Training “EMPHASIS Summer School 2018. Emerging pests and diseases in horticultural crops: innovative solution” in Centre of Competence for Innovation in the Agro-environmental field AGROINNOVA, Turin, Italy.

  • May 8–9, 2018 Training of publishing house “Elsevier”, KTU, Kaunas, Lithuania.

  • January, 2015 Training of high pressure vessels operator.


  • 2022–2023 Lithuanian Academy of Science Young scientists’ scholarship. Topic “Research of inhibition of horticultural plant pathogens by plant extracts”.

  • 2020 Lithuanian Science Council support for study results.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Dėnė L., Laužikė K., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Chrapačienė S., Brazaitytė A., Viršilė A., Vaštakaitė-Kairienė V., Miliauskienė J., Sutulienė R., Samuolienė G., Valiuškaitė A. 2023. Defense response of strawberry plants against Botrytis cinerea influenced by coriander extract and essential oil. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 1098048. IF – 5,6
  2. Brazaitytė A., Vaštakaitė-Kairienė V., Sutulienė R., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Viršilė A., Miliauskienė J., Laužikė K., Valiuškaitė A., Dėnė L., Chrapačienė S., Kupčinskienė A., Samuolienė G. 2022. Phenolic compounds content evaluation of lettuce grown under short-term preharvest daytime or nighttime supplemental LEDs. Plants, 11 (9): 1123. IF – 4,5
  3. Vaštakaitė-Kairienė V., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Dėnė L., Chrapačienė S., Valiuškaitė A. 2022. Determination of specific parameters for early detection of Botrytis cinerea in lettuce. Horticulturae, 8 (1): 23.  IF – 3,1

  4. Dėnė L., Valiuškaitė A. 2021. Sensitivity of Botrytis cinerea isolates complex to plant extracts. Molecules, 26 (15): 4595. IF – 4,927
  5. Morkeliūnė A., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Šernaitė L., Valiuškaitė A. 2021. The use of essential oils from thyme, sage and peppermint against Colletotrichum acutatum. Plants, 10 (1): 114. IF – 4,658
  6. Šernaitė L., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Valiuškaitė A. 2020. Application of plant extracts to control postharvest gray mold and susceptibility of apple fruits to B. cinerea from different plant hosts. Foods, 9 (10): 1430. IF – 4,350
  7. Šernaitė L., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Valiuškaitė A. 2020. The extracts of cinnamon and clove as potential biofungicides against strawberry grey mould. Plants, 9 (5): 613IF – 3,935
  8. Šernaitė L., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Dambrauskienė E., Viškelis P., Valiuškaitė A. 2020. Biocontrol of strawberry pathogen Botrytis cinerea using plant extracts and essential oils. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 107 (2): 147–152. IF – 1,083

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Dėnė L., Valiuškaitė A., Steinkellner S. 2022. Antifungal properties of Coriandrum sativum extracts on Fusarium in vitro. Proceedings of the 10th International Scientific Conference Rural Development 2021, Vytautas Magnus Agriculture Academy, Lithuania, 21–23 September, 2021.
  2. Lukošiūtė S., Šernaitė L., Morkeliūnė A., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Valiuškaitė A. 2020. The effect of Lamiaceae plants essential oils on fungal plant pathogens in vitro. Agronomy Research. 18 (S4): 2761– 2769. 
  3. Kybartaitė J., Šernaitė L., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Valiuškaitė A. 2020. Plants and fungal pathogens under climate change, a review. Optimization of ornamental and garden plant assortment, technologies and environment, 11 (16): 37–45.
  4. Šernaitė L., Valiuškaitė A., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Dambrauskienė E., Viškelis P. 2019. The effect of spice extracts on strawberry pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Rural Development 2019: Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy, 79–83. 
  5. Šernaitė L., Valiuškaitė A., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Dambrauskienė E., Viškelis P. 2019. Biocontrol of strawberry grey mold using pepper extracts. Proceedings of the X International Scientific Agricultural Symposium “Agrosym 2019”, p. 893–898.
  6. Šernaitė L., Urbonavičienė D., Bobinas Č., Viškelis P. 2019. Optimisation of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of lipophilic extract from rosehips, FOODBALT 2019 13th Baltic Conference on Food Science and Technology “FOOD. NUTRITION. WELL-BEING” Conference Proceedings, Jelgava, LLU, p. 188–192.

Other publications

  1. Šernaitė L. 2017. Plant extracts: antimicrobial and antifungal activity and appliance in plant protection (review). Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 36 (3-4): 58–68.