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Dr. Gražina Statkevičiūtė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0003-4727-9662
E-mail: grazina.statkeviciute@lammc.lt
Stoties St. 2, Akademija, LT-58343 Kėdainiai dist., Lithuania


2003–2005 Master degree in Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vilnius University.

1999–2003 Bachelor degree in Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vilnius University.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2011 doctoral degree in Agronomy, dissertation “Pyrenophora teres population structure and spring barley resistance to net blotch”.

Research fields

  • Plant abiotic stress resistance
  • Development of molecular markers for perennial grass breeding
  • Polyploid induction in grasses


Since 2021 Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Genetics and Physiology, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC

Memberships and affiliations with professional organisations

  • Member of European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA).
  • 2017 member of organising  and scientific committee of the joint meeting of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section and Protein Crops Working Group of EUCARPIA-Oil and Protein Crops Section “Breeding Grasses and Protein Crops in the Era of Genomics”.
  • 2017 member of organising committee of the international scientific conference “Plant breeding: science for agricultural development”.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2017–2020 Lithuanian Council of Science project “Genome-wide functional analysis of perennial ryegrass for improved growth under water limiting conditions” (GrowGene).
  • 2015–2018 Research Council of Lithuania project “Development of molecular markers for genomic selection of adaptation in perennial ryegrass” (ADAPTGENAS).
  • 2012–2014 Research Council of Lithuania project “Development of functional markers for plant architecture genes” (FUMAG).
  • 2012–2013 EU Structural Funds project „Consolidation of capability to impart academic intelligence and technologies” (UniGeb).
  • 2008–2010 Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation project „Population structure of economically important insects, tics and fungi in the Baltic region” (GENŪKIS).

Supervision of PhD studies

  • 2016–2020 co-supervisor of PhD student Giedrius Petrauskas, topic of the PhD project “Genetic diversity of the autochthonous red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) populiations”.
  • 2015–2019 supervisor of PhD student Olakunle Kelvin Akinroluyo, topic of the PhD project “Effect of ploidy level on plant abiotic stress response”.

Plant varieties developed

  • Co-author of spring barley varieties: Rusnė DS (2016), Ema DS (2013), Kirsna DS (2013), Noja DS (2012).

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (click the link here)