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Dr. Renata Žvirdauskienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-0479-0738
E-mail: renata.zvirdauskiene@lammc.lt
Studentų St. 15A, Akademija, LT-53362 Kaunas distr., Lithuania



2000–2004 Doctoral studies, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology.

1997–1999 Master, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology. 

1996–1997 Engineer, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology. 

1988–1996 Bachelor, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2011 Doctor, Kaunas University of Technology Faculty of Chemical Technology. Technological Sciences, Chemical Engineering (05 T) Doctoral Dissertation “Regulation of the growth of sensitive bacterial cultures and improvement of the methods for the detection of antimicrobials in milk and meat”.

Research fields

  • Microbial contaminants and contamination routes in food and raw materials
  • Antifungal and antibacterial activity of microorganisms
  • Soil microbial activity testing

Professional experience

Since 2013 Researcher, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Since 2014 Lecturer, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology.

2014–2016 Researcher, Food institute, Kaunas University of Technology.

2004–2014 Junior Researcher, Food institute, Kaunas University of Technology.

1999–2000 Assistant, Lithuanian Food institute.

1997–1999 Engineer, Lithuanian Food institute.

1991–1997 Physics Cabinet Laboratory Assistant, Kaunas Stasys Lozoraitis Secondary School.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2020–2023 Project “Biofortified and climate -resilient food and fodder production on marginal soils (BioFoodOnMars)”.
  • 2014–2015 Project “Trichothecene Producing Fusarium spp. Chemotype Composition of Cereals, their Pathogenicity and Control” (registration no. 14023-SVE) according to the National research program “Healthy and Safe Food”, executor.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Kadžienė G., Pranaitienė S., Auškalnienė O., Veršulienė A., Supronienė S., Žvirdauskienė R., Gecaitė V., Cesevičienė J., Semaškienė R. 2023. Oilseed rape, wheat, and barley grain contamination as affected by different glyphosate usage. Plants, 12 (6): 1335. IF – 4,658
  2. Supronienė S., Kadžienė G., Shamshitov A., Veršulienė A., Šneideris D., Ivanauskas A., Žvirdauskienė R. 2023. Soil fungistasis against Fusarium graminearum under different tillage systems. Plants, 12 (4): 966. IF – 4,658
  3. Vaitkeviciene R., Burbulis N., Masiene R., Zvirdauskiene R., Jakstas V., Damasius J., Zadeike D. 2022. Fermentation as a promising tool to valorize rice-milling waste into bio-products active against root-rot-associated pathogens for improved horticultural plant growth. Fermentation, 8 (12): 716. IF – 5,123
  4. Toleikiene M., Zvirdauskiene R.Suproniene S., Arlauskiene A., Brophy C., Kadziuliene Z. 2021. Soil microbial functional diversity responds to plant-based organic fertlisers depending on the group of carbon sources. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 30 (3): 2755–2768. IF – 1,871
  5. Paulikienė S., Venslauskas K., Raila A., Žvirdauskienė R., Naujokienė V. 2020. The influence of ozone technology on reduction of carrot loss and environmental IMPACT. Journal of Cleaner Production, 244: 118734. IF – 9,297
  6. Paulikienė S., Raila A., Žvirdauskienė R., Zvicevičius E. 2019. Application of an environmentally friendly preventive measure for the preservation of fresh vegetables. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 56 (4): 2147–2157. IF – 1,946
  7. Suproniene S., Sakalauskas S., Stumbriene K., Žvirdauskienė R., Svegzda P. 2016. Variances in trichothecene chemotype distribution in Lithuanian wheat grain and within pure culture Fusarium graminearum isolated from the same grain samples. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 144 (2): 371–381. IF – 1,478
  8. Vaičiulytė-Funk L., Žvirdauskienė R., Šalomskienė J., Šarkinas A. 2015. The effect of wheat bread contamination by the Bacillus genus bacteria on the quality and safety of bread. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 102 (3): 351–358. IF – 0,42
  9. Jonkuvienė D., Šalomskienė J., Žvirdauskienė R., Narkevičius R. 2012. Determining differences in characteristics of Bacillus cereus isolated from various foods. Veterinarija ir zootechnika, 60 (82): 22–29. IF – 0,25
  10. Žvirdauskienė R., Šalomskienė J. 2007. An evaluation of different microbial and rapid tests for determining inhibitors in milk. Food Control, 18 (5): 541–547. IF – 2,37

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Jančaitienė K., Šlinkšienė R., Žvirdauskienė R. 2023. Properties of potassium dihydrogen phosphate and its effects on plants and soil. Open Agriculture, 8 (1): 1–13.

  2. Mačionienė I., Žvirdauskienė R., Garmienė G. 2016. Raugintų pieno produktų fizikinių cheminių rodiklių ir laikymo sąlygų įtaka bifidobakterijų gyvybingumui. Maisto chemija ir technologija, 50 (2): 15–22.
  3. Pupelienė I., Vaičiulytė-Funk L., Žvirdauskienė R. 2016. Rozmarino eterinio aliejaus įtaka miltinės konditerijos produktų stabilumui laikymo metu. Maisto chemija ir technologija, 50 (2): 29–42.
  4. Liutkevičius A., Speičienė V., Alenčikienė G., Sekmokienė D., Žvirdauskienė R., Mieželienė A. 2015. Influence of prebiotic dietary fiber chitosan on the quality characteristics of spreadable curd cheese and mayonnaise. Veterinarija ir zootechnika, 69 (91): 38–47.
  5. Žvirdauskienė R., Šalomskienė J., Kasnauskytė N. 2014. Modifikuotų mikrobiologinių preparatų su Geobacillus stearothermophilus vartojimo trukmės nustatymas. Maisto chemija ir technologija, 48 (1): 97–104.
  6. Šalomskienė J., Mačionienė I., Žvirdauskienė R., Jonkuvienė D. 2013. Impact of residues of detergents and disinfectants used in dairy farms on the results of inhibitor test for raw milk. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4: 266–272.
  7. Šalomskienė J., Žvirdauskienė R. 2009. Bacillus cereus, išskirtų iš sausų pieno produktų, savybių nustatymas. Maisto chemija ir technologija, 43 (1): 47–58.
  8. Šalomskienė J., Jurkštaitė D., Žvirdauskienė R. 2007. Įvairių veiksnių įtaka preparato su Geobacillus stearothermophilus sporomis kokybei. Maisto chemija ir technologija, 41 (1): 71–79.

Monographs, books, textbooks and their sections published by national publishers

  1. Šalomskienė J., Sederevičius A., Mačionienė I., Žvirdauskienė R. 2013. Biologinių ir cheminių veiksnių įtaka antimikrobinių medžiagų tyrimams piene: [mokomoji knyga]. Kauno technologijos universiteto Maisto institutas, Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universiteto Veterinarijos akademija, 97 p.