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Jurgita Kelpšienė

E-mail: jurgita.kelpsiene@lammc.lt 
Studentu St. 15A–320 Akademija, LT-53362 Kaunas distr., Lithuania


Since September 1, 2013 PhD studies in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, LAMMC. Scientific research theme “The occurrence of seed-borne plant pathogenic bacteria in wheat grown in Lithuania”.

2002–2004 Master‘s degree in Agronomy, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian Agriculture University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2001–2002 Agronomist qualification in Agriculture (Specialization of Plant Cultivation), Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

1997–2001 Bachelor‘s degree in Agronomy, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian Agriculture University.

Research fields

  • The investigations of seed-borne plant pathogenic bacteria in cereals

Professional experience

2014–2021 Junior Researcher, Laboratory of Microbiology, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

In-service training

  • April 11–13, 2016 Electronic microscope Quanta 650 usage courses.
  • November 13–15, 2013 Training “Biolog Microbial Identification Training”. LAMMC.
  • October 21–25, 2013 Training “Programming Fundamentals and Applied Statistics with R Program for Agriculture”.
  • October 2013 Project of “University Knowledge and Technology Transfer Capacity (UniGeb)” training “Unified Unique and Innovative Scientific Methods in Agricultural and Forestry Research” (No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-01-V-02-007). LAMMC.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2016–2018 Project “Establishment and diversity of a newly emerging cereal pathogen in the agroecosystem due to changing climate and farming practices“ National scientific programme “Sustainability of agro-, forest and water ecosystems”.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Kelpšienė J., Šneideris D., Burokienė D., Supronienė S. 2021. The presence of pathogenic bacteria Pseudomonas syringae in cereals in Lithuania. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 108 (4): 291–296. IF – 1,281
  2. Sneideris D., Ivanauskas A., Prakas P., Butkauskas D., Treikale O., Kadziene G., Rasiukeviciute N., Kelpsiene J., Suproniene S. 2020. Population structure of Fusarium graminearum isolated from different sources in one area over the course of three years. Phytopathology, 110 (7): 1312–1318IF – 4,025
  3. Suproniene S., Kadziene G., Irzykowski W., Sneideris D., Ivanauskas A., Sakalauskas S., Serbiak P., Svegzda P., Kelpsiene J., Pranaitiene S., Jedryczka M. 2019. Asymptomatic weeds are frequently colonized by pathogenic species of Fusarium in cereal-based crop rotations. Weed Research, 59: 312–323. IF – 2,011
  4. Rasiukeviciute N., Suproniene S., Kelpsiene J., Svegzda P., Kadziene G., Sneideris D., Ivanauskas A., Treikale O. 2018. Susceptibility of non-cereal crops to Fusarium graminearum complex and their role within cereal crop rotation as a source of inoculum for Fusarium head blight. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 16 (4): e1012. IF – 1,035

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Kelpšienė J., Supronienė S. 2022. Pseudomonas syringae influence on winter wheat yield. Žemės ūkio mokslai, 29 (1): 11–19.


  1. Kelpšienė J., Supronienė S. 2016. Pseudomonas syringae – phytopathogenic bacteria research in cereals. Konferencijos leidinys, VU, 152 p.
  2. Kelpšienė J., Supronienė S., Žvirdauskienė R. 2015. Patogeninių mikroorganizmų javuose tyrimai. Nuo lauko iki stalo − inovatyvūs maisto mokslo ir technologijų sprendimai. Konferencijos pranešimų medžiaga, KTU Maisto institutas. 16 p.

Popular press articles

  1. Supronienė S., Kelpšienė J., Švėgžda P., Kadžienė G. 2016. Varpų fuzariozės sukėlėjų gebėjimas išgyventi sėjomainose. Mano ūkis, 10: 22–24.