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Dorotėja Vaitiekūnaitė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0003-2775-9802
Tel. +370 634 17 054
E-mail: doroteja.vaitiekunaite@lammc.lt
Liepų St. 1, Girionys, LT-53101 Kaunas distr., Lithuania


Since 2018 Institute of Forestry, lammc, PhD studies in Forestry.

2016–2018 Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Master studies in Biotechnology.

2011–2015 Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bachelor studies in Biology.

Research fields

  • Tree biotechnology
  • Plant-associated microbiota
  • Plant-microorganism interaction

Professional experience

Since 2022 Junior Researcher, Forest Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Forestry, LAMMC.

2018 November–December Forest Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Forestry, LAMMC, Engineer.

2013 July–August Genetics and Physiology Laboratory, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC, intern.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • Since January 2022 Horizon 2020 project “Preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means” (DRYADS), Junior Researcher.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Vaitiekūnaitė D., Dadoo D., Snitka V. 2023. Traceability of bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) of the Baltic-Nordic region using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS): DFT simulation-based DNA analysis. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 288, 5 March 2023: 122192. IF – 4,831
  2. Beniušytė E., Čėsnienė I., Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė V., Vaitiekūnaitė D. 2023. Genotype-dependent jasmonic acid effect on Pinus sylvestris L. growth and induced systemic resistance indicators. Plants, 12 (2): 255. IF – 4,658
  3. Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė V., Čėsnienė I., Leleikaitė G., Baliuckas V., Vaitiekūnaitė D. 2023. Phenolic and antioxidant compound accumulation of Quercus robur bark diverges based on tree genotype, phenology and extraction method. Life13 (3): 710. IF – 3,253
  4. Vaitiekūnaitė D., Striganavičiūtė G., Beniušytė E., Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė V., Augustauskaitė M. 2023. Putative biocontrol agents for European forest pathogens found in English oak (Quercus robur L.) endosphere. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 110 (1): 79–86. IF – 1,281
  5. Kolytaitė A., Vaitiekūnaitė D., Antanynienė R., Baniulis D., Frercks B. 2022. Monilinia fructigena suppressing and plant growth promoting endophytic Pseudomonas spp. bacteria isolated from plum. Microorganisms, 10 (12): 2402. IF – 4,926
  6. Vaitiekūnaitė D., Bružaitė I., Snitka  V. 2022. Endophytes from blueberry (Vaccinium) fruit: Characterization of yeast and bacteria via label-free surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 275: 121158. IF – 4,831
  7. Vaitiekūnaitė D., Striganavičiūtė G., Mishcherikova V., Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė V. 2022. Populus tremula × P. alba microshoot secondary metabolism response after Paenibacillus sp. inoculation in vitro. Forests, 13 (10): 1702.  IF – 3,282
  8. Striganavičiūtė G., Žiauka J., Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė V., Vaitiekūnaitė D. 2021. Priming of resistance-related phenolics: A study of plant-associated bacteria and Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. Microorganisms, 9 (12): 2504. IF – 4,926
  9. Vaitiekūnaitė D., Snitka V. 2021. Differentiation of closely related oak-associated gram-negative bacteria by label-free surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS). Microorganisms 2021, 9 (9): 1969. IF – 4,926
  10. Striganavičiūtė G., Žiauka J., Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė V., Vaitiekūnaitė D. 2021. Impact of plant-associated bacteria on the in vitro growth and pathogenic resistance against Phellinus tremulae of different aspen (Populus) genotypes. Microorganisms 2021, 9 (9): 1901. IF – 4,926
  11. Vaitiekūnaitė D., Kuusienė S., Beniušytė E. 2021. Oak (Quercus robur) associated endophytic Paenibacillus sp. promotes poplar (Populus spp.) root growth in vitro. Microorganisms, 9 (6): 1151. IF – 4,926

  12. Aleliunas A., Jonaviciene K., Statkeviciute G., Vaitiekūnaite D., Kemešyte V., Lubberstedt T., Brazauskas G. 2015. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in LpIRI1 gene with freezing tolerance traits in perennial ryegrass. Euphytica, 204 (3): 523–534. IF – 1,527