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Dr. Jūratė Bronė Šikšnianienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-7927-698X
Tel. +370 37 555 253
E-mail: jurate.siksnianiene@lammc.lt 
Kauno St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas dist., Lithuania


1998–2002 PhD student, Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture.

1982–1989 Biologist, Teacher of Biology and Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vilnius University.

1978–1981 Analytical Chemistry, Vilnius Technology Technical School.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2012 Doctor degree in Biomedical Sciences, Agronomy, topic “Investigations of peroxidase and polyphenoloxidase of Eucoreosma section currants at various ontogenesis stages”.

Research fields

  • Molecular biology
  • Physiology of plant ontogenesis


Since 2014 Senior Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Lithuanian Biochemical Society
  • Lithuanian Society of Plant Physiologists

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2016–2018 The Ministry of Agriculture of the republic Lithuania,
    “Estimation of Phytosanitary Condition of New Garden Plant Varieties and Creation of Highest Category Propagating Material”, project manager.
  • 2013–2015 Research Council of Lithuania, “Diversity, identification and links to cold acclimation of dehydrins of Rosaceae family plants”, participant.
  • 2013–2015 ERA-NET project, EUPHRESCO 2 “Strawberry Pathogens Assessment and Testing”, participant.
  • 2013–2014 The Ministry of Agriculture of the republic Lithuania, “Healthy garden plant propagating material support and mother nurseries monitoring in Lithuania”, project manager.
  • 2012–2015 Research Council of Lithuania,“Expression analysis of anthocyanin biosynthesis genes in horticultural plants”, participant.
  • 2011–2012 The Ministry of Agriculture of the republic Lithuania, “Healthy garden plant propagating material support”, MT/11-8, project manager.
  • 2011–2013 Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) funded project: “Transient RNAi-based technology for generation of plant resistance to crown gall disease”, participant.
  • 2005–2007 Lithuanian State Studies Foundation Programme “Ecosystems and Climate Change” project, participant.
  • 2003–2006 Lithuanian State Studies Foundation “Anthropogenic climate change and environmental impact of an integrated agro-forestry and vegetation ecosystems”, participant.
  • 2003–2006 Lithuanian State Studies Foundation, “Solid state lighting technology for manipulation of plant physiological processes”, participant.

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