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Dr. Ingrida Mažeikienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0003-0649-5801
Tel. (8 37) 55 52 53
El-mail: ingrida.mazeikiene@lammc.lt 
Kaunas St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas distr., Lithuania


2002–2007 PhD studies, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC (Biomedical Sciences, Agronomy). 

1998–2000 Master of Horticulture and Floriculture Specialization, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture (since 2019 VMU Agriculture Academy).

1992–1997 Bachelor of Housekeeping Technology, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture.

Research fields

  • Plant Biology
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Virology

Professional experience

Since October 2020 Researcer, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2000 – September 2020 Junior Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

In-service training

  • 2014–2015 Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, acquired by a biology teacher qualification.
  • 2008 Theoretical-practical course “Introduction to the Applied Biosystems 3130 Genetic Analyser”, LSDI, Babtai.
  • 2008 Theoretical-practical course “Improvement of researchers qualification in proteomics”, LSDI, Babtai.
  • 2007 “Ways of somatic variability induction in vitro system”, LSDI, Babtai.
  • 2007 “Research methods of gene expression”, BTI, Vilnius.
  • 2006 “Labeling methods of genomes”, BTI, Vilnius.
  • 2006 “Cellular engineering of plants”, LIH, Babtai.
  • 2006 “Cell Biology”, ASU, Noreikiškės.
  • 2006 “Application of imunochemical techniques in biotechnology”, BTI, Vilnius.
  • 2006 “Epygenetic phenomena and their research methods”, BTI, Vilnius.
  • 2006 “Production of second metabolic compounds in vitro system“, LSDI, Babtai.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2016–2018 Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, project number MT-16/7: “Estimation of Phytosanitary Condition of New Garden Plant Varieties and Creation of Highest Category Propagating Material”, participant.
  • 2013–2014 Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, project number MT-13/7: “Healthy garden plant propagating material support and mother nurseries monitoring in Lithuania”, participant.
  • 2011–2012 Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, project number MT-11/8: “Healthy garden plant propagating material support”, participant.
  • 2010–011 Project of Research Council of Lithuania, project number MIP-54/2010: “Molecular markers for identification of resistance to Cecidophyopsis ribis genes in Ribes genus”, participant.
  • 2008–2009 Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, project number 8P-292: “Support for planting material for initial plantations and rootstocks collections, virus elimination and detection”, participant.
  • 2004–2008 Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, project number 7: “Research on plant genetic resources”, participant.

Plant varieties developed

  • 2017 Blackcurrant “Aldoniai” (co-author).


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Mažeikienė I., Juškytė A. D., Bendokas V., Stanys V. 2022. De novo transcriptome analysis of R. nigrum cv. Aldoniai in response to blackcurrant reversion virus infection. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23 (17): 9560. IF – 6,208
  2. Juškytė A. D., Mažeikienė I., Stanys V. 2022. Analysis of R genes related to blackcurrant reversion virus resistance in the comparative transcriptome of Ribes nigrumcv. Aldoniai. Plants, 11 (22): 3137. IF – 4,658
  3. Juškytė A. D., Mažeikienė I., Stanys V. 2022. An effective method of Ribesspp. inoculation with blackcurrant reversion virus under in vitro conditions. Plants, 11 (13): 1635. IF – 4,658
  4. Juškytė A. D., Mažeikienė I., Stanys V. 2022. Putative genes of pathogenesis-related proteins and coronatine-insensitive protein 1 in Ribes spp. Plants, 11 (3): 355. IF – 4,658
  5. Gudoityte E., Arandarcikaite O., Mazeikiene I., Bendokas V., Liobikas J.  2021. Ursolic and oleanolic acids: plant metabolites with neuroprotective potential. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22 (9): 4599. IF – 6,208
  6. Starkus A., Frercks B., Gelvonauskiene D., Mazeikiene I., Rugienius R., Bendokas V., Stanys V. 2021. Potential markers for selecting self-eliminating apple genotypesPlants, 10 (8): 1612. IF – 4,658
  7. Mažeikienė I., Frercks B., Burokienė D., Mačionienė I., Šalaševičienė A. 2021. Endophytic community composition and genetic-enzymatic features of cultivable bacteria in Vaccinium myrtillus in forests of the Baltic-Nordic region. Forests, 12 (12): 1647. IF – 3,282
  8. Bendokas V., Stanys V., Mažeikienė I., Trumbeckaite S., Baniene R., Liobikas J. 2020. Anthocyanins: From the field to the antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants, 9 (9): 819. IF – 6,312
  9. Mažeikienė I., Juškytė A. D., Stanys V. 2019. Application of marker-assisted selection for resistance to gall mite and Blackcurrant reversion virus in Ribes genus. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 106 (4): 359–366. IF – 0,833
  10. Mažeikienė I., Šikšnianienė J. B., Baniulis D., Gelvonauskienė D., Frercks B., Starkus A., Žebrauskienė A., Stanys  V. 2019. SSR analysis based on molecular characterisation of apple germplasm in Lithuania. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 106 (2): 159–166. IF – 0,833
  11. Stanys V., Bendokas V., Rugienius R., Sasnauskas A., Frercks B., Mažeikienė I., Šikšnianas T. 2019. Management of anthocyanin amount and composition in genus Ribes using interspecific hybridisation. Scientia Horticulturae, 247: 123–129.  IF – 2,769
  12. Mazeikiene I., Siksnianiene J.B., Gelvonauskiene D., Bendokas V., Stanys V. 2018. Prevalence and molecular variability of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus capsid protein genes in Lithuania. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 125 (4): 389–396. IF – 0,622
  13. Mazeikiene I., Bendokas V., Baniulis D., Staniene G., Juskyte D. A., Sasnauskas A., Stanys V., Siksnianas T. 2017. Genetic background of resistance to gall mite in Ribes species. Agricultural and Food Science, 26 (2): 111–117. IF – 0,860
  14. Mazeikiene I., Bendokas V., Stanys V., Siksnianas T. 2012. Molecular markers linked to resistance to the gall mite in blackcurrant. Plant Breeding, 131 (6): 762–766. IF – 1,175
  15. Ceksteryte V, Paplauskiene V., Tamasauskiene D., Pasakinskiene I., Mazeikiene I. 2012. Genetic characterization of honeybees lines based on ISSR polymorphism. Apidologie, 43 (6): 652–662. IF – 2,155
  16. Stankienė J., Mažeikienė I., Gelvonauskienė D., Šikšnianienė J. B. 2012. Virological status of stock planting material of apple and raspberry cultivars in Lithuania. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 99 (1): 93–98. IF – 0,567

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Mazeikiene I., Kviklys D., Siksnianiene J. B., Zinkus D., Stanys V. 2019. Influence of Ribavirin on Prunus Domestica L. Regeneration, Genome Stability and Virus Eradication In Vitro. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B. Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences, 73 (3): 238–241.
  2. Juškytė A. D., Mažeikienė I., Stanys V. 2017. Blackcurrant reversion virus, vectors and caused diseases in Ribes genus plants (Review). Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, 36 (3-4): 3–15.
  3. Mažeikienė I., Stanys V., Juškytė A. D., Sasnauskas A., Šikšnianas T. 2017. Black currant varieties ‘Aldoniai’ and ‘Didikai’. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, 36 (1-2): 3–14.
  4. Mažeikienė I., Šikšnianienė J.B., Stanys V. The virological state of plums in the genetic resource orchard and genetic characteristic of Plum pox virus. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, 35 (3-4): 3–15.
  5. Sasnauskas A., Bendokas V., Karklelienė R., Juškevičienė D., Šikšnianas T., Gelvonauskienė D., Rugienius R., Baniulis D., Sikorskaitė-Gudžiūnienė S., Mažeikienė I., Radzevičius A., Maročkienė N., Dambrauskas E., Stanys V. 2015. Breeding Trends for Organic Production in Horticultural Plants. Horticulturae, 1, Proc. QMOH 2015 - First Int. Symp. Qual. Mngmt. Organic Hortic. Prod. 43–51.
  6. Mažeikienė I., Šikšnianienė J. B. 2014. Latentinio obelų stiebų duobėtumo viruso genetinė įvairovė Lietuvoje. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, 33 (1-2): 19–31.
  7. Baniulis D., Gelvonauskienė D., Rugienius R., Sasnauskas A., Stanienė G., Stepulaitienė I., Frercks B., Sikorskaitė S., Lukoševičiūtė V., Mažeikienė I., Šikšnianienė J. B., Morkūnaite-Haimi Š., Haimi P., Bendokas V., Gelvonauskis B., Šikšnianas T., Stanys V. 2013. Orchard Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Research at the Institute of Horticulture, LRCAF. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, 32 (3-4): 21–48.
  8. Bendokas V., Mazeikiene I., Baniulis D., Stanys V., Siksnianas T. 2013. Application of P gene donors in breeding of black currant resistant to gall mite. Acta horticulturae, 976: 523–527.
  9. Mažeikienė I., Mozerytė D., Maliauskaitė D., Šikšnianienė J. B. 2012. Virologic status of the apple trees in Institute of Horticulture. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 31 (3-4): 3–13.
  10. Mažeikienė I., Stanienė G., Stanys V. 2010. Paeonia lactiflora translation elongation factor – 1 alfa (EF-1α). Homology and expression in microplants. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, 29 (3): 83–93.
  11. Stanys V., Stanienė G., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Šikšnianas T., Mažeikienė I. In vitro techniques for accelerated orchard plant breeding. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles, Nr. 27 (3): 25–36.
  12. Šikšnianas T., Stanys V., Stanienė G., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Mažeikienė I., Bendokas V. 2008. Molecular markers in orchard plant breeding. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles. 27 (3): 37–46.
  13. Mažeikienė I., Stanys V., Morkūnaitė-Haimi Š., Stanienė G. 2008. Morphologic and genetic polymorphism of herbaceous peony. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles. 27 (4): 261–274.
  14. Mažeikienė I., Stanys V., Stanienė G. 2007. Impact of mineral salt and light-emitting for Paeonia lactiflora rhizogenesis in vitro. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles. 26 (4). P. 347–354.  
  15. Mažeikienė I., Stanys V., Stanienė G. 2007. Analysis of DNA polymorphism of Herbaceus Peony species and cultivars. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. 26 (3): 267–273.    
  16. Stanys V., Mažeikienė I., Stanienė G., Šikšnianas T. 2007. Effect of phytohormones and stratification on morphogenesis of Paeonia lactiflora Pall. isolated embryos. Biologija. 53 (1). P. 27–30.
  17. Mažeikienė I., Stanys V., Stanienė G. 2005. Growth and development of excised embryos of Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) varieties in vitro. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles. 24 (4). P. 193–200.

Monographs and books published by international publishers 

  1. Frercks B., Gelvonauskiene D., Juskyte A. D., Sikorskaite-Gudziuniene S., Mazeikiene I., Bendokas V., Graham J. 2022. Development of biotic stress tolerant berries. In: Chittaranjan Kole (ed.). Genomic Designing for Biotic Stress Resistant Fruit Crops. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p. 331–384.

  2. Rugienius R., Frercks B., Mažeikienė I., Rasiukevičiūtė N., Baniulis D., Stanys V. 2020. Development of Climate-Resilient Varieties in Rosaceous Berries. Chittaranjan Kole (ed.): Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Fruit Crops. Springer, p. 333–384.