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Dr. Inga Tamošiūnė (Miliūtė)

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-9208-9238
+370 37 55 52 53
E-mail: inga.tamosiune@lammc.lt 
Kaunas St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas distr., Lithuania



2011–2013 Master degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University.

2007–2011 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2017 PhD in Biochemistry, dissertation topic “Endophytic bacteria population structure of domestic apple and interaction with apple cells ant shoots in vitro”.

Research fields

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology

Professional experience

Since 2022 Senior Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2018–2021 Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2016–2017 Junior Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Lithuanian Biochemical Society
  • International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

In-service training

  • 2016 January, Ion Torrent S5 “16S Metagenomics” and  “Ampliseq" workflow training (trainer Rita Demidenko), Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
  • 2016 August, International workshop “Current issues of plant conservation”, Kaunas Botanical Garden of Vytautas Magnus University; Suvalkijos Dvaras Country House (Kalvarija municipality).
  • 2016 April, internship in the laboratory of “Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology” of Biology Department in Padova University (Italy).
  • 2015 January, “Ion Torrent PGM” workflow training (trainer Nathalie Kefer). LAMMC, Open Access Joint Research Centre of Agriculture and Forestry.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2022–2025 Researcher teams’ project “Cellular redox balance and protein expression based phenotyping of plant-endophyte interactions for development of plant biostimulant consortia”.
  • 2017–present Researcher teams’ project programme of the Lithuanian Research Council. “Involvement of oxidative stress in molecular mechanism of seed response to cold plasma treatment”.
  • 2017–present Research projects implemented by world-class researcher groups “Closed plant cultivation system for production of raw materials for peptide nanoengineering applications”.
  • 2015–present COST Action FA1306. “The quest for tolerant varieties – Phenotyping at plant and cellular level”.
  • 2013–2015 Researcher teams’ project programme of the Lithuanian Research Council. “Regulation of in vitro plant stress induced production of reactive oxygen species by endophytes”.
  • 2011–2015 Global grant programme of the Lithuanian Research Council. “Identification of genes involved in regulation of pathogen induced hypersensitive response in Malus plants”.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Tamošiūnė I., Andriūnaitė E., Vinskienė J., Stanys V., Rugienius R., Baniulis D. 2022. Enduring effect of antibiotic timentin treatment on tobacco in vitro shoot growth and microbiome viversity. Plants11 (6): 832. IF – 4,658
  2. Andriūnaitė E., Rugienius R., Tamošiūnė I., Haimi P., Vinskienė J., Baniulis­ D. 2022. Enhanced carbonylation of photosynthetic and glycolytic proteins in antibiotic timentin-treated tobacco in vitro shoot culture. Plants, 11 (12): 1572. IF – 4,658
  3. Andriūnaitė E., Tamošiūnė I., Gelvonauskienė D., Vinskienė J., Stanys V., Baniulis D., Rugienius R. 2022. Effect of endophytic bacteria isolates on growth and oxidative stress injury of transgenic tobacco shoots in vitro. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 109 (2): 165–170. IF – 1,281
  4. Andriūnaitė E., Tamošiūnė I., Aleksandravičiūtė M., Gelvonauskienė D., Vinskienė J., Rugienius R., Baniulis D. 2021. Stimulation of Nicotiana tabacum L. in vitro shoot growth by endophytic Bacillus cereus group bacteria. Microorganisms, 9 (9): 1893. IF – 4,926
  5. Tamošiūnė I., Gelvonauskienė D., Haimi P., Mildažienė V., Koga K., Shiratani M., Baniulis D. 2020. Cold plasma treatment of sunflower seeds modulates plant-associated microbiome and stimulates root and lateral organ growth. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11: 568924. IF – 5,753
  6. Tamošiūnė I., Gelvonauskienė D., Ragauskaitė L., Koga K., Shiratani M., Baniulis D. 2020. Cold plasma treatment of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) seeds modulates plant-associated microbiome composition. Applied Physics Express, 53 (26)IF – 2,895
  7. Baniulis D., Sirgėdienė M., Haimi P., Tamošiūnė I., Danusevičius D. 2020. Constitutive and cold acclimation-regulated protein expression profiles of Scots pine seedlings reveal potential for adaptive capacity of geographically distant oopulations. Forests, 11 (1): 89.  IF – 2,633
  8. Mildažienė V., Aleknavičiūtė V., Žūkienė R., Paužaitė G., Naučienė Z., Filatova I, Lyushkevich V., Haimi P., Tamošiūnė I., Baniulis D. 2019. Treatment of common sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) seeds with radio-frequency electromagnetic field and cold plasma induces changes in seed phytohormone balance, seedling development and leaf protein expression. Scientific Reports, 9: 6437. IF – 3,998
  9. Tamošiūnė I., Stanienė G., Haimi P., Stanys V., Rugienius R., Baniulis D. 2018. Endophytic Bacillus and Pseudomonas spp. modulate apple shoot growth, cellular redox balance, and protein expression under in vitro conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 889IF – 3,677
  10. Cepauskas D., Miliute I., Staniene G., Gelvonauskiene D., Stanys V., Jesaitis A. J. 2016. Characterization of apple NADPH oxidase genes and their expression associated with oxidative stress in shoot culture in vitro. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 124 (3): 621–633. IF – 2,390
  11. Miliute I., Buzaite O., Gelvonauskiene D., Sasnauskas A., Stanys V., Baniulis D. 2016. Plant growth promoting and antagonistic properties of endophytic bacteria isolated from domestic apple. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 103 (1): 77–82. IF – 0,644
  12. Miliute I., Buzaite O., Baniulis D., Stanys V. 2015. Bacterial endophytes in agricultural crops and their role in stress tolerance: a review. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 102 (4): 465–478. IF – 0,579

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Tamošiūnė I., Andriūnaitė E., Vinskienė J., Stanys V., Rugienius R., Baniulis D. 2021. Antibiotic treatment impaired growth of tobacco in vitro shoots is associated with oxidative injury and reduced microbiome diversity. Research Square, Posted December 1st, p. 1–22.
  2. Gelvonauskiene D., Balciunas T., Gelvonauskis B., Sasnauskas A., Stepulaitiene I., Miliute I., Stanys V., Baniulis D. 2015. Online Database of Apple (Malus sp.) Genetic Resources at the Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC. Sodininkyste ir darzininkyste, 34 (1-2): 3–13.
  3. Gelvonauskienė D., Sikorskaitė-Gudžiūnienė S., Grencevičiūtė R., Stepulaitienė I., Miliūtė I., Stanys V., Baniulis D. 2014. Naminės obels ‘Paprastasis antaninis’ × Nr. SR0523 hibridų Rvi10 geno paveldėjimas ir superjautrumo atsako požymiai. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 33 (3-4): 11–27.

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

  1. Tamošiūnė I., Andriūnaitė E., Stanys V., Baniulis D. 2019. Exploring Diversity of Bacterial Endophyte Communities Using Advanced Sequencing Technology. Microbiome in Plant Health and Disease. Springer, p. 447–481.
  2. Tamosiune I., Baniulis D., Stanys V. 2017. Role of endophytic bacteria in stress tolerance of agricultural plants: Diversity of microorganisms and molecular mechanisms.In: (Eds.) Kumar V., Kumar M., Sharma S., Prasad R. Probiotics in Agroecosystem. Springer, Singapore, p. 1–29.
  3. Baniulis D., Saif Hasan S., Miliute I., Cramer W. A. 2016. Mechanisms of superoxide generation and signaling in cytochrome bc complexes. In: Cytochrome Complexes: Evolution, Structures, Energy Transduction, and Signaling. Volume 41 of the series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration (eds. Cramer W.A., Kallas T.). Springer, Dordrecht, p. 397–471.