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Dr. Jurgita Vinskienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-5642-7546
Tel. +370 37 55 52 53
E-mail: jurgita.vinskiene@lammc.lt 
Kaunas St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas distr., Lithuania


2004–2008 PhD studies, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC. 

2003 Master degree in Biology (studies program for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University.

1997–2001 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2008 Doctor degree in area of Biomedical Sciences, field of Agronomical sciences. 

Research fields                                                      

  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology

Professional experience

Since 2009 Junior Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

1 April–30 June, 2003 Senior Laboratory Assistent, Imunogenetics Laboratory, VU Institute of Ecology.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Lithuanian Biotechnology Association.

In-service training

  • 2016 Familiarization and training course “Spectro ICP-OES system”, SDI, Babtai.
  • 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.

Training in accordance with the SPD priority 2: Development of Human Resources; SPD measure: 5: Improvement of Human Resources Quality in the Field of Scientific Researches and Innovations. Certificates:

  • 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.

NOVA – BOVA PhD courses:

  • 2005 “Crop physiology and nutritional quality”, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • 2004 “Methods in cell biology and cell culturing science”, LVA, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • 2004 “Bioinformatics”, LAU, Jelgava, Latvia.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2018– 2021 High level R&D (SMART) project „Closed plant cultivaton system for production of raw materials for peptide nanoengineering applications”. No. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-01-0037
  • 2017– 2019 LRC Scientists group project "Dynamic light spectrum and intensity modelling and photoresponse in different vegetable morphogenesis stages” (MODELIGHT). No. S-MIP-17-23
  • 2015–2018 LRC Scientists group project “Role of lipids in low-temperature adaptation of Apple“ (LIPOBA), executor.
  • 2007–2009 LSF Program for development of industrial biotechnology in Lithuania, project “Fruit plants as producents of natural anthocyanins“ (ANTOCIANINAI), executor.
  • 2007–2009 LSF Program for development of industrial biotechnology in Lithuania, project “Detection and elimination of viroids and phytoplasmas from horticultural crops used in industrial biotechnology”, executor.
  • 2003–2006 LSF Program for priority of Lithuanian research and experimental development directions of science, project “Plant adaptivity and its control by biotechnological means” (ABIOTECHA), participant.


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., Perttu H., 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. Gavutis M., Stankevičienė G., Mazėtytė-Godienė A., Jelinskas T., Vinskienė J., Haimi P., Baniulis D., Valiokas 2022. Biochip surfaces containing recombinant cell-binding domains of fibronectin. Coatings, 12 (7): 880. IF – 3,236
  4. 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
  5. Adriūnaitė 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
  6. Morkūnaitė‐Haimi Š., Vinskiene J., Stanienė G., Haimi P. 2019. Differential chloroplast proteomics of temperature adaptation in apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) microshoots. Proteomics, 19 (19): 1800142. IF – 3,254
  7. Morkūnaitė-Haimi Š., Vinskienė J., Stanienė G., Haimi P. 2018. Efficient isolation of chloroplasts from in vitroshoots of Malus and Prunus. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 105 (2): 171–176. IF – 1,020
  8. Haimi P., Vinskiene J., Stepulaitiene I., Baniulis D., Staniene G., Šikšnianienė J. B., Rugienius R. 2017. Patterns of low temperature-induced accumulation of dehydrins in Rosaceae crops — Evidence for post-translational modification in apple. Journal of Plant Physiology, 218: 175–181. IF – 3,121

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. Kolytaitė A., Vinskienė J., Stanys V. 2017. S-allele identification by PCR analysis in sweet cherry cultivars, clones and new Lithuanian breed numbers. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Scientific articles. 36 (3-4): 16–25
  3. Vinskienė J., Stanienė G., Stanys V. 2016. Cefotaksimo, kanamicino, manozės įtaka našlaitinės sanpaulijos (Saintpaulia ionantha) ūglių regeneracijai in vitro. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 35 (3-4).
  4. Gelvonauskienė D., Vinskienė J., Šikšnianas T., Bendokas V., Stepulaitienė I., Stanienė G., Stanys V. 2009. Citokininų ir antibiotikų įtaka juodavaisės aronijos skirtingų eksplantų regeneracijai in vitro. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 28 (2): 47–54.
  5. Stanienė G., Stanys V., Vinskienė J., Abraitis R., Jomantienė R., Valiūnas D., Abraitienė A. 2009. Fitoplazmomis ir viroidais infekuotos trešnės (Prunus avium) in vitro kultūra. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 96 (3): 129–140.
  6. Zalunskaitė I., Kavaliauskaitė D., Lukoševičiūtė V., Vinskienė J., Stanys V. 2008. Paprastosios cidonijos ūglių regeneravimo iš lapų eksplantų optimizavimas. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Ataskaitinės mokslinės konferencijos medžiaga, 21: 193–199.
  7. Stanys V., Stanytė R., Rugienius R., Stanienė G., Vinskienė J. 2008. S-alelių lietuviškose trešnėse tyrimas biotechnologiniais metodais. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė. Ataskaitinės mokslinės konferencijos medžiaga, 21: 67–73.
  8. Zalunskaitė I., Rugienius R., Vinskienė J., Bendokas V., Gelvonauskienė D., Stanys V. 2008. Expression of COR gene homologues in different plants during cold acclimation, Biologija, 54 (1): 33–35.
  9. Vinskienė J., Stanienė G., Kemežienė I., Stanys V. 2008. Našlaitinės sanpaulijos ūglių regeneracija iš lapų in vitro. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 27 (4): 275–282.
  10. Stanys V., Stanytė R., Rugienius R., Stanienė G., Vinskienė J. 2008. S-allele identification by PCR method in Lithuanian sweet cherries. Biologija, 54 (1): 22–26.
  11. Vinskienė J., Zalunskaitė I., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Bendokas V., Stanys V. 2007. Investigation of PHYA and PHYB gene expression of thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 26 (3): 259–266.
  12. Zalunskaitė I., Kavaliauskaitė D., Vinskienė J., Revin V. V., Stanys V. 2007. Shoot regeneration from leaf explants of Cydonia oblonga cultivars in vitro. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 26 (3): 251–258.
  13. Zalunskaitė I., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Bendokas V., Vinskienė J., Stanys V. 2006. Šalčio indukuojamo COR47 geno išskyrimas ir jo homologų tyrimas. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 25 (2): 25–31.
  14. Ražanskienė R., Stanienė G., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Zalunskaitė I., Vinskienė J., Stanys V. 2006. Transformation of quince (Cydonia oblonga) with the rolB gene-based constructs under different promotors. Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research, 14 (Suppl 1): 95–102.
  15. Vinskienė J., Zalunskaitė I., Stanys V., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D. 2005. Cloning properties of vernaline 2 gene of mouseear cress (Arabidopsis thaliana). Плодоводство, 17. (2): 45–48.
  16. Gelvonauskienė D., Šikšnianienė J., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskis B., Šikšnianas T., Stanys V., Stanienė G., Sasnauskas A., Vinskienė J. 2005. Polyphenoloxidase isozyme and Vfa1 sequence specific markers in apple cultivars differed by scab resistance. Biologija, 3: 59–61.
  17. Zalunskaitė I., Vinskienė J., Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Bendokas V., Stanys V. 2005. Baltažiedžio vairenio (Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.) šalčio indukuojamo COR15 geno klonavimas. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 24 (4): 214–219.
  18. Ražanskienė A, Rugienius R., Gelvonauskienė D., Vinskienė J., Zalunskaitė I., Stankienė J., Sasnauskas A., Stanys V. 2005. Construction of vectors carrying (BRV) DNA sequences aimed at inducing RNA interference and virus resistance of black currants (Ribes nigrum). Fruit science, 222: 103–109.

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

  1. Rugienius R., Vinskienė J., Andriūnaitė E., Morkūnaitė-Haimi Š., Haimi P.-J., Graham J. 2022. Genomic design of abiotic stress-resistant berries. In: Chittaranjan Kole (ed.). Genomic Designing for Biotic Stress Resistant Fruit Crops. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p. 197–249.