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Dr. Elena Andriūnaitė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-9173-6424
Tel. +370 37 55 52 53
E-mail: elena.andriunaite@lammc.lt
Kauno St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas distr., Lithuania


2018–2022 PhD studies in Agricultural Science, Department of Orchard Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2015–2017 Master degree in Genetics, Vilnius University.

2011–2015 Bachelor degree in Biology, Vytautas Magnus University.

Research fields

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Biotechnology

Professional experience

Since 2019 Junior Researcher, Department of Orchard Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

Since 2013 Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory of Genetics nd Physiology, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • Since 2019 Research projects implemented by world-class researcher groups “Closed plant cultivation system for production of raw materials for peptide nanoengineering applications”.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Piliponytė-Dzikienė A., Andriūnaitė E., Petraitienė E., Brazauskienė I., Statkevičiūtė G., Brazauskas G. 2015. Genetic diversity and occurrence of Leptosphaeria spp. on Brassica oleracea and B. napus in Lithuania. Journal of Plant Pathology, 97 (2): 265–271. IF – 1,038

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.

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.
  2. 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.