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  On 9–13 April 2018, P. B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology hosted traineeship of researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vienna, Austria). The university is developing a modern in situ hybridization method which is applied in avian haemosporidian parasite investigations. Blood-borne parasites...
 

2018.04.21

Traineeship of researchers from Vienna

On 9–13 April 2018, P. B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology hosted traineeship of researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vienna, Austria). The university is developing a modern in situ hybridization method which is applied in avian haemosporidian parasite investigations. Blood-borne parasites that belong to Plasmodium, Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon genera and cause fatal avian diseases are spread in Lithuania and investigated by the Nature Research Centre. When developing these agents of blood diseases can block brain capillaries and cause cerebral ischemic changes often leading to bird death. During the visit, Prof. Herbert Weissenböck discussed cooperation possibilities with a researchers' team headed by Acad. Gediminas Valkiūnasd, while doctoral student Tanja Himmel and Dr Josef Harl studied parasite identification, their life cycles and particularities of molecular diagnostics....

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  On 2 May 2018, 10 A.M. the Nature Research Centre's Conference Hall (Akademijos St 2, Vilnius) will host a meeting of the Competition and Attestation Commission. Agenda: I. Open part of the meeting: Presentation of Dr Albertas Bitinas, a candidate to Chief Research position at the Laboratory of Quaternary Research...
 

2018.04.20

Meeting of Nature Research Centre's Competition and Attestation Commission

On 2 May 2018, 10 A.M. the Nature Research Centre's Conference Hall (Akademijos St 2, Vilnius) will host a meeting of the Competition and Attestation Commission. Agenda: I. Open part of the meeting: Presentation of Dr Albertas Bitinas, a candidate to Chief Research position at the Laboratory of Quaternary Research "Quaternary research in Lithuania in the context of current relevance". Presentation of Dr Linas Ložys, a candidate to Chief Researcher position at the Laboratory of Marine Ecology "Sustainability of ecosystems and fish communities: problems, challenges, research and perspectives". II. Closed part of the meeting: Evaluation of candidates to competitive research  positions. Chairman of the Commission Juozas Labokas.    

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  On 19–22 March 2018, Dr Ting Jia, Deputy Director for Science of the Beijing Zoological Garden (Beijing, the Peoples' Republic of China) visited P. B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology. The Beijing Zoological Garden engages in breeding endemic crane species, but birds are massively dying because of infections...
 

2018.03.30

Chinese researcher's traineeship

On 19–22 March 2018, Dr Ting Jia, Deputy Director for Science of the Beijing Zoological Garden (Beijing, the Peoples' Republic of China) visited P. B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology. The Beijing Zoological Garden engages in breeding endemic crane species, but birds are massively dying because of infections transmitted by blood-sucking parasites. Bird diseases are caused by malaria parasite species which are also widespread in Lithuania. During the visit, Dr Ting was trained to apply a modern chromogenic in situ hybridization technique for diagnosing avian haemosporidia and the methods of developing and maintaining blood-sucking Diptera colonies. Haemosporidia investigations in Beijing and Vilnius, preventive measures against these blood-sucking parasites, as well as possible future cooperation in this area were also discussed.

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  On 23 March 2018 (Friday), 14:00 P.M., at the Conference Hall of the Nature Research Centre (Akademijos St 2, Block II, Room 101), Eglė Jakubavičiūtė (supervisor Dr Linas Ložys, consultant Dr Jens Olsson) will defend her dissertation "Three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus, L.) in the Baltic sea: feeding ecology and...
 

2018.03.30

Eglė Jakubavičiūtė's dissertation defence

On 23 March 2018 (Friday), 14:00 P.M., at the Conference Hall of the Nature Research Centre (Akademijos St 2, Block II, Room 101), Eglė Jakubavičiūtė (supervisor Dr Linas Ložys, consultant Dr Jens Olsson) will defend her dissertation "Three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus, L.) in the Baltic sea: feeding ecology and implications for stock identification". Live video is available on: https://www.facebook.com/Gamtos-tyrim%C5%B3-centras-571751…

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