Nature Research Centre's researchers became winners of competition for best research works by young researchers and doctoral students
On 25 February 2020, the General Assembly of the Members of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences was held. One of agenda issues was awarding of the winners of the competition for the best research works by young researchers and doctoral students.
Researchers of the Laboratory of Chemical and Behavioural Ecology are the first to identify the pheromone of Rhagoletis batava, a pest of sea buckthorn berries
Researchers of the Laboratory of Chemical and Behavioural Ecology are the first to identify the pheromone of the fruit fly Rhagoletis batava, a pest of sea buckthorn berries. The related article is published in a Q1 journal The Insects. The pheromone is an optically active compound (-) -ᵹ- heptalactone. This substance attracts fruit flies of both sexes; therefore, it has a great potential for practical application and companies trading in pheromones will undoubtedly include it in their lists.
The Nature Research Centre is included in the committee for implementation of the project under the European Cooperation for Science and Technology Programme (COST CA18113 "Understanding and exploiting the impacts of low pH on microorganisms"). The committee is represented by Dr Elena Servienė and Dr Juliana Lukša.
On 12–14 of February, the first open EuroMicropH conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal (https://euromicroph.eu/). The following posters were presented at the conference: "Response mechanisms of model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae to yeast viruses" (authors: Lukša J., Ravoitytė B., Konovalovas A., Aitmanaitė L., Yurchenko V., Serva S., Servienė E.) and "High content analysis of fruit and berry fungal microbiota" (authors: Servienė E., Lukša J., Stanevičienė R., Ravoitytė B., Strazdaitė-Žielienė Ž.).
CLIMATE CHANGE IN LITHUANIA: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL CHALLENGES, MONITORING AND POLICY GUIDELINES
On 20 Match 2020, the Institute of Geosciences of Vilnius University (M. K. Čiurlionio 21, Vilnius) will host a conference "Klimato kaita Lietuvoje: globalūs ir nacionaliniai iššūkiai, stebėsena ir politikos gairės" / "Climate change in Lithuania: global and national challenges, monitoring and policy guidelines.