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About Us

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Vilnius University!

The Department as it is exists since 2012, when the former Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics was reorganized.

The Department has up to 50 years of experience in composing and implementing/managing educational programs as well as providing a learning environment for undergraduate and graduate studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and PhD studies in Biochemistry.

The research field of the Department, in overall approach, is studies of structure, functions and transformations of biomolecules in model and living systems. The Faculty members are experts in molecular and cell biology of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, biochemistry of nucleic acids and proteins. Our specific research interests include cell death and its modulation, bacterial stress responses and pathogenesis, applied biosynthesis of nucleic acids, antivirals, membrane biochemistry, DNA-protein interactions, enzymatic catalysis and conversion of biomass. The Department has facilities for cell imaging and functional analysis, experimental research of NA and proteins, chemical analysis of biological compounds.