Conference of the Scandinavian–Baltic Society for Parasitology
The Nature Research Centre in conjunction with the Young Academy of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and the Scandinavian–Baltic Society for Parasitology organise the 9th Conference of the Scandinavian–Baltic Society for Parasitology (CSBSP9) in Vilnius on 21–23 April 2021.
COVID-19 Commission of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences about the pandemic and its control
The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences' commission for assessment, interpretation and dissemination of the newest information about COVID-19 in conjunction with a group of invited scientists prepared an article on the sources, ways and trends of distribution of coronavirus infection, as well as on public attitudes and possible methods and measures to control the pandemic. A particular attention is devoted to a newly emerged possibility – vaccination, including complicated vaccine development processes, vaccine safety and effectiveness.
THE MUSEUM OF MINERALS BECAME RICHER
Agate collector V. Matuzevičius donated 43 more minerals to the Museum of Minerals. The collections of the museums were supplemented with agates from globally known mineral deposits in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Morocco (Asni and Agouim), and Poland (Novy Kosciol). The donated collection contains not only agates but also wonderful jaspers from Madagascar and flint from the Holy Cross Mountains in Poland, considered to be the most colourful flint in the world.
International Conference on Biological Invasions NEOBIOTA2020
On 15–18 September 2020, Vodice (Croatia) hosted the 11th International Conference on Biological Invasions NEOBIOTA2020. The conference was participated by 152 scientists from 34 countries; it was organised in two formats – face-to-face and online. Lithuania was represented by a Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Micology, Dr Jurga Motiejūnaitė, who presented a poster "Monitoring of potentially invasive macrofungi - novel versus traditional methods" prepared in conjunction with co-authors R. Iršėnaitė, J. Kasparavičius and K. Kvedaravičiūtė.