Sincere congratulations to Nature Research Centre’s PhD student Justė Aželytė, the author of the best presentation and first prize winner at the Lithuanian Young Researchers Conference “BioFuture: Prospects in Nature and Life Sciences” (title of presentation: “The impact of mosquito microbiota on sporogony of avian malaria parasites”).
On 12 October, Nature Research Centre hosted representatives of the National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. Researchers from university colleges of science and biology headed by professors Dr Te-Yu Laio and Dr Yu-Chung Chiang, together with researchers from different NRC laboratories discussed the priorities and prospects of further collaboration between the institutions. The memorandum of collaboration between the institutions signed in January 2022 enables the institutions to conduct joint scientific research, jointly organise doctoral studies, participate in preparing joint international project applications, etc. Participants of the meeting discussed possibilities of preparing applications to Horizon Europe projects, organising a joint conference of doctoral students, and exchange of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Colleagues from Taiwan visited NRC laboratories.
The head of the laboratory, Dr. Algimantas Paškevičius, shared the newest achievements of laboratory researchers and pointed out that because of a great variety of synthesized metabolites microorganisms are distributed in different ecosystems, play a significant role in metabolism, produce biologically active substances, and are able to deteriorate both natural organic waste and synthetic substances and different pollutants.