Projects

Orders by economic entities

Analysis of ultraviolet light disinfection of chicken products infected with salmonella

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Customer: Apertika, UAB

Terms of the project: 2021–2022

Applied research for cultivation of the yellow mealworm

Projects leader: dr. Dominykas Aleknavičius , dr. Dominykas Aleknavičius

Customer: Divaks, UAB

Terms of the project: 2021–2021

Ultraviolet light disinfection of salmonella-infected chicken products

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Customer: UAB Apertika

Terms of the project: 2021–2022

Other projects

Joint activities agreement. System for virus spread control and extreme situation management during COVID-19 pandemic

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Party to agreement: Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology

Short-term research projects in the fields of health and education

System for virus spread control and extreme situation management during COVID-19 epidemics (SVISCoM)

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2021–2021

Projects supported by the EU

Nanosilver enhanced graphene oxide ink (NEGOI) (EUREKA)

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2021–2022

Cricket cultivars for novel food: safety evaluation based on microbiota’s analysis

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Postdoc researcher: dr. Dominykas Aleknavičius

Postdoc duration: 2020 – 2022

Postdoc No.:  09.3.3-LMT-K-712-19-0021

The idea of the project is to identify and compare which harmful microorganisms are transferred from feed to two cricket species, and to assess whether these insects are able to discriminate between contaminated feed and blank feed. The goal of the project is to improve researcher qualification by carrying out a high-level research dealing with harmful microorganisms transfer from feed to cricket cultivars and cricket’s ability to recognize contaminated feed. The task of the project is to identify microorganisms transferred from feed to house and Jamaican field crickets grown for human consumption and to evaluate microorganisms’ effect for cricket’s olfaction and behaviour. The knowledge gained will be useful in improving good hygiene practices for producers of insects as food. Metagenomic analyses of feeds and feeders will identify harmful microorganisms that are transferred through the feed chain to crickets and found not only in crickets’ raw material but also in the final product after processing. The identified composition of microorganisms in the food chain will allow to select optimal microbiological safety measures. Planned electrophysiological and behavioural studies of model microorganisms’ volatile organic compounds will determine whether these insects are able to discriminate potentially harmful feed and are able to avoid it. The observed lower consumption of contaminated feed could identify its unsuitability.

 

COST

CA18113 Understanding and exploiting the impacts of low pH on micro-organisms

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Project duration: 2019-2023

National scientific research programs

Agroecosystems microbiota under climate change: structure and concordance mechanisms

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2015–2018

Agroecosystems microbiota under climate change: structure and concordance mechanisms

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2015–2018

Investigation of encapsulation of bacteriocins as biopreservatives

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2014–2015

Svetimkraščių Gonyostomum biologinis savitumas, genetinė įvairovė ir adaptacija naujose teritorijose (SVETIGA)

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė , dr. Jūratė Kasperovičienė

Scientific team projects

Universal antiviral compounds: design, selection and mechanism of action

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2014–2016

Interplay between killing and resistance in Saccharamyces cerevisiae K2 killer system

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2013–2015

Genome-wide screening for S. cerevisiae genes modulating sensitivity for K2 toxin

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2011–2012

Funding of researchers

Funding of research visits (Nr. KEL-064/2014), 2014 m.

Projects leader: prof., dr. Elena Servienė

FP 7

Enhanced chitin-based biosorbents for drinking water purification

Projects leader: dr. Loreta Levinskaitė , dr. Vytautas Boleslovas Melvydas

Project duration: 2012–2014

Laboratories