Virginijus Siksnys#

Email:siksnys 'at' ibt.lt
Membership Number:4979
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:LITHUANIA
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:vsiksnys
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0003-1983-2096
Homepage: https://www.gmc.vu.lt/en/institutes/institute-of-biotechnology#department-of-protein-dna-interactions


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 2018 Distinguished Professor/Chief staff scientist, Vilnius University/Institute of Biotechnology
  • 2017 Elected Chairman of the Council of Life Science Center, Vilnius University
  • 2011 - 2018 Professor/Chief staff scientist, Vilnius University/Institute of Biotechnology
  • 2002 - 2011 Chief Staff Scientist/ Head of Department, Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius
  • 2002 - Professor, Vilnius University.
  • 1996 - 2002 Senior Staff Scientist, Head of Laboratory, Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius
  • 1993 Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • 1987 - 1996 Senior Research Fellow/Group Leader Institute of Applied Enzymology, Vilnius
  • 1985 - 1987 Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Enzymology, Vilnius
  • 1981 - 1985 Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Enzymology, Vilnius

Fields of Scholarship
  • Bacterial immunity
  • Protein-DNA interactions
  • Structure and function of proteins
  • CRISPR-Cas
  • Restriction-modification systems

Honours and Awards
  • 2002 Lithuania National Science Prize
  • 2006 Member of Lithuania Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 Elected Associate EMBO Member
  • 2016 Warren Alpert Prize
  • 2017 NovoNordisk Novozymes Prize
  • 2018 Lithuania National Science Prize
  • 2018 Elected Member of European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)
  • 2018 Honorary Doctorate of University of Bristol
  • 2018 Kavli Prize
  • 2018 Elected Member of Norwegian Academy of Sciences
  • 2019 Specially appointed professor Tokyo Institute of Technology

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