Venue: Saulėtekio av. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania

Area of interest: all biotech sectors

More info: Agnė Grinevičiūtė,

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There are presented five talented women from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the winners of L’Oréal Baltic scholarship. One of the laureate is PhD Urtė Neniškytė who works at Vilnius University Life Sciences Center. Her research related to medicine biotechnology, to reveal the molecular basis of certain neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism or schizophrenia. Urtė investigates how unnecessary neuronal connections, known as synapses, are removed from the brain during development. Certain molecules on such synapses signal to immune cells which connections need to be removed. It is expected to use these tags to isolate such synapses, to compare them to those that are maintained and to reveal their differences that guide the maturation of the brain.

Organiser: Vilnius University Life Sciences Center