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History of LBTA

About LBTA. Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LBTA) is a legal entity established in 2003 on the basis of Lithuanian Society of Biotechnologists. Currently LBTA has 17 legal entities (companies such as ThermoFisherScientific, Sicor Biotech, Amilina, Bioenergy, etc.); institutions such as Vilnius university, Kaunas University of Technology, Klaipėda University, etc.) and 60 personal members.

Former presidents of LBTA:

  • 2003-2009 prof. Algimantas Pauliukonis
  • 2009-2016 prof. Gervydas Dienys

The main objectives of LBTA

  • the promotion of fundamental and applied research of biotechnology at Lithuanian science and higher education institutions;
  • the promotion of development and trade of biotechnology and biotechnological products.

LBTA was involved or initiated the preparation of programmes:

  • in cooperation with Ministry of Economy preparation of technical specification for the feasibility study on Bioeconomy in Lithuania (2016) which will be launched in 2017;
  • preparation of the programme: "Industrial Biotechnology Development in Lithuania, 2011-2013" (2010);
  • joint preparation of the project “The Baltic Sea Region Strategy” and participation in the activities within the project (2009 – now);
  • preparation of the project for -“The National Integrated Program of Biotechnology and Biopharmacy“(2008);
  • preparation of feasibility studies for “Excellence in professional training, scientific research and experimental development of science-intensive field in biotechnology business development” (2007);
  • preparation of the national “Strategic Research Plan” (2006).

LBTA also acts as initiator or co-organizer of conferences and workshops: International conference “Innovation Drift 2015”, session “Bioeconomy”, 4 September 2015, Vilnius; the discussion on Bioeconomy in Lithuania initiated by Nordic Council of Ministries Office in Lithuania, 26 January,  2015 Vilnius;  seminar “Lithuanian bioeconomy – prospects of development”, 10 October 2014, Vilnius with the Ministry of Economy; the roundtable on “Scientific and practical approach to the use of green biotechnology in the countries of the european union and the world“ organized together with US Ambassy in Poland, September 2013, Vilnius. Scan Balt Forum, organized together with the Finish Society of Biomaterials, September 2008, Vilnius; the roundtable on Industrial Biotechnology, organized together with EuropaBio, September 2008, Vilnius; etc. LBTA is one of the founders of Lithuanian National Biotechnology Platform (2006).

Council of LBTA

Inga Matijošytė, president
Tomas Andrejauskas, vice-president
Rokas Abraitis, vice-president
Danas Tvarijonavičius, vice-president
Linas Kalėda, vice-president
Gervydas Dienys, member
Gintaras Brazauskas, member
Ignas Kiudulas, member
Ilona Jonuškienė, member
Kęstutis Sasnauskas, member
Rolandas Meškys, member
Valdas Laurinavičius, member
Artūras Razinkovas-Baziukas, member
Vidmantas Stanys, member