Commitees

ORGANIZING COMITEE

Bendokas Vidmantas, Dr.
Juškevičienė Danguolė, Dr.

Rasiukevičiūtė Neringa, Dr.
Samuolienė Giedrė, Dr.

 

SCIENTIFIC COMITEE

Prof. habil. dr. Zenonas Dabkevičius, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry; Lithuanian Academy of Science, The Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Prof. habil. dr. Pavelas Duchovskis, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture; Lithuanian Physiological Society
Prof. habil. dr. Vidmantas Stanys, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Prof. habil. dr. Pranas Viškelis, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Dr. Audrius Sasnauskas, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture; The Associacion of Agricultural and Forestry Research Institutes
Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture

Dr. Akvilė Viršilė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Dr. Rasa Karklelienė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Dr. Darius Kviklys, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Vytautas Zalatorius, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture


Zenonas Dabkevicius Prof. habil. dr. Dabkevičius Zenonas

Prof. habil. dr. Dabkevičius Zenonas the director of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, a full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, a member of the Board of Agricultural Science, the professor of Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Foreign Member of the Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and Latvian Academy of Sciences. The main research fields are plant diseases and their control, pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins in plant material, plant genetic resources and their protection, renewable energy sources.
Professor published over 250 scientific and other papers in the field of plant pathology and protection, microbiology and crop production, 25 of which are published in high-level international scientific journals. He is an author and co-author of 8 books, supervisor of 14 PhD students. Professor participated and made over 50 presentations in scientific conferences in the field of agronomy. Chairman of the editorial board of international journal “Zemdirbyste-Agriculture” and a member of editorial board of 3 other scientific journals. 2008 won the Lithuanian Science Award.

 

 


Pavelas Duchovskis Professor Pavelas Duchovskis

The Chief researcher in Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Institute of Horticulture Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. Research topics – physiology, plant morphogenesis, photophysiology, and ecophysiology.
Professor of Aleksandras Stulginskis University. Member of Lithuanian Research Council. True member of Lithuanian Science Academy. 2014 Lithuanian Science Award.

 

 


Pranas Viskelis Prof. habil. dr. Pranas Viškelis

Member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Lithuanian Science Prize, h-12. Current activities: the investigation of fruit, berry and vegetable quality, modelling and optimization of storage and processing methods; chemical composition of fruits, berries and vegetables, biologically active compounds and technological properties are investigated. Storage and processes of processing of fruits, berries, vegetables and spice herbs are investigated, modelled and optimized for maximal preservation of biochemical composition of raw material.

In the open access centre of fruit and vegetable processing recipes are created, new technologies are tested and experimental batches are produced. Isolation, characterization and assessment of secondary metabolites from plants for use in human functional food and health. Development of novel processes for the extraction, isolation and purification of health products.

 

 


Audrius Sasnauskas PhD, Associate Professor Audrius Sasnauskas

PhD, Associate Professor Audrius Sasnauskas is a Director of Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. He defended doctoral thesis in agronomy (1998) in Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania). He’s scientific directions is breeding and testing of apple and blackcurrant, evaluation genetic resources. He has published 5 books and their
chapters,11 publications in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science data base journals with impact factor. He is a member of 10 professional organizations, involved in different EU Horizon 2020, COST Action, Lithuanian Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education and Science, Plant Gene Bank projects. He is co-author of 16 apple, blackcurrant and raspberry varieties.

 


Samuoliene Samuolienė Giedrė, Dr.

PhD Giedrė Samuolienė is a Chief researcher at Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Deputy Director for Research in Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture. She defended Bachelor’s degree in biology (2001) and Master’s degree in chemistry (2003) in Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), and doctoral thesis in agronomy (2008) in Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania). She is a lecturer at Aleksandras Stulginskis University since 2006 year.
She is coordinating the research in the fields of plant photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, flowering initiation and metabolism, using novel analytical methods. She has published 3 book chapters, 24 publications in ISI WoS data base journals with impact factor. She is the co-author of European patent. 2012 – 2013 Scholarship and prize of the Lithuanian Academy of Science; 2014 Lithuanian Science Award; Silver medal of Vytautas Magnus university (2015).

 


Rasa Karklelienė Dr. Rasa Karklelienė, Head of the Sector of Vegetable Breeding and senior research officer IH LAMMC.

Research fields: Breeding of Vegetable, Genetic and Genetic Resources, Vegetable seed growing, Vegetable growing. More than 100 scientific publications were published (including 8 scientific articles in the publications referenced and containing the citation index). Co-author of garlic ‘Dangiai’ (2015); of Jerusalem artichoke ‘Sauliai’ (2015); of carrots – ‘Rokita’ (2013), ‘Ieva’ (2012), ‘Gona’ (2011); of red beet – ‘Rikiai’ (2009); of radish – ‘Babtų žara’ (2003) varieties.
Involvement in: INTERREG project Revival of old traditional fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants and their products: Heritage Gardens Tour (Heritage Gardens) 2017-2019; National Science Programme „Healthy and Safe Food”, project „Influence of growing and storage techniques and technologies on quality of horticultural products”, 2011-2014; Ministry of the Environment project “Maintains and improvement of national plant genetic resources field collections” 2010-2017.

 


Darius Kviklys Dr. Darius Kviklys Head of Orchard Technology Department, chief research worker.

Scientific directions: Fruit tree rootstocks, propagation of orchard plants, planting systems, apple tree morphogenesis, fruit quality, crop load, development of horticultural business.

 


Alma Valiuskaite Dr. Alma VALIUŠKAITĖ

Dr. Alma VALIUŠKAITĖ is senior researcher and head of Laboratory of plant protection Institute include: research on the biology, ecology and diversity of horticultural pathogen and pest species, abundance and distribution of pathogen and pest populations, epidemiology of diseases. Development of forecasting methods of harmful organisms and IPM of horticultural crops. The investigation of Horticulture Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.
Significant research areas of alternative and biological plant protection in horticulture. Efficacy trials of the new plant protection products according to Good experimental practice standards. Experience in the implementation of National Action Plan for Sustainable Use of Pesticide. Participation as a manager and executor of national public institutions, entities sponsored research projects, international research programs and conferences. Training skills and organizational experience in conference, seminars and field days.