dr. Urtė Neniškytė
Board Member of the Research Council of Lithuania since 2017
In 2008, graduated from Vilnius University, receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biochemistry. In 2012, received the Doctorate Degree in Biochemistry from St John's College, Cambridge (United Kingdom). 2012-2013, Visiting Researcher at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and Research Consultant at UAB Expertus Vilnensis. 2013-2016, Trainee at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Italy) under the post-doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. In 2016, received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Research Fellow at the Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre.
Dr. Urtė Neniškytė’s field of scientific interest and work is the interaction of neurons and immune cells in the brain. Dr. Urtė Neniškytė researched the cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and was the co-author for the first articles on cell death. The researcher is currently involved in the research of molecular mechanisms of brain network pruning, during which immune brain cells remove unnecessary connections from the developing neuron network, creating the conditions for the formation of a structurally and functionally developed network.
Together with co-authors, Dr. Urtė Neniškytė published more than 10 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals, gave lectures in international conferences in Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, the Kingdom of Netherlands, France, Germany, the USA and elsewhere.
Since 2006, Member of the Lithuanian Biochemical Society and the Lithuanian Neurological Association.
Awards, fellowships, projects: IBRO Return Home Fellowship (2017), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2016), The Biochemical Society Travel Grant (2015), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Alumni Travel Grant (2015), Aegean Conferences Travel Award (2014), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc (EIPOD) Fellowship, Research Council of Lithuania funding of researchers’ visits to Lithuania, Charles Slater Fund, Alzheimer’s Research UK (2012), the Biochemical Society Travel Award, St John‘s College Graduate Learning and Research Fund Grant, Welcome Trust Bursary (2010), Cambridge European Trust Scholarship, Department of Biochemistry (University of Cambridge) Stipend, St John‘s College (University of Cambridge) Bursary (2008); Research Council of Lithuania funding for student fellowships (2007).