prof. habil. dr. Valdemaras Razumas
Chairman of the Research Council of Lithuania since 28 June 2018
Born 17 July 1955 in Klaipėda. Married with 3 children. Graduated from Vilnius University Faculty of Chemistry in 1978 and became a Lecturer. Successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on the subject ‘Catalytic Electron Transport Systems Based on Hydrolysis’ in the field of chemical sciences (supervisor prof. habil. dr. Juozas Kulys, Full Member of the Research Council of Lithuania). Successfully defended the doctoral dissertation (habil. dr.) ‘Protein Molecule Structure and Functioning at the Electrode-Electrolyte Interface’ in the field of chemical sciences in Moscow State University, 1990.
Scientific interests lie in physical chemistry of biomolecules: biomolecule structure and functioning in homogeneous mediums and at interfaces; polymorphism of lipids and bio-membrane models; electrochemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecule, biological and artificial supramolecular structures and their models; immobilisation in biocatalysts; electrochemical biosensors and the mathematical modelling of their activity.
1978-1980, Chemical Engineer at Enzyme Chemistry Sector of Institute of Biochemistry at Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. 1980-1983, Junior Research Associate at Enzyme Chemistry Laboratory. 1983-1985, Senior Research Associate. 1985-1992, Head of Bioelectrochemistry Sector at Enzyme Chemistry Laboratory. 1992-2004, Head of Institute of Biochemistry. 2004-2009, Head of Bioelectrochemistry and Biospectroscopy Department at Institute of Biochemistry. Since 2009, Senior Research Fellow at Department of Bioanalysis, Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre.
1993, became Professor at Vytautas Magnus University. 1994-2000, Expert Member at Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. 1996-2014, Member of Senate at Vytautas Magnus University.
1997-1999, Vice-Chairman at the Conference of the Board of Directors of Lithuanian science institutes. 1999-2001 Chairman.
1999-2002, Member of Physical Sciences Section of Committee for Granting the Lithuanian Science Awards. In 2000, Associate Member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. 2001-2002, Vice-Chairman of the Conference of the Board of Directors of Lithuanian science institutes.
2003-2006, Vice-Chairman of Committee for Granting the Lithuanian Science Awards. 2009-2016, Chairman.
2005-2009, Scientific Secretary and Head of Physics and Chemistry Department at Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Since 2006, full Member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
2009-2018, President of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
2009-2014, Member of Senate at Vilnius University.
2017-2018, Board Chairman at Research Council of Lithuania.