Chief Scientist and Head
Virginijus Šikšnys studied organic chemistry at Vilnius University, receiving his Masters in 1978, then moved to Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he studied enzyme kinetics and received Candidate of Sciences degree (equivalent to PhD) in 1983. From 1982 until 1993 he worked at the Institute of Applied Enzymology in Vilnius. In 1993 he was a visiting scientist in prof. Robert Huber’s laboratory at the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried, Germany.
Since 1995 Virginijus Šikšnys Šikšnys is the chief scientist and head of the Department of Protein-DNA Interactions at the Vilnius University Institute of Biotechnology, since 2006 – professor at Vilnius University and a member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, since 2007 – chair of the Institute of Biotechnology Council.