The discovery of life sciences, which is famous for the capital, was creatively honored in Vilnius – artist Eglė Žvirblyė created a colorful sculpture ,,DNA Arch‘‘, symbolizing CRISPR-Cas 9, gene editing technology, which in 2020 became a contender to win the Nobel Prize. This installation is intended to honor both Lithuanian scientific achievements in the field of life sciences and the contribution of Professor Virginijus Šikšnys for undoubtedly one of the most important scientific discoveries. The aim is also for further encourage young scientists to develop and expand the life sciences sector in Vilnius. Thanks to Thermo Fisher Scientific, Northway Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., CasZyme, Baltymas, Biomatter Designs, VU Gyvybės mokslų centras, Versli Lietuva, MITA – Mokslo, inovacijų ir technologijų agentūra, Invest Lithuania, Lietuvos Biotechnologų Asociacija and other organizations, Vilnius is growing rapidly and improving by becoming increasingly important European hub for the life sciences.
Article by: Ruta Stankeviciute