Lithuanian Society of Biotechnologists was established in year 1991 at Vilnius University by initiative of prof. Antanas Glemža. Lithuanian Society of Biotechnologist considered to be the roots of LBTA.
Lithuanian biotechnology association (LBTA) was established in 2003. Founders held a meeting on October 14th, 2003 in the Institute of Biotechnology and consisted of 19 Lithuanian biotechnology specialists: E. Baškys, V. Butkus, G. Dienys, S. Grigiškis, A.E. Janulaitis, S. Klimašauskas, J. Kulys, D. Levišauskas, A. Lubys, R. Meškys, A. Pauliukonis, V. Razumas, K. Sasnauskas, V. Stanys, V. Šikšnys, A.V. Tamošiūnas, A. Valickas, G. Valinčius, A. Žvirblienė. First elected president of LBTA was prof. Algimantas Pauliukonis, director of the Institute of Biotechnology, vice-president prof. Gervydas Dienys. LBTA registered in Lithuanian Registry of Legal Entities and received beneficiary status.