Biophysics for Bionanotechnology and Biomedicine (BIOMEDTECH)
Basic research: Theoretical modeling and experimental investigation of the influence of strong electric fields on cell membranes: mechanisms of electroporation and electrochemical processes occurring during high-voltage pulses and their consequences, mechanisms of the action of anti-tumor systems (electric pulse and bleomycin, mixture of vitamins C and K3).
Methodological studies: Design of the equipment and the methods used for applying and/or studying cell electroporation and related phenomena.
Applied studies: Application of the results of basic research in tumor and gene therapies, food processing, microorganism inactivation, and designing and developing of bionanotechnologies.
Experiments are carried out in vitro on several cancerous and noncancerous cell lines. Members of the Cluster cooperate with scientists from other Lithuanian institutions and laboratories in the Netherlands, France, Ukraine and the U.S.A. Members of the Cluster present research results at international conferences; publish papers in prestigious journals and books devoted to cell electroporation.
- Leader of the group prof. Gintautas Saulis (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- Assoc. Prof. Danutė Batiuškaitė (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- Prof. Dainius Haroldas Pauža (LUHS Institute of Anatomy)
- Dr. Jūratė Labanauskienė (VU Institute of Oncology)
- Assoc. prof. Alytis Gruodis (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- Dr. Jonas Žiauka (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- Dr. Raminta Rodaitė-Riševičienė (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- Dr. Rita Saulė (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- Dr. Mantas Šilkūnas (VMU Faculty of Natural Sciences)