FACULTIES AND INSTITUTES
 

Biologically Active Substance Research Research Group

The Animal and Plant Growth Stimulant Research Laboratory branch was established in 1965 in then existing Faculty of Natural Sciences-Geography. In 1991 the branch was reorganised into a separate subdivision of the Faculty of Natural Sciences – Biologically Active Substance Research Laboratory.

During the first decades of its existence, the main task of the laboratory was the investigation of the impact of stimulants (hormones, ferments, microelements) on various plant and animal physiological functions. The research had mostly been theoretical, but it had a practical application – to increase the productivity of plants and animals.

The technical base and equipment of the laboratory is also used by the lecturers of several university departments for their research. Senior students also use the laboratory for their thesis experiments.

One of the more notable projects undertaken by the laboratory was the investigation of practical applications and the impact of microelements and newly developed enzyme preparations on animal and bird organisms. This was done along with scientific institutions from Lithuania and other countries. During the intense work years of 1983-2004, the laboratory scientists published 66 articles in Lithuanian and international research journals; read 102 reports in national and international conferences; made 7 inventions, 4 of which are patented in Lithuania. Overall the group of researchers involved in the research of this laboratory has great experience in performing scientific research with biologically active substances (enzymes, vitamins, plant preparations, amino acids, microelement iodine, prebiotics and probiotics) and the expediency of their use in breeding birds. The scientific researchers of this laboratory have published over 160 scientific articles based on their work.

While working on their research, the staff of the laboratory cooperate not only with Lithuanian scientific institutions, production organisations, farmers, but also with research centres from abroad. Cooperative scientific-technical programme is pursued with CIS countries; scientific research agreements are made with the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and Estonian University of Life Sciences.

The results of the scientific research performed in the laboratory have been published in Lithuania, Germany, Hungary and Australia. The staff of the laboratory organise national and international conferences along with other departments.

Main research topic

The influence of biologically active (enzyme, phitogenic, probiotic, prebiotic and microelement) substances on the organisms of animals
Research team: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rasa Bobinienė, Prof. Dr. Habil. Manefa Miškinienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diana Gudavičiūtė, Lina Gumbrevičiūtė.
The researchers have published 7 articles in ISI database research journals, 11 articles in other peer-reviewed international research journals, 13 reports in international conferences, 1 popular science article and 1 educational book.

 

Contacts

 

Studentu st. 39, room 215
LT-08106 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 5 275 70 95
E-mail: bamlab@leu.lt

 

Staff