Prof. Saulius Klimašauskas
Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University
Prof. Saulius Klimašauskas is Director and Chief Scientist of the Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University. After graduating the Department Chemistry at Vilnius University and receiving his PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry (1987) he spent 5 years as a visiting scientist with Sir Richard J. Roberts (NL) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. In 1995, he established his own lab at the Institute of Biotechnology where he pursued mechanistic studies and molecular engineering of DNA modification enzymes followed by development of molecular tools for targeted labelling of biopolymers and epigenome analysis. Prof. Klimašauskas was a repeat International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995–2005), a JSPS invited professor at Osaka University (2002) and a recipient of an ERC advanced grant (2017). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (in 2015) and an EMBO member (in 2017).