The campus of Vilnius University at Saulėtekio Avenue was recently expanded by a new building of the Joint Life Sciences Centre (JLSC) covering the total area of 24 thousand square meters.
JLSC will operate on the basis of an agreement between the three academic branch units – Institutes of Biochemistry and of Biotechnology and the VU Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Activities of the JLSC will facilitate scientific research, studies and technological development in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, neurobiology, molecular medicine and other related sciences.
The JLSC is a part of the ‘Santara Valley’ project. Together with the ‘Sunrise Valley’ project they both seek to stimulate a breakthrough in research development and the commercialization of research. Both projects have been initiated by VU in cooperation with other national institutions.
The ‘Sunrise Valley’ project concentrates on the research potential in the field of laser and light technologies, materials science, nanotechnologies, semiconductor physics and electronics; whereas the project ‘Santara Valley’ focuses on biotechnology, bio-pharmacy, molecular medicine, innovative medical technologies, information technology, ecosystems and safe environment.