Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology

  • About Institute

    The Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology was established on 15 April 2011 according to the decision of the Senate of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. This new unit of the University united two departments with profound traditions and huge scientific potential, i.e. Department of Physiology and Department of Theoretical and Clinical Pharmacology.

     

    The main sphere of Institute activities is the organisation and performance of scientific work. The Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology arranges and organises various study programmes in all levels of studies, performs scientific research as well as experimental studies and prepeares scientists and specialists.

  • Aims

    The main aims of the Institute: 
    • Perform innovative biomedical research in the fields of physiology and pharmacology;
    • Increase the awareness of the society about healthy living, public health, life quality, functioning of the organism and its systems, prevention and prophylaxis of various diseases;
    • Prepare scientists and actively participate in scientific and study programmes on the local, national and international levels;
    • Provide high-level specialised services to the institutions, which form and establish the local and national policy of health care and medicines control;
    • Effectively apply research data to the health care system and study process;
    • Optimise studies of physiology and pharmacology and implement new teaching methods.
  • Functions

    The main functions of the Institute:
    • Organise and perform study programmes and scientific research;
    • Prepare specialised study plans and programmes;
    • Accumulate equipment needed for studies and research;
    • Prepare textbooks, research articles, teaching books and other study materials;
    • Perform expertise work for research articles, projects, health programmes, medicinal materials and medicines and give scientific and practical recommendations;
    • Prepare national and international proposals for additional funding of scientific and other projects;
    • Organise scientific events, conferences, symposia, etc.;
    • Spread the latest scientific news and experience in the society.
  • Studies

    Bachelor's and Master's degree study subjects

    The Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology organises and offers study subjects to all the faculties of the Medical Academy of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. The disciplines of the Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology are:

    • Physiology
    • Pathological physiology
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Clinical pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Phytopreparations and homeopathic medicines
    • Rational use of antimicrobial drugs
    • Basic nosology

    Students of the second and the third year of the Faculty of Medicine study disciplines of physiology and pharmacology in these modules:

    • Basics of pre-clinical studies and locomotion
    • Metabolism and homeostasis
    • Respiration and circulation
    • Human reproductive health and essentials of clinical studies
    • Fundamentals of neuroscience
    • Immune response and infection

     

    PhD study subjects 

    In the Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology, master theses are prepared by students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, and final research theses are also prepared by students of the Faculty of Medicine. PhD students in biomedicine, in the fields of medicine and pharmacy, study the following subjects in the Institute:

    • Basics of clinical pharmacology
    • Basics of pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetics
    • Application of pharmacological laws and methods in medical research
    • Cell biology
    • Development and quality evaluation of medicines
    • Human physiology: levels and mechanisms of regulation

     

    Unit of Physiology of LSMU Students’ Scientific Association

    On 23 November 2009, the Physiology unit of Students’ Scientific Association of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was established. The chief of the Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology prof. Edgaras Stankevičius became the scientific supervisor of this Unit of Physiology.

  • Research work

    Physiology

    In the period between 1994-1996, The Department of Physiology conducted the project of the European Union Third Framework Programme “Application of novel in vitro technology to human arterial resistance disease”.

    In the period of 2000-2002, a collective project with French National Health and Medical Research Institute (INSERM PECO) was established. The theme of the project was “Ischemic habituation and blockade of sodium/hydrogen ion pump in normal heart and heart with pathological changes”. The results of these projects helped to develop the methods of in vitro miography of arterioles and the computer-based method of isolated heart perfusion. Scientists of the Department participated in the scientific programme of Kaunas University of Medicine “Behavioural mechanisms of vivid tisues”.

    During the period of 2003-2006, under the guidance of prof. E.Kėvelaitis, the scientists of the Department of Physiology participated in the projects of the Lithuanian State Science and Study Foundation “Herbal functional ingredients and supplements for safety and quality of food” and “Research of response to photosensibilisation therapy modulation of experimental tumors” (2008). Until 2010, the scientists of the Department of Physiology prepared 36 publications. 10 of them were in the main list of publications of the International Science Institute.

     

    Theoretical and Clinical Pharmacology

    pills.jpg (200x200, 200x133)The main topics of the scientific work done by the scientists of the Department of Theoretical and Clinical Pharmacology are the effectiveness of drugs, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, etc. One of the main scientific themes of the Department is “Drug consumption, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions”. The staff of the Department perform the expertise of the proposals for drug registration, analyse drug consumption and dependence of drug consumption on prevalence of diseases and social factors.

    In this unit of the Institute, research into clinical pharmacokinetics, evaluation of drug effectiveness and pharmacoepidemiological as well as pharmacoeconomical studies are performed. 

    In the recent years, stem cell research has been developed in this unit of the Institute. The main topics of stem cell research are in the fields of orthopedics and traumatology as well as nephrology. 

     

    PhD students of the Institute

     

     

    Paulius Uginčius

    ugincius@yahoo.co.uk

    Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Edgaras Stankevičius

     

     

     

     

    Mantas Malinauskas

    manteliui@gmail.com

    Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Edgaras Stankevičius

     

     

     

     

    Eglė Svitojūtė

    egleetes@gmail.com

    Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Romaldas Mačiulaitis

     

     

     

     

    Renata Sveikatienė

    renata.sveikatiene@lsmuni.lt

    Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Arvydas Skeberdis

     

     

      

     

    Aurelija Noreikaitė

    n.aurelija@yahoo.com

    Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Edgaras Stankevičius

     

     

  • Collaboration

    National cooperation

    The scientists of the Institute collaborate with the following Lithuanian institutions of education and science:

    The Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology started its cooperation with the State Medicines Control Agency in 2012. The agreement of cooperation was signed on 2 March 2012 by LSMU Rector prof. Remigijus Žaliūnas and chief of the State Medicines Control Agency Gintautas Barcys. The development of this cooperation was entrusted to scientists of the Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology. The main goals of this agreement are an increase in the safety and efective use of medicines in Lithuania and establishment of the residency programme of clinical pharmacology.

     

    International cooperation

    The Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology collaborates with the following institutions on the international level:

  • Services

    The Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology provides services in the following fields:

    • Regulatory affairs
    • Scientific advice
    • Pharmacoepidemiological research
    • Pharmacoeconomical research
    • Analytical research
  • Contacts

    Address

    Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

    Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Šiaurės pr. 57, LT-49264, Kaunas

     

     

    Head of the Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology 

    Prof. Edgaras Stankevičius 

    Šiaurės pr. 57, LT-49264, Kaunas

    edgaras.stankevicius@lsmuni.lt

    837 327257

    Room 215

     

     

    Administration 

     

    Administrator for Physiology 

    Raimonda Mykolaitienė 

    fiziologija@lsmuni.lt

    837 395380

    Room 218

     

      

    Administrator for Pharmacology 

    Eglė Svitojūtė, assistant, PhD student, laboratory technician

    egleetes@gmail.com

    837 327244; mob. 8684 56752

    Room 216

     

     

    Administrator for Clinical Pharmacology 

    Teresė Birutė Palubinskaitė, laboratory technician

    tpalub@yahoo.com

    837 326889

     

     

      

     

    Physiology 

    Address

    Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Šiaurės pr. 57, LT-49264, Kaunas

     

    Teachers

     

     

    Dalia Akramienė, lecturer

    dalia.akramiene@lsmuni.lt

    837 327285

    Room 214

     


     

    Jonas Andriuškevičius, lecturer

    jonasan@medi.lt

    837 396053

    Room 221

     

     

      

    Assoc. prof. Genovaitė Civinskienė

    genuvaite.civinskiene@med.kmu.lt

    837 396053

    Room 221

     

     

     

    Voldemaras Giedrimas, assistant

    voldemaras.g@gmail.com

    837 327258

    Room 222

     

      

     

    Aldona Gružienė, assistant, laboratory technician

    atsarginis.ag@gmail.com

    837 327258

    Room 222

     

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Vilma Jurkštienė   

    vilmajurkstiene@gmail.com

    837 396053

    Room 221

     

     

     

    Igor Korotkich, lecturer

    igor@med.kmu.lt

    837 327285

    Room 214

     

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Alė Laukevičienė

    ale.laukeviciene@googlemail.com

    837 327285

    Room 214

                                                                    


     

    Prof. Robertas Lažauskas

    robertas.lazauskas@lsmuni.lt

    837 396053

    Room 221

     


      

    Lina Malcienė, lecturer   

    lmalciene@gmail.com

    837 377285

    Room 214

     

     

     

    Mantas Malinauskas, assistant, PhD student

    manteliui@gmail.com

    837 327258

    Room 222

     

     

     

    Gintaras Paknys, assistant

    gintpak@gmail.com

    837 327258

    Room 222

     

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Žibuoklė Senikienė

    senikiene@yahoo.com

    837 396053

    Room 221

     

     

     

    Gytis Svirskis, lecturer

    svirskis@med.kmu.lt

    837 377285

    Room 214

     

     

     

    Genovaitė Šimonienė – Kazlauskienė, lecturer

    genovaite.simoniene@lsmuni.lt

    837 396053

    Room 221

     

     

     

    Virginija Tautkevičienė, assistant, laboratory technician

    virgtautk@gmail.com

    837 327258

    Room 222

     

     

     

    Paulius Uginčius, assistant, PhD student

    ugincius@yahoo.co.uk

    837 327258

    Room 222

     

     

     

    Giedrė Stanaitienė, lecturer

    giesta999@gmail.com

    837 396053

    Room 221

      

     

      

    Prof. Arvydas Skeberdis

    arske@med.kmu.lt

    837 302880

     

     

     

    Alumni

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Rimvydas Miliauskas

    milius@med.kmu.lt

    837 327285

    Room 214

     

      

    Staff

     

            

    Alvydas Juodžiukynas, senior engineer

    alvydas@gmail.com

    837 396059

    Room 224 

     

     

     

    Rosita Šarapova, laboratory technician

    rosita.sarapova@hotmail.lt

    837 327256

    Room 209

     

     

    Laimutė Česnienė, senior laboratory technician

    Vilma Petrylaitė, laboratory technician

    Simona Stankevičiūtė, laboratory technician

    Room 228 

     

     

    Pharmacology

    Address

    Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Šiaurės pr. 57, LT-49264, Kaunas 

    837 327244

     

    Teachers

     

     

    Vygintas Barsys, assistant

    vygabs@yahoo.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Rimas Jonas Jankūnas, lecturer

    rimasjankunas@gmail.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Gediminas Legas, assistant

    gediminaslegas@gmail.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

     


     

    Valdas Liukaitis, assistant

    valdeliuk@yahoo.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Arvydas Milašius

    farma@lsmuni.lt

    837 327242 

    Room 219

     

      

     

    Aurelija Noreikaitė, assistant, PhD student

    n.aurelija@yahoo.com

    837 395380; mob. 8646 85377

    Room 218

     

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Rugilė Pilvinienė

    rugile.pilviniene@gmail.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Donatas Ragaišis, assistant

    ragaisisd@yahoo.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

      

     

     

    Nijolė Ragaišytė, lecturer

    nijole.ragaisyte@gmail.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Giedrė Sakalauskienė, lecturer

    giedre2006@gmail.com

    837 327244

    Room 216

      

     

     

    Prof. Andrius Sveikata

    sveikata@med.kmu.lt

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Renata Sveikatienė, assistant, PhD student

    renata.sveikatiene@lsmuni.lt

    837 327244

    Room 216

      

     

     

    Eglė Svitojūtė, assistant, PhD student, laboratory technicin

    egleetes@gmail.com

    837 327244; mob. 8684 56752

    Room 216

     

     

     

    Arvydas Ūsas, lecturer

    arvydas.usas@lsmuni.lt

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

    Staff

    Gražina Kuzminova, laboratory technician

    837 327244

    Room 216

     

     

    Clinical Pharmacology

    Address

    LSMU Hospital Kaunas Clinics

    Eivenių g. 2, LT–50009, Kaunas

    Department of Cardiology, Rooms 11–14

    837 326889 

    http://kfarmakologija.mokslo.info

     

    Teachers

     

     

    Assoc. prof. Gintautas Gumbrevičius

    gingum@takas.lt

    837 326889

     

     

     

     

    Prof. Edmundas Kaduševičius

    e610614@yahoo.com

    837 326889

      

     

     

     

    Prof. Romaldas Mačiulaitis

    romaci11@gmail.com

    837 326889

     

     


     

    Irena Milvidaitė, lecturer

    irena.milvidaite@kaunoklinikos.lt

    837 326889 

     

     

     

     

    Romualdas Tomas Preikša, lecturer

    preiksar@yahoo.com

    837 326889