PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Biology

PhD studies in the area of Biology at LSU started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2014, 65 doctors of science were trained. In 2011, joint doctoral studies in Biological Sciences of Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu (Estonia) were launched. Joint LSU and UT PhD studies in Biology consolidated research in the area of Biology, and they ensure more integrated and substantial investigations of scientific problems in biology.
Research of doctoral students in Biological Sciences involves many branches of biology: Physiology / Biomechanics / Bioinformatics / Histology / Genetics / Animal anatomy and morphology / Animal physiology / Endocrinology / Immunology / General pathology / Gerontology / Biochemistry / Neurology / Anatomy / morphology / Epidemiology / Molecular biophysics.

The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years.

Scientific Committee
Study Subject
Programme of individual study, scientific research, result publication and preparation for a doctoral dissertation
Report on doctoral studies and research activity academic year

The structure of the dissertation based on a collection of scientific articles

Admission Procedure

Admission to joint doctoral programme of 2019 in the field of Biology Sciences at the Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu.

Admission rules
Application form
CV (Personal and professional activities)
Essay requirements
Physiology examination

Dissertation Topics 2019


No. Supervisor Dissertation topic
1. Prof.habil.dr.Poderys Jonas The holistic effects of differential learning methodology in exercise therapy while regaining balance, coordination and gait in elderly**
2. Dr.Solianik Rima Effect of different intensities of exercise on motor memory consolidation in older adults**
3. Prof.dr.Kamandulis Sigitas Making tendon stronger: the effect of training and collagen supplements on tendon (and muscle) structure and function**
4. Doc.dr. Dudonienė Vilma Comparative effectiveness of land versus water based exercise on functional status of patients with neurological disorders**
5. Doc.dr. Kilikevičius Audrius Intracellular response of small RNA-machinery to exercise training**
6. Doc.dr.Imbrasienė Daiva Correlation between intraocular pressure, cerebrovascular autoregulation and retinal vessels for elite athletes during intensive physical exercise**
7. Dr. Daniele Conte Investigating the external and internal training load in volleyball matches and training sessions**
8. Doc.dr. Vilma Dudonienė Effects of water therapy and swimming on cognitive functions (memory, attention, and executive functions) and on dual-task performance in elderly**
9. Dr. Sniečkus Audrius Reliability and validity of the reactive agility tests modified for soccer player**
10. Prof.dr. Venckūnas Tomas Changes of muscle characteristics and motor unit pool during aging: effects of genotype, diet and physical activity**

*- State funded

** – State not funded


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Admission procedure 2017/2018

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