JSMC 2021

First Announcement

Dear colleagues,

Three biochemical societies – the Lithuanian biochemical society, the Polish biochemical society and the Belarusian Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists invite you to participate in the 2nd Belarusian-Lithuanian-Polish Jędrzej Sniadecki Memorial Conference “Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences“ (JSMC 2021), which will be held in the historical city Vilnius, Lithuania, from May 18 to May 20, 2021.

Vilnius University will host the conference. The whole active professional life of prof. Jędrzej Sniadecki was related to Vilnius University, where he worked as the first professor of medicine and chemistry and wrote his prominent scientific books on chemistry, biology and medicine. Jędrzej Sniadecki was the first head of Chemistry Department at Vilnius University (during 1797–1822). The JSMC 2021 will continue to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Sniadecki’s birth following the 1st Belarusian-Lithuanian-Polish Jędrzej Sniadecki Memorial Conference “Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences“, which was organized in Grodno on November 8-9, 2018.

The JSMC 2021 will be organized in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on History of Chemistry (13th ICHC) which will be held in Vilnius (Lithuania), from the 18 to the 22 of May 2021. More information on: https://www.ichc2021vilnius.chgf.vu.lt/ . 2nd  JSMC and 13th ICHC have certain joint parts on historical topics and social programme, but do not share their budgets and therefore register their participants separately (for registration to the 2nd  JSMC please use the site http://www.biochemistry.lt/en/jsmc-2021-2/ ) The registration fee for the 2nd  JSMC will not exceed 100 Eur.

The International Stearing Committee includes:

Sergej Usanov (Co-chair), Vladislav Khrustalev, Andrey Moiseenok (Belarusian Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists);

Andrzej Legocki (Co-chair), Piotr Laidler, Adam Shewczyk (Polish Biochemical society);

Daumantas Matulis (Co-chair), Gervydas Dienys, Vida Mildažienė (Lithuanian Biochemical society).

The local organizing committee:

Gintaras Valinčius – chairman,  director of Vilnius University Life Science Center; Daumantas Matulis, Gervydas Dienys, Gediminas Dubonikas, Jelena Jachno, Valeryia Mikalayeva, Vida Mildažienė.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals 1 December 2020
Notification of acceptance January 2021
Provisional program February 2021
Final program April 2021
Conference dates May 18-20, 2021


The working language of the Conference is English. 

The tentative programme includes plenary lectures, oral presentations, oral flash presentations and poster presentations. The biochemical part of programme will consist of the following thematic sessions:

  • Bio-Based Industries and Bioeconomy
  • Biocatalysis and Biotransformations
  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Bioinformatics / Structural Bioinformatics
  • Biomedicine
  • Molecular foundations of life
  • Molecular pharmacy
  • Plant biochemistry and biotechnology

The JSMC 2021 programme and abstract book will be published and participants will receive it at the registration desk.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Vilnius in May 2021!