Associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Rimantas Kodzius studied chemistry and biochemistry at Vilnius University (Lithuania, EU) and graduated in 1995. With following studies in Austria (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg), Germany (Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG)) and Switzerland (Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)) he completed his masters (Mag.rer.nat.) and Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) in 1997 and 2002, correspondingly.
During his career, Dr. Kodzius worked in famous Universities and institutes in various other countries, such as Sweden, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, China, and Iraq. Dr. Kodzius is a founding member of the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). In 2017, prestigious journal “Science” published an interview and designated Dr. Kodzius as “The most migratory scientist in the World”.
Dr. Rimantas Kodzius research interests are molecular medicine, microfluidic-based sensors, bioprospecting, and others, related to the living matter. He promotes the interdisciplinary research (such as between biology, chemistry, and physics) through Worldwide collaborations.
Besides research, Dr. Rimantas is providing technical expertise for multiple granting agencies – such as EuroStars (Programme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), for the European Commission Research Executive Agency (ECR EA) (Marie Evaluation expert of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships), and EU parliament as a scientific adviser.
Dr. Rimantas Kodzius is an editor for several scientific journals (“Genes & Genetic Systems”, “Archives of Biotechnology and Biomedicine”, and a guest editor to “Genes”), and serving as a reviewer for more than fifteen scientific journals.
Dr. Kodzius strives for high quality fundamental and applicational science. He has multiple publications, also in high impact factor journals, such as "Science", "Nature Genetics", "Genome Biology", "Nature Methods", etc. According to Google Scholar, Dr. Rimantas H-factor is 20, with resulting 5000 citations to his publications.