Launched in 2023, the LSMU Zoonosis Centre brings together the University’s microbiologists, virologists, medical practitioners and veterinarians, and public health and other university staff to conduct research on zoonotic diseases, as part of the “One Health” concept.

The Centre’s researchers investigate the epidemiological, genomic, and clinical aspects of various zoonotic agents (tick-borne encephalitis, hepatitis E, SARS-CoV-2 viruses, Campylobacter, E. coli, etc.).

Our Mission

Building a healthier world for people, animals, and the environment.

Our Objectives

  • To coordinate research on zoonoses at the University’s departments
  • To disseminate the research findings
  • To pursue expert activities and provide advice
  • To develop the guidelines for the control and prevention of zoonoses
  • To promote cooperation with national and international institutions in this field


The Centre actively seeks opportunities for national and international cooperation with a wide range of research organisations, government institutions, and non-profit and business organisations.

Zoonosis Centre
Doc. dr. Arnoldas Pautienius