Dr. Virginijus Siksnys
Council Member
Virginijus was among the very first to discover and characterize the CRISPR-Cas9 complex and recognize its editing potential for “DNA surgery” in many life science applications. His pioneer work was recognized with several international awards including the Kavli Prize. Since CRISPR-Chip is an important chipset type for Cardea, his expertise regarding CRISPR is important in improving fast and precise (amplification-free) DNA and RNA detection.