Prof. Janina Tutkuviene, MD, PhD

Prof. Dr. (HP) JANINA TUTKUVIENE is a medical doctor, anatomist and anthropologist, head of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University. Her scientific interest is a broad interdisciplinary area that covers physical anthropology, clinical auxology, reproductive biology, human adaptation and ecology, evolutionary medicine. Janina Tutkuviene has elaborated growth references for Lithuanian children. Currently, her scientific scope is related to growth and maturation of children, growth programming, physical status in relation to different clinical pathologies, worldwide variation in body size and maturation, secular trend, body image and attractiveness, head and face morphology, morphological and functional asymmetry of the body. Janina Tutkuviene has published (together with co-authors) over 230 research papers. She has delivered many scientific presentations or keynote lectures at the Universities of different countries in Europe and US.

Professor took part at several EC projects (STOP-II, AGIS, ISEC, Leonardo da Vinci, HORIZON 2020). Janina Tutkuviene is an active member of many international scientific societies and editorial boards: council member of the European Anthropological Association (EAA); member of the International Association of Human Biologists; member of the Society for Study of Human Biology (SSHB); member of the International Auxological Society; member of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES); editorial board member of journal Anthropologischer Anzeiger, Acta Medica Lituanica, Visuomenes Sveikata (Public Health, LT) and Journal of Human Ecology. Professor has a broad collaboration with scientists from many countries (Austria, Croatia, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, UK, US and the others). Professor has been supervisor or consultant of 12 PhD students, currently she is supervising five PhD thesis.


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Invited speakers

Main topics

  • Early feeding and growth
  • First 1000 days
  • Biological models in growth
  • Growth disorders
  • Birth cohorts
  • Croatian Islands' Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS)
  • Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition and body composition
  • Epigenetics of growth and development
  • Environmental effects on growth
  • Recent advances in data analysis
  • Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology
  • Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance
  • Complex and genetic disorders
  • The exposome and allergic diseases
  • Growth and development in educational context (in collaboration with Education and Teacher Training Agency - in Croatian)




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Important info

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to postpone the ISGA Congress, originally planned for May 27-31 2020 in Šibenik, Croatia. Even with the vaccinations, the situation is not improving significantly and prevents us from holding the Congress in 2021.

International Society for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology (ISGA), with the Institute and Anthropological Research as host, and European Anthropological Association (EAA) came to a mutual decision to hold a joint ISGA & EAA Congress in 2024 in Croatia. We look forward to this event as a great opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and networking!

As the planning for the 2024 Congress proceeds, we will be updating the website to keep you informed, so please check the website and do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.