Prof., PhD Alina Smalinskiene is Professor in the in the Institute of Biology Systems and Genetic Research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. A.Smalinskiene received her undergraduate training in Biology at Vilnius University at Nature Faculty and the Ph. D. degree in Biology from Kaunas University of Medicine. Scientific interests: genetic polymorphism and gene expression of diseases. A. Smalinskiene was a supervisor of project funded by the State studies and science foundation and economic entity. 2010-2 014 she worked on three Research Council of Lithuania projects. A. Smalinskiene participates in the EU project: “Engineering and functionalization of delivery system with Pelargonium sidoides biologically active substance on inflamed periodontal surface area” funded by EU HORIZONT 2020. She is an author and co-author of 31 scientific articles. A. Smalinskiene also participated in 60 conferences, where she presented the results of her work. She participates in the teaching of genetics and cell biology to graduate students.