Dr. J. Cicėnas is a biocurator and kinase expert at the CALIPHO group, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, where the main focus of his research interests is on protein kinases, cancer and proteomics. His research is focused on cell signaling (protein kinases in particular) and its role both in normal cells as well as in diseases, such as breast, prostate cancer and leukemia.
In the past Dr. Cicėnas worked a lot in the field of biomarker discovery and other clinics-related topics of cancer research and published several publications on the prognostic role of protein phosphorylation. He worked in Lithuania, Germany, USA, and Switzerland.
Dr. Jonas Cicėnas is also a founder of MAP Kinase Resource, an online knowledge platform and database dedicated to mitogen-activated protein kinases. He is also the editor-in-chief of the related journal “MAP Kinase”. Dr. Cicėnas occasionally writes popular science articles for Lithuanian readers.
In 2012, Dr. Cicėnas significantly contributed to the organization of Life Sciences Baltics 2012 forum – the largest industry event in the Baltic States.