Experts 2019

Piotr Popik

Piotr Popik (MD, PhD), born 1962 in Koszalin, Poland, is a Polish neuropsychopharmacologist specializing in the research of drugs that affect the brain and conditions such as depression, drug addiction, cognitive and social disturbances as well as animal emotions and communication.  Author of more than 140 published papers and book chapters, and of the book on addictive substances for teenagers (“Dlaczego Narkotyki”, in Polish).  Popik is the professor of medical sciences and the Head of Behavioral Neuroscience and Drug Development lab at the Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow; he also teaches pharmacology at the Medical College of Jagiellonian University. 

Robert Kuba Filipkowski

Robert Kuba Filipkowski, Ph.D., is a behavioral neuroscientist with extensive background in molecular and cellular biology, including studies on transgenic animals and gene expression. Presently, he heads the Behavior and Metabolism Research Laboratory at Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. His research interests include the functional significance and nuclear dynamics of adult hippocampal neurogenesis as well as the communication between rats with ultrasonic vocalizations. His current experiments are focused on using rat vocalizations as trained instrumental reactions as well as studying rat behavioral and physiological responses to recorded ultrasonic vocalizations.

Alicja Wieczorkowska

Alicja A. Wieczorkowska Ph.D., D.Sc. is a computer scientist, specializing in audio signal analysis. She is presently an Associate Professor and the Head of Multimedia Laboratory at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland. Additionally, she is also an Associate member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her scientific interests include audio information retrieval, data mining, as well as computer graphics, multimedia, and automated identification of emotions from various signals.