Post-doc at Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland. Former post-doc at German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. Main topic: pharmacology, neuroscience. Working with transgenic mice to understand the mechanisms of depression and neurodegenerative disorders. Other hobbies: traveling in an independent way, skiing, photography.
Monika Koperska works at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, south Poland. Her research is in preservation chemistry, which aims conserve cultural artefacts, from artworks to books. Monika’s PhD focuses on stopping the spontaneous destruction of silk, and she uses Wawel banners from the 16th and 17th century as an example. Monika calls herself a "spectroscopist" - she deliberately “ages” objects in order to, later on, study them with help from a spectroscope and to use the knowledge gained to preserve objects that were ageing in a natural way.