EpiLab Team 

EpiLab team leader: Prof. Dr hab, Joanna Hoffmann, University of Arts in Poznan

Prof. Dr hab, Joanna Hoffmann is an artist, researcher, curator, Chair of ASN and leader of the EpiLab Team. Joanna is the leader of the Studio for Interdisciplinary Projects & Research, Faculty of Art Education & Curatorial Studies, University of Arts in Poznan.

Joanna works in the field of multimedia art, immersive installations and experimental video-animation. Her works were presented internationally e.g. at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Warsaw, Dana Centre/Science Museum in London, European Patent Office in Berlin, Transmediale Festival for Digital Culture in Berlin, WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, MUSE New York. Joanna has contributed to many conferences and symposia including ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Arts in Singapore/Sydney/Istanbul; Mutamorphosis in Prague, special guest of the European Congress of Biotechnology in Cracow 2016.

EpiLab Team Art

Dr Milosz Marganski, University of Arts in Poznań

Dr Milosz Marganski has been head of the Animation Department at the Animation Faculty of University of Arts Poznan and works in the field of interactive film, computer games, VR, modern technologies. Milosz is a graduate of the Multimedia Communication Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (currently the University of Arts in Poznań). Milosz has been an assistant at the 3rd Animation Studio since 2010. Milosz filmography includes: Virtual? Reality (2009), Babel (2010), Ars moriendi (2014). Milosz has participated in a number of festivals such as The Young and Cinema 2006, Boruta Fest 2009 (distinction for “Virtual? Reality”), Animator 2013, Melbourne International Animation Festival 2013, Polish Shorts Corner in Cannes 2013, Krakow Film Festival 2013.

Piotr Slomczewski(MA), University of Arts in Poznań

Piotr Słomczewski is an assistant at the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects and Research, UAP. As an artist, he works with various media: sculpture, drawing, painting, sound art, video, multimedia environment, bio-art, performances. In his artistic investigations, he often uses laboratory equipment, as well as programmed electronic circuits and interactive applications that he makes. Piotr Slomczewski graduated with honours from the University of Arts in Poznań, from the Faculty of Art Education, achieving the degree of Master of Arts. Piotr organizes and runs artistic workshops for children (and parents). As a person with synaesthesia himself, he develops a new, friendly and universal formula tests for different types of synaesthesia detection for children, to enhance their learning and creative abilities.

Andre Bartetzki

Andre Bartetzki is a German composer, sound designer and sound engineer, living in Berlin. Author of the renowned software CMask for algorithmic composition. Collaborated with many ensembles and composers of new music around the world. Presented his own compositions at many international festivals including BIMESP São Paulo, SICMF Seoul, SuperCollider Symposium Birmingham/Berlin/London. Andre Bartetzki studied sound engineering at the Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He founded and headed the Studio for Electroacoustic Music there until 2002. From 1999 to 2004 Andre also taught at the media faculty of the Bauhaus University in Weimar and at the Musikhochschule. In 2009, Andre became the director of the Electronic Studio at the Technische Universität Berlin with Volker Straebel.

EpiLab Team Humanities

Juliette Harvey

Juliette originally trained as an anthropologist at the National University of Ireland Maynooth followed by MA Visual and Material Culture Anthropology at University College London. In 2017 she was commissioned by Visual Contemporary Art Galleries, to create a materials library to accompany an exhibition. Juliette used ethnographic research towards creating a visual and sensorial introduction to four decades of an artist’s work. She has researched multidisciplinary artists residencies and recently conducted research of Ireland as part of a Horizon 2020, Arts and Humanities Enterprise Hubs project. Currently, in addition to her work with ASN she is developing Global Creatives for Refugees (GCR). Which she has initiated in her role with a digital humanitarian initiative the Human-Tech Innovation Lab(HTiL).

EpiLab Team Science

Prof. Dr hab. Janusz Bujnicki, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw

Prof. Dr hab. Janusz Bujnicki is a Polish biologist specializing in molecular biology and bioinformatics. As a Professor of biological sciences, Janusz is head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. Janusz Bujnicki specializes in molecular biology and bioinformatics as well as genomics and microbiology. The teams he conducts deal with the study of the relationship between the sequence, structure and function of RNA and proteins, and the study of interactions between these molecules. The research is of theoretical and experimental nature. As part of the research, bioinformatics software is being developed for the prediction and modelling of the three-dimensional structure of proteins and RNA. He is the author of over 250 original works in scientific journals, over 20 review articles and chapters in books.

Prof Dr hab Eliza Wyszko, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Integrative Biology

Prof Dr hab Eliza Wyszko is head of Laboratory of Subcellular Structures Analyses.  The laboratory possesses the equipment to the analysis of intracellular structures and monitoring cellular processes like apoptosis, necrosis, proliferation, and influence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the regulation of physiological conditions. The laboratories equipment allows searching for new therapeutics (low molecular compounds) through cytotoxicity analysis, changes in gene expression (LightCycler 480 Real-Time PCR),transfer of genetic information and signaling, initiation or cell death programming (flow cytometry), intravital confocal analysis of fluorescently labeled cells in monolayer or 3D using Leica TCS SP5 microscope. The Laboratory is concerned with the analysis of cellular parameters such as proliferation, cytotoxicity and cell cycle through impedance measurement using xCELLigence system or using flow cytometer.

Agnieszka Fedoruk-Wyszomirska PhD, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Integrative Biology

Agnieszka works at the Laboratory of Subcellular Structures Analyses. The laboratory possesses the equipment to the analysis of intracellular structures and monitoring cellular processes like apoptosis, necrosis, proliferation, and influence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the regulation of physiological conditions.

EpiLab Team Engineering / Computer Sciences

Dr Thomas Koch

Thomas Koch is Project Manager for Audio related topics at the Capture & Display Systems Group in the Vision & Imaging Technologies Department at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. His R&D activities are related to the following keywords: 3D Audio, Spatial Audio, Binaural Audio, Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, Wave Field Synthesis, Object-Based Audio, Traffic Noise Simulation and Reproduction. Thomas has utilised his specialized use of immersive audio technologies while designing and realizing a multitude of media installations for institutions as well as renowned media Artists. His work is mainly focused on the development of tools needed to cover the full production chain, developing and implementing customized microphone setups, post-production tools and delivery/reproduction formats like Wave Field Synthesis/object-based rendering for large scale audiovisual environments or binaural audio for VR and AR applications. The developed tools and methods for true-to-live capturing and reproduction are used for projects with renowned cultural entities like the ‘Berliner Philharmoniker‘ or the Radiochoir Berlin, as well as for industrial applications, e.g. the realistic reproduction of railway noise and noise abatement methods, realized for Deutsche Bahn AG.

Lukasz Gruszka

Lukasz Gruszka holds a double MA diploma in astronomy and computer sciences from the Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM) in Poznan, Faculty of Physics.

EpiLab Team Collaborators

Dr Vanessa de Oliveira Carlo

Dr Vanessa de Oliveira Carlos holds a PhD in biology and has achieved several years of research experience in academia. She has also been working to create a path in her professional life that would allow her to combine her two passions: science and art. PHD at CRTD/DFG Centre for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence. Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.

Dr Kamil Szpotkowski

Dr Kamil Szpotkowski – Department of Crystallography Center for Biocrystallographic Research, IBCH PAS, Group of Prof. Mariusz Jaskólski