Iskra Pollak Dorocic, course director
Iskra has always been drawn to both art and science and is fascinated by the intersection of them both. She studied biology during her undergrad years in Montreal, followed by nomadic pursuits in strange corners of the world, and ended up in Stockholm researching the brain. She is working on her PhD thesis probing neural circuits involved in mood regulation at the Karolinska Institute.
[contact: iskra.pollak.dorocic @ ki.se]
Giulia Gaudenzi, course director
Giulia is a self-proclaimed tennis coach, wannabee designer, and connoisseur of cult movies. Giulia discovered the joy of brain science while studying Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet. She currently contributes to the Hermanson lab making hand-drawn type on her laboratory equipment, PhD movie attempts and occasional science. Her main scientific interest is the epigenetic regulation of neural stem cell.
[contact: giulia.gaudenzi @ ki.se]
Matti Nikkola, course director & examiner
Matti research interests focus on the development and evolution of knowledge organizations, using learning models inspired by biological and entrepreneurial theory.Tobias Lilja, course examiner
Tobias Lilja has tried both interviewing pop musicians for student radio and present scientific data in an understandable form. He is also an avid follower of popularized science on podcasts and blogs. He has a PhD in the early development of Drosophila melanogaster and is doing a post-doc on the epigenetics of neural development.