Prof. Grażyna Jasieńska
Grazyna received her PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University. Currently she is professor at the Institute of Public Health at the Jagiellonian University and head of the Department of Environmental Health. She leads the Evolutionary Human Ecology group and established the Mogielica Human Ecology Study Site in rural Poland where her team conducts longitudinal projects on human life history, fertility and health. Grazyna is also interested in aging in relation to reproductive effort and in her current projects she investigates physiological and genetic trade-offs between fertility, health, and lifespan. She discusses many of her ideas and research findings in a recent book “The Fragile Wisdom: An Evolutionary View on Women’s Biology and Health” (Harvard University Press, 2013; http://www.amazon.com/The-Fragile-Wisdom-Evolutionary-Biology/sim/0674047125/2). She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and holds a position of Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Anthropology at Yale University.
Dr. Michał Jasieński
Michał Jasieński holds M.Sc. from the Jagiellonian University and M.A. and PhD from Harvard University (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences). Associate Professor at Nowy Sacz Business School – National-Louis University in Nowy Sacz, Poland, where he teaches innovation management, organizational behavior, leadership and critical and creative thinking courses, both in Polish- and in English-language programs. From 2007 until 2009 served as dean of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Management. He led projects within the „The Creator of Innovativeness” governmental progam: „Innovation and Cooperation” (2010-12) and “Innovation Culture” (2012-14), aimed at improving innovation management skills among scientists, managers, entrepreneurs and students in Poland. He created the Center for Innovatics at WSB-NLU which integrates research and educational activities in the area of innovation management. Senior researcher and Steering Committee member of the project “REINVENT: Transforming SMEs in Creative Sectors Through Business Model Innovation” (2013-2016), within the Marie Curie Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) program. Serves as Innovation Editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Management. Published over 50 original research papers and essays in natural sciences, philosophy of science, methodology of education and knowledge management, which appeared in leading academic journals (Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Scientometrics, The Scientist, Ecology) and in Polish periodicals. He is co-founder and vice-president of the “Salus Publica” Foundation for Public Health and member of the “Kyoto-Kraków” Foundation.