Piotr Suffczynski, Ph. D.

Department of Biomedical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University

Piotr Suffczynski photo

Owing to Richard Feynman saying in his Lectures on Physics that central problems of mind and nervous system remain unsolved, it was my dream in early student years to become a neuroscientist. I graduated in Physics (1995) and obtained a PhD in Biomedical Physics (2000) both at the University of Warsaw. My two big career moves were a 3-year postdoc at the Epilepsy Institute of The Netherlands (SEIN) and a 1-year postdoc at the Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. These experiences shaped my research interests for years to come. My pursuits focus on the problem of pathological brain activity associated with epilepsy. I develop innovative computational models to reproduce and better understand signals observed in human and experimental epilepsy. Because of high number of very talented students and PhD students in our Department I’m often engaged in various research projects, e.g., on sensory processing, attention and meditation, in which understanding the brain activities is the fundamental issue.

List of research projects:

Dynamical mechanisms of epileptic transitions

Ionic concentration changes in focal seizures

Mechanisms of generation of Steady State Visual Evoked Potentials

Mindfulness meditation and EEG

You can see 
list of my papers, my CV or my official webpage

Courses websites and online materials for students:

Lectures on Neurobiology

Lectures on Bioelectric Signals

Lecture notes on Computational Neuroscience

Lectures on Modeling at Warsaw University of Technology

Student Projects

Principles of Neural Science (book)