My Academic CV

Natalia Bielczyk, PhD


BASIC PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: Natalia Zofia Bielczyk, PhD
Date of Birth: January 14th, 1986
Place of Birth: Katowice, Poland
Nationality: Polish
Country of residence: the Netherlands (since 2011)
Business email: info@welcome-solutions.com
Twitter: @nbielczyk_neuro, @nBielczykCrypto
Clubhouse: @nataliabielczyk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliabielczyk/
Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/nataliabielczyk/
Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/nataliabielczyk/
Medium: https://medium.com/@nataliabielczyk1/
ORCiD: 0000-0003-1604-9143

POSITION
July 1st, 2019 – present: Owner at Welcome Solutions, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (KvK-nummer 75296284), a company offering (i) career development workshops and coaching sessions, (ii) freelance writing services (business plans, white papers, other documents), (iii) business consultancy.
November 7th, 2018 – present: Founder and Director at Stichting Solaris Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (KvK-nummer 73055093), a private foundation set to (i) improve on the quality of mentoring in academia, (ii) assist in transfers between academia and industry, (iii) improve on fairness in scientific projects. The foundation has received the ANBI status and as such, it is recognized as an institution for public good in the Netherlands.

WORKING EXPERIENCE
October 1st, 2013 – September 30th, 2017: PhD candidate at UMC St. Radboud, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience
April 1st – September 30th, 2013: a Research Assistant at UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

EDUCATION
June 18th, 2020: Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre & Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Thesis: Signal detection and causal inference in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
September 28th, 2012: M.Sc. in Physics (specialization: Medical Physics), University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Thesis: Description of spectral characteristics for multichannel EEG record with use of VFAD
July 15th, 2010: M.Sc. in Mathematics (specialization: Mathematics Applied in Social Sciences), University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Thesis: Dynamical Models of Interpersonal Interactions with Delay
February 23rd, 2010: M.Sc. in Psychology (specialization: Psychometrics), University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Thesis: Multiple Classification of Drawing Forms as a tool measuring capacity for solving divergent problems
2004 – 2012: College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw

BOOKS
Bielczyk, N. (2019). What Is Out There for Me? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks Amazon Digital Services LLC. ISBN-10: 1675579660
Bielczyk, N. (2021). The Longest Journey: On the Odyssey Through the Job Market, Dream Careers, and How to Build Them. Amazon Digital Services LLC. [In preparation]

MEDIA APPEARANCES
Natalia on her own story arc so far: PhD Career Stories, episode #97
Natalia on handling failure and hardship throughout the professional career: “How I Fail” Series by Veronika Cheplygina, S02E02
Natalia on what she learned about herself in academia: Share on Board series, article #2
Natalia on the job market for PhDs and self-navigation in the job market: PaPa PhD podcast, S02E07
Natalia on her company, her book, and looking for a new purpose after leaving academia: #ChangeHigherEd & #HireHigherEd event, November 25th 2020
Natalia on her gap year after the PhD: Self-Compassionate Professor podcast, episode 42

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
[01] PUBLISHED
Sarabipour, S., Hainer, S. J., Arslan, F. N., de Winde, C. M., Furlong, E., Bielczyk, N., Jadavji, N. M., Shah, A. P., Davla, S. (2021). Building and sustaining mentor interactions as a mentee. The FEBS Journal, DOI: 10.1111/febs.15823
Bielczyk, N. (2021). Finding Your Tribe. ecrLife blog. https://ecrlife.org/finding-your-tribe/
Sarabipour, S., Hainer, S. J., Furlong, E., Jadavji, N. M., de Winde, C. M., Bielczyk, N., Shah, A. P. (2021). Writing an effective and supportive recommendation letter. The FEBS Journal, DOI: 10.1111/febs.15757
Bielczyk, N. Z. & Bonet-Carne, E. (2020). Safety vs freedom: the landscape of post-PhD careers. https://ecrlife.org/academic-career-landscape/
Bielczyk, N. Z., Ando*, A., Badhwar*, A., Caldinelli*, C., Gao*, M., Haugg*, A., Hernandez*, L. M., Ito*, K., Kessler*, D., Lurie*, D., Makary*, M. M., Nikolaidis*, A., Veldsman*, M., Allen, C., Bankston, A., Costa Boffino, C., Bottenhorn, K. L., Braukmann, R., Cheplygina, V., Ercan, E., Finc, K., Foo, H., Khatibi, A., La, C., Mehler, D. M. A., Narayanan, S., Poldrack, R. A., Raamana, P. R., Salo, T., Goddard-Sebillotte, C., Uddin, L. Q., Valeriani, D., Valk, S. L., Walton, C. C., Ward, P. G. D., Yanes, J. A., Zhou, X., OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group. Effective self-management for early career researchers in the natural and life sciences. Neuron 22(2): 212-7, IF(2018): 14.403. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.03.015
Tennant, J., Bielczyk, N., Greshake Tzovaras, B., Masuzzo, P., Steiner, T. (2020). Introducing Massively Open Online Papers (MOOPs). Accepted in KULA: knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies 4(1): 1. DOI: 10.5334/kula.63
Cheplygina, V., Hermans, F., Albers, C., Bielczyk, N., Smeets, I. (2020). Ten Simple Rules for Getting Started on Twitter as a Scientist. PLoS Computational Biology 16(2): e1007513, IF(2018): 4.428. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007513
Koenings, M., Blokpoel, M., Kapusta, K., Claassen, T., Butelaar, J. K., Glennon, J. C., Bielczyk, N. Z. (2019). Quantifying free behavior in an~open field using k-motif approach. Scientific Reports 9:19873, IF(2018): 4.122, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56482-z
Lurie*, D. J., Kessler*, D.,  Bassett, D. S., Betzel, R. F., Breakspear, M., Keilholz, S., Kucyi, A., Liégeois, R., Lindquist, M. A., McIntosh, A. R., Poldrack, R. A., Shine, J. M., Thompson, W. H., Bielczyk, N. Z., Douw, L., Kraft, D., Miller, R. L., Muthuraman, M., Pasquini, L., Razi, A., Vidaurre, D., Xie, H., Calhoun, V. D. (2019). Questions and controversies in the study of time-varying functional connectivity in resting fMRI. Network Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1162/netn_a_00116
Bielczyk, N., Llera, A., Buitelaar, J. K., Glennon, J., Beckmann, C. (2019). Increasing robustness of pairwise methods for effective connectivity in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by building a classifier based on the Dynamic Causal Modeling generative model and complex moments of the BOLD distribution. Network Neuroscience 3(4): 1009–1037. DOI: 10.1162/netn_a_00062
Bielczyk*, N., Piskała*, K., Płomecka*, M, Radziński, P., Todorova, L., Foryś, U. (2019).  A time-delay model of decision making in cortical networks. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0211885, IF(2017): 2.766. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211885
Bielczyk, N., Uithol, S., van Mourik, T., Anderson, P., Glennon, J. C., Buitelaar, J. K. (2019). Disentangling causal webs in the brain using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A review of current approaches. Network Neuroscience 3(2): 237-273, DOI: 10.1162/netn_a_00062
Bielczyk*, N. Z., Veldsman*, M., Ando, A., Caldinelli, C., Makary, M. M., Nikolaidis, A., Scelsi, M. A., Stefan, M., OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group, Badhwar, A. (2018). Establishing online mentorship for early career researchers: Lessons from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping International Mentoring Programme. European Journal of Neuroscience, IF(2018): 2.941, DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14320
Bours*, C. C. A. H., Bakker-Huvenaars*, M. J., Tramper, J., Bielczyk, N., Scheepers, F., Nijhof, K. S., Baanders, A. N., Rommelse, N. N. J., Medendorp, P., Glennon, J. C. and Buitelaar, J. K. (2018). Emotional face recognition in male adolescents with autism spectrum disorder or disruptive behavior disorder: an eye-tracking study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 1-15, IF(2015): 3.339, DOI: 10.1007/s00787-018-1174-4
Bielczyk, N., Walocha*, F., Ebel, P., Llera, A., Haak, K., Buitelaar, J. K., Glennon, J. C., Beckmann, C. F. (2018). Thresholding functional connectomes by means of Mixture Modeling. NeuroImage 171: 402-414, IF(2017): 5.835, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.003
Jager, A., Amiri, H., Bielczyk, N., Heukelum, S., Heerschap, A., Aschrafi, A., Poelmans, G., Buitelaar, J., Kozicz, T., Glennon, J. (2017). Cortical control of aggression: GABA signalling in the anterior cingulate cortex. European Neuropsychopharmacology, IF(2017): 4.239, DOI: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.12.007 
Foryś, U., Bielczyk, N., Piskała, K., Płomecka, M, Poleszczuk, J. (2017). Delay-induced impairments in perceptual decision making: neuronal population modeling approach. Complexity, IF(2016): 4.621 (2/100, Mathematics Interdisciplinary Applications)
Bielczyk, N., Llera, A., Buitelaar, J. K., Glennon, J. C., Beckmann, C. F. (2017). The impact of haemodynamic variability and signal mixing on the identifiability of effective connectivity structures in BOLD fMRI. Brain and Behavior, IF(2016): 2.128, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.777
Bielczyk, N., Buitelaar, J., Glennon, J., Tiesinga, P. (2015). Circuit to construct mapping: amathematical tool for assisting the diagnosis and treatment in major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry 6:29, IF(2016): 3.53, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00029
Bielczyk,  N.,  Foryś,  U.,  Płatkowski,  T.  (2013).  Dynamical models of dyadic interactions with delay. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology 37(4): 223-249, IF(2016): 0.680, DOI: 10.1080/0022250X.2011.597279
Bielczyk, N., Bodnar, M., Foryś, U. (2012). Delay Can Stabilize: Love Affairs Dynamics. Applied Mathematics and Computation 219(8): 3923–37, IF(2016): 1.738, DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2012.10.028
[02] UNDER REVIEW:
Fakhar, K., Schmors, L., Gonschorek, D., Bielczyk, N. Z. (2019). Neuronal Causes and Behavioural Effects: a Review on Logical, Methodological, and Technical Issues With Respect to Causal Explanations of Behaviour in Neuroscience. Under review.
[03] PREPRINTS:
Bielczyk, N. Z. & Bonet-Carne, E. (2019). Safety or freedom? On the post-PhD career tracks. Open Science Framework, DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/5HM8P
Fakhar, K., Schmors, L., Gonschorek, D., Bielczyk, N. Z. (2019). Neuronal Causes and Behavioural Effects: a Review on Logical, Methodological, and Technical Issues With Respect to Causal Explanations of Behaviour in Neuroscience. PsyArXiv, DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/zk2dy
Koenings, M., Blokpoel, M., Kapusta, K., Claassen, T., Butelaar, J. K., Glennon, J. C., Bielczyk, N. Z. (2019). Quantifying free behavior in an~open field using k-motif approach. bioRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/735399
Tennant, J., Bielczyk, N., Cheplygina, V., Greshake Tzovaras, B., Hartgerink, C., Havemann, J., Masuzzo, P., Steiner, T. (2019). Ten simple rules for researchers collaborating on Massively Open Online Papers (MOOPs). Open Science Framework, URL: https://osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/et8ak
Bielczyk, N. Z., Ando*, A., Badhwar*, A., Caldinelli*, C., Gao*, M., Haugg*, A., Hernandez*, L. M., Ito*, K., Kessler*, D., Lurie*, D., Makary*, M. M., Nikolaidis*, A., Veldsman*, M., Allen, C., Bankston, A., Bottenhorn, K. L., Braukmann, R., Cheplygina, V., Calhoun, V., Costa Boffino, C., Ercan, E., Finc, K., Foo, H., Khatibi, A., La, C., Mehler, D. M. A., Narayanan, S., Poldrack, R. A., Raamana, P. R., Salo, T., Goddard-Sebillotte, C., Uddin, L. Q., Valeriani, D., Valk, S. L., Walton, C. C., Ward, P. G. D., Yanes, J. A., Zhou, X., OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group. Effective self-management for early career researchers in the natural and life sciences. Open Science Framework, DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/W6EMK
Bielczyk*, N., Piskała*, K., Płomecka*, M, Radziński, P., Todorova, L., Poleszczuk, J., Foryś, U. (2018). A time-delay model of decision making in cortical networks. bioRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/348276
Bielczyk, N., Uithol, S., van Mourik, T., Havenith, M. N., Anderson, P., Glennon, J. C. , Buitelaar, J. K. (2017). Causal inference in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: a Review of current approaches. arXiv:1708.04020
Bielczyk, N., Llera, A., Buitelaar, J. K., Glennon, J., Beckmann, C. (2016). Increasing robustness of pairwise methods for effective connectivity in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by using fractional moment series of BOLD signal distributions. arXiv:1606.08724

[04] CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Piskała, K., Płomecka, M., Bielczyk, N. (2017). Neural mass with short-term synaptic plasticity (STP) as a model of a winner-take-all competition in sensory systems. Proceedings of the XXIV National Conference on Application of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine, Jugowice, September 11th-15th.
Bodnar, M., Foryś, U., Poleszczuk, J., Bielczyk, N. (2010). Delay Can Stabilize: Love Affairs Dynamics. Proceedings of the XVI National Conference on Application of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine, Krynica Górska, September 14th-18th, pp. 12-17, AGH Kraków
[05] BOOK CHAPTERS
Bielczyk, N., Buitelaar, J., Glennon, J., Tiesinga, P. (2015). Circuit to construct mapping: amathematical tool for assisting the diagnosis and treatment in major depressive disorder. In: Kalis, A., Strijbos, D., de Bruin, L. and Glas, G. (Eds.): Causal explanation in psychiatry – beyond scientism and scepticism (pp. 88-102). Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Lewiński, P., Łukasik, M., Kurdej, K., Leonarski, F., Bielczyk, N., Rakowski, F., Rączaszek-Leonardi, J., Plewczyński, D. (2019). The World Color Survey: Data Analysis and Simulations. In: Massip Bonet, À., Bel-Enguix, G., Bastardas-Boada, A. (Eds): Complexity Applications in Language and Communication Sciences (pp. 289-311). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04598-2_16

CONFERENCE TALKS / INVITED TALKS AND SEMINARS
March 10th, 2020: Tech Tuesday Utrecht, a talk: PhD students on the job market
March 9th, 2020: #Crossroads Career Event, Radboud University, Nijmegen, keynote talk: What to choose: PhD or industry?
January 21st, 2020: Open MR Benelux event, Nijmegen, a talk: Where to Go Next? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks
October 30th, 2019: Avengers for Better Science event, Leiden, talks Self-management & Mentoring and Transferable skills & moving outside academia
October 4th, 2019: Brainhack Zurich 2019, a workshop: What next? The landscape of post-PhD career tracks
June 13th, 2019, Rome, Italy, Organization for Human Brain Mapping annual meeting, workshop “Looking for Jobs Outside of Academia,” a talk: The job market landscape for PhDs
June 7th, 2019, Maastricht, the Netherlands: Medical Genetics Center (MGC) Workshop 2019, keynote lecture: Self-management for early career researchers in the natural sciences
March 19th, 2019, Hilversum, the Netherlands: ICT.Open 2019, skills workshop: Self-management for early career researchers
March 2nd, 2019: Brainhack Warsaw 2019, a talk: Open mentoring
January 16th, 2019: OpenMR Benelux event, Leiden, the Netherlands, a talk: Sharing is caring: how mentoring and open science come together to equalize chances for career development in academia
November 25th 2017: Aspects of Neuroscience international conference at the University of Warsaw, Warsaw, a talk: Causality in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
November 22nd, 2017: the Department of Neurophysiology at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, invited seminar: The landscape after the Brainhack – on the results and impressions after the first AoN Brainhack Warsaw
September 25th, 2017: Coupling and Causality in Complex Systems, international conference at the University of Cologne, Germany, a talk: Causality in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
November 29th, 2016: TACTICS Consortium General Meeting, Fuertaventura, symposium talk: Momentum: a new, joint nonparametric pipeline for signal detection and causal inference in fMRI
November 11th, 2016: Donders Discussions, international PhD student conference, a talk: Pitfalls of causal research in fMRI
June 6th, 2016: XXXVI Dynamics Days Europe, Corfu, Greece, a conference talk: Causal connectome of the human brain: how do the large-scale networks communicate?
April 29th, 2016: European Meeting of Neuroscience by PhD students, 2nd Edition, Grenoble, France, an opening conference talk: Searching for causal networks in the brain
November 5th, 2015: Donders Discussions, international PhD student conference, a talk: Causal research in fMRI
May 14th, 2015: Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina, invited seminar: Causal research in fMRI
April 14th, 2015: University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, an invited seminar: Causal research in fMRI
July 30th, 2014: Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece: Dos and don’ts in the causal research in fMRI

CONFERENCE POSTERS
July 9th, 2018: FENS Forum Berlin: a poster ‘Thresholding functional connectomes in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Mixture Modeling
June 17th-21st, 2018: Organization for Human Brain Mapping annual meeting, Singapore, posters: Thresholding functional connectomes in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Mixture Modeling and A new approach to robust effective connectivity estimation using fractional cumulants
October 15th, 2017: World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Orlando, USA, a poster: From functional to causal genomics: on the directed interactions in a gene-coexpression network underlying Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
June 29th, 2016: OHBM conference, Geneva, Switzerland, a poster: Momentum: A new method for causal inference in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
June 17th, 2015: OHBM conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, a poster: An information Theoretic View on Causal Modeling in fMRI
December11th,  2014:  BrainModes international conference,  London,  a poster:  Insightsinto causal inference in fMRI by means of Dynamic Causal Modeling
June 28th, 2011: 8th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, and Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Kraków, Poland, a poster: Delay can stabilise: population and love affairs dynamics
April 1st, 2011: 13th International Neuroscience Winter Conference, Soelden, Austria, posters: Increased analytical thinking in depression and Perspectives on Research on Depressive Realism Phenomenon

OTHER SEMINAR WORK
Bielczyk, N. (2019, November 27th). Proof of Mind. https://medium.com/@natalia.bielczyk1/proof-of-mind-620280b45f8e

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
August 2019: personal Mozilla Scholarship (1,500 USD + covering travel costs) to attend Mozilla Fest in London, October 25-27, 2019
September 2017: Womanium Neuro Scholars Scholarship within the Elemental Woman in STEM+Entrepreneurship mentoring programme:
http://womanium.org/Profiles/Profile.html/4736924497477632
June, 2016: Young Researchers Award (+600Eur prize) at the XXXVI Dynamics Days Europe, Corfu, Greece, for a conference talk: Causal connectome of the human brain: how do the large-scale networks communicate?
2006-2007 – academic scholarship of the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (for 10-15% of students with highest GPA)
2002 – Scholarship of the Prime Minister of Poland for excelling high school students
GRANTS
Mozilla Open Science Mini Grant, for the project entitled Avengers for Better Science (https://avengers-for-better-science.github.io/): a retreat organized to support young researchers committed to building an inclusive, open and ethical academia
FENS-IBRO/PERC Travel Grant for attending FENS Forum Berlin, July 7th-11th, 2018 (750 EUR)
IBRO International Travel Grant for research related travel, January, 1st – June 30th, 2018 (1,800 EUR)
IBRO-PERC Financial Support of Workshops, Symposia and Meetings 2017, for organizing AoN Brainhack Warsaw, November 17th-19th 2017 (4,000 EUR)
Radboud Internationalisation Grant for Outgoing PhD candidates 2017, for attending World Congress of Psychiatry Genetics meeting, WCPG, Orlando, USA (700 EUR)
Radboud Internationalisation Grant for Outgoing PhD candidates 2016, for attending Organisation of Human Brain Mapping, OHBM, Geneva, Switzerland (400 EUR)

SUMMER SCHOOLS / TRAINING PERIODS / FELLOWSHIPS / INTERNSHIPS
August 28 – September 2, 2017: 10th Advanced Scientific Programming in Python, G-Node,  Municipality of Sithonia, Greece
January 13th – 30th, 2014: 3rd LACONEU summer school in Computational Neuroscience, Valparaiso, Chile; research project: Turing patterns in spiking neural networks and in neural fields
July 30th – August 24th, 2012: 17th Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience, FENS-IBRO Training Centre, Będlewo, Poland, research project: nonlinear computation by neural networks
July 14th – 31st, 2012: 3rd Cold Spring Harbor Summer School in Computational Neuroscience, Beijing, China; research project: Impact of structural motifs on synchrony in neural networks
August 9th – September 8th, 2010: internship in R&D Department of Laboratory & Co., company specialized in neuromarketing, research project: Implementation of LORETA to the EEG datasets
July 1st – September 6th,  2008:  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship(SURF) at California Institute of Technology, an eye-tracking project: Are Animal Eyes Avoided by Individuals with Autism? under the supervision of prof. Ralph Adolphs

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
➣ Programming: Matlab / Python / R / LaTeX / basics of Git / basics of JavaScript
➣ Languages: Polish – native, English – proficient (CAE certificate)
➣ Basiskwalificatie in Onderzoekstages (BKO,  professional Dutch academic teaching qualification), experience in supervising Bachelor and Master students
➣ Young Master of Business Administration title, obtained from Warsaw School of Economics, 2011
➣ Animal Laboratory Act (Article 9, obtained on March 17th, 2014, license no 685218), a professional Dutch qualification for animal laboratory research
➣ Driving license cat. B

RESEARCH-RELATED ACTIVITIES / POPULARIZATION / LEADERSHIP IN SCIENCE
➣ Blogging on science, business, labor market, and whereabouts: www.nataliabielczyk.com
➣ since May 2020: a member of Frontiers in Neuroscience Editorial Board as a Review Editor
➣ a member of the advisory board at the second edition of Brainhack Warsaw, March 1st-3rd 2019: https://brainhackwarsaw.github.io/
➣ a member of the advisory board at the first edition of OpenMR Benelux event, Leiden, the Netherlands, January 16th, 2019: https://openmrbenelux.github.io/
➣ a Twitter Ambassador for the FENS Forum, Berlin July 7th-11th 2018
➣ Career Development and Mentoring Manager within the OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group 2017-2019: www.ohbmtrainees.com:
[a] co-organiser and co-chair at the annual symposium on mentorship and career development “The Secrets behind Success” during the OHBM Annual Meeting, Singapore 15th-19th, 2018
[b] coordinator of the International Online Mentorship Programme by the OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group, 2017-2019
[c] blogger for the OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group blog: www.ohbmtrainees.com/blog
➣ a member of the advisory board at the first edition of Brainhack Networks, Paris, France, June 9th-10th 2018: http://brainhack-networks.com/, a project leader for the project: ‘Trends in the resting brain
➣ the Founder and co-organizer of AoN Brainhack Warsaw 2017, the satellite event of the international PhD student conference Aspects of Neuroscience, Warsaw, Poland, November 18th-19th 2017: https://brainhackwarsaw2017.github.io/, a project leader for the project: ‘Functional connectivity: can we find a common ground?
➣ an ad-hoc reviewer for NeuroImage, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Neural Networks, Network Neuroscience, PLoS One, Brain Structure and Function, European Neuropsychopharmacology, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Brain Topography, Peeriodicals
➣ an organizer of Frontiers in Network discovery session at the Donders Discussions international PhD student conference 2015, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
➣ a founder of Causality Club: an informal discussion panel at the Donders Institute
➣ 2012-2015: a member of the PhD student council at the Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN), a chairperson 2014-2015
➣ February-May 2019: a team member at Blockchain Talks, a monthly conference on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
➣ since September 2018: a secretary of Hackademia, an initiative around Radboud University Nijmegen and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, aiming at bridging between startups and researchers in a form of hackathon projects:
https://www.ru.nl/donders/societal-impact/hackademia-hackathon/

HOBBIES
global economy / investments in the stock exchange and real estate / hiking / dance / gardening / blogging / journalism