Piotr Majka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics,
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Pasteur 3 St.,
02-093 Warsaw, Poland

tel.: 48 22 5892 348
email: p.majka@nencki.gov.pl


2014: Ph.D. in Neuroinformatics
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland,
thesis: Integration of structural imaging data of gray short-tailed opossum brain,
graduated summa cum laude.
2004 - 2009: Master of Science in Engineering (applied physics)
Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology,
graduated with distinction.

Research interests

Peer reviewed publications

Employment history

Jul 2016 – ongoing: Assistant Professor,
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Pasteur 3 St., 02-093 Warsaw, Poland.
Development of tools and models and using them to understand neural processing of sensory information in the brain. Application of statistical and machine learning methods to get insight from large–scale imaging datasets.
Jan 2015 – Jun 2016: Biomedical Software Engineer (Postdoctoral Research Fellow),
Department of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Analysis and modeling of anatomical connections in the monkey brain. Designing and deploying a pipeline for terabyte-scale imaging data processing. End—user training.
Feb 2010 – Dec 2014: Scientific Software Developer / IT administrator
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Developing computational methods for analysis of 3D brain images. Deployment and administration of Linux-based desktops, servers, and computational cluster.
Aug 2011: System administrator
Advanded Course in Computational Neuroscience 2011 at Będlewo, Poland.
Setting up and running computer laboratory of 30 desktops during the shool (GNU/Linux, NFS, LDAP).
Jul 2007 – Jan 2010: Internet Analyst in the Gemius Audience Research Department
Gemius S.A., 7 Wołoska St., 02-675 Warsaw
Estimation of sociodemographic profiles and monitoring of traffic of websites and mobile applications. Delivering results to clients and implementing recommendations.

Proffesional skills

Trainings, internships and scientific visits (excluding conferences)

Participation in research projects

2017 – ongoing: Enabling cellular-resolution connectomic analysis of the primate cortex.
Principal Investigator.
2017 – ongoing: MICRONET: Cortical microcircuitry after traumatic brain injury: molecules to networks.
Investigator, PI: prof. Daniel Wójcik.
2016 – ongoing: Localization of epilepsy sources from clinical multimodal data using kernel methods.
Investigator, PI: prof. Daniel Wójcik. (2015/17/B/ST7/04123).
2015 – 2016: Understanding complex networks of connections in the primate cerebral cortex.
Investigator, PI: prof. Marcello Rosa, (DP140101968).
2010 – 2014: "Biocentrum Ochota" project funded by European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy.
Investigator, Task PI: prof. Daniel Wójcik. (POIG.02.03.00-00-003/09).
2009 – 2010: Środowisko do wykrywania oraz analizy relacji przyczynowych w układach molekularnych.
Investigator, PI: prof. Bogdan Lesyng. (NN519384736)

Talks and lectures

Abstracts and conference proceedings



Computer graphics, Offshore sailing, Maritime songs, Photography.


Prof. Daniel K. Wójcik (d.wojcik@nencki.gov.pl)
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Head
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
3 Pasteur St, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
Dr Rembrandt Bakker (r.bakker@donders.ru.nl)
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
Montessorilaan 3
6525 HR Nijmegen
The Netherlands