Jacek Francikowski holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences and is an assistant professor at the Institute of Biology, Biotechnology, and Environmental Protection of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Silesia in Katowice. He is leading the Insects' Physiology and Ethology Team. Jacek is involved in research and education projects in the field of cognitive sciences, in particular neurophysiology and neuroscience. His biological research focuses on biochemistry, development, physiology, and behavior of insects.
Jacek collaborates with the MCLL in research on the geometric and numerical cognition of invertebrates and humans.