Dr Marta Szabat studied philosophy and literature at the University of Wrocław in Poland, philosophy at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France and Medical Law and Bioethics at the Jagiellonian University (Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Law). She obtained her doctorate in 2008 for her research on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. She was a visiting fellow at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in France (2012, séjour de recherche, French Government Fellowship). In 2015 she participated in SKILLS-Coaching, a program financed by the Foundation for Polish Science. Since 2008 she has been working at the Department of Philosophy and Bioethics at Jagiellonian University, Medical College. In her work, she focuses mainly on the philosophy of death and dying, thanatology, palliative care, French philosophy and bioethics.
Dr Jan Piasecki is an Assistant professor in the Department of Philosphy and Bioethics, Institute of Public Health at at the Jagiellonian University. He holds a doctorate degree in philosophy (Jagiellonian University, 2010) and Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics (2010-2011). He studied philosophy also at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands (Socrates/Erasmus 2005) and at International Academy of Philosophy in Santiago de Chile (2006). In May 2016 he was a visiting scholar of Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics at the University of Padova. He is a principal investigator in the project: Ethical Principles for Learning Health Care System funded by National Science Centre (Sonata 10, UMO-2015/19/D/HS1/00991).