Adriana Brăescu – Biologist involved in the Education reform in Romania. BSc in Biology (1990 – 1995) & MD in Neurobiology (1995 – 1996) – University of Bucharest. PhD student Biology, Neurosciences. Internships in Life Science Department, University of Nottingham, UK – on the influence of neurotoxins on cell membrane. Since 2003 – entrepreneur in writing, printing and publishing research works. Since 2006 – cooperation with the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain, in the field of Bionics, to develop an interdisciplinary approach of science in schools. Member of REMCE – Red de Estructuras de Movilidad para Ciudades Eficientes (mobility structures for the efficient city network: energy and art) – European network of professionals interested in implementing natural models in designing modern cities. Since 2013 – president of Re-Design ngo, to promote a change of paradigm in Education by switching from Cartesian to Holistic level. She develops holistic courses – a mix of science, philosophy, history and art, to provide a comprehensive approach of knowledge. „Nowadays, the most effective way to boost learning and understanding is to swap the approach – from general to particular, from the whole to its manifestations. Studying vision, for example, means not only the anatomy of the eye, but optics (lenses), reflection / refraction, electromagnetic fields and spectrums, biochemistry, and so on”.
Roxana Drăgănoiu – Engineer and Mathematician, inventor of DigiMathArt – a holistic approach of Math, Art and Programming. Mathematics is the backbone of any attempt to understand nature – in all its forms, more or less visible. Mathematics may become affordable and fun for any mind, by incorporating it in the mundane activities – in our daily learning processes. DigiMathArt is an attempt to use fine arts, programming and mathematics in order to create complex connectomes, the brain highways to understanding. Studying morphogenetics offers the kids a sort of play God – they are the form / morph generators, its animators and, last but not least, they deeply understand the meaning of numbers and formulas. Kids enrolled in the public and private systems of education, trained with DigiMathArt method perform as high as possible when tested, and the home / unschoolers manifest a better ability to integrate and comprehend math concepts not only in math, but in other activities that involve critical thinking and other complex concepts.
Dragoș Cîrneci – PhD Psychology, cognitive and behavioural neurosciences expertize. Author of the first Romanian handbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience (2004). Institute of Normal & Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava), Department of Brain Physiology fellowship (2002-2005) – on investigating the psychophysiological mechanisms of information processing by using event-related potentials (ERPs). Scientific coordinator of the pilot project concerning the correlation between cognitive and behavioural symptoms and the neural characteristics of depressed people – Neuromed Imagistic Clinic & Psychiatry Universitary Hospital, Timişoara (2013-2014). His interest focuses on psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) – the connection between sensitivity to social rejection and the immune response, and the perception of control over own life and immune response. In 2013 he published a newly discovered connection between learning and the mechanisms involved in DNA repair, and proposed a specific learning task that can be used as an alternative for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Romanian Society for Neurosciences (SNN) – member, Federation of European Neurosciences (FEN) – affiliated member, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) – afiliated member. He worked or collaborated with Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, University of Bucharest, and Tibiscus University of Timişoara. Between 1997 and 2007 he also worked for Romanian Academy. Associate professor at Spiru Haret University – neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology – scientific researcher at the International Centre of Research & Education in Creative Technologies (CINETic) – Cognitive Development & Applied Psychology by Immersive Experiences.