Professor of medical sciences Barbara Przewlocka obtained a doctor’s degree (Ph.D.) in Medical Biology from the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków. She was the head of the Department of Pain Pharmacology and currently is a Professor in this department. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmacological research mainly in the field of pain and opioid effects, and she has published more than 150 original scientific publications and reviews. She is a member of many international societies (IASP, EFIC, EOC) and she was the Vice-president of the Polish Society for Neuroscience and the Polish Association for the Study of Pain (Polish Branch of IASP). Barbara Przewlocka is a member of editorial boards of several journals, including Pharmacological Reports, Neuropeptides and Open Pain Journal and is a reviewer of manuscripts submitted for publication in leading journals in the field of Neuroscience.