Elżbieta Jankowska is one of the most prominent specialists in the field of functional organization of the spinal cord. Her scientific career begun at the Nencki Institute, where she received her PhD and habilitation. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Marey Institute in Paris and at the University of Göteborg. She stayed in Göteborg to continue her scientific career and currently is a professor emeritus of the university. Prof. Jankowska authored over 200 scientific papers.