Monika Płużyczka Dr. habil., head of the Laboratory, is a professor at the Institute of Specialised and Intercultural Communication at the University of Warsaw. In 2016 she received her habilitation degree for her monograph "Sight translation. Theoretical considerations and eye tracking research" and earlier (in 2009) she received doctorate from the University of Warsaw for her PhD thesis on psycholinguistic aspects of translation teaching. She is the head of the Laboratory for Experimental Eye Tracking Linguistics (since 2012), and co-author of the grant proposal, which made it possible to create an eye tracking lab (2012).  She is editor-in-chief and founder of an academic serie Debiuty Akademickie and deputy editor of Applied Linguistics Papers and Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny. She is also a member of editorial team of Studi@ Naukowe and Studia Translatorica. She is a member of the Polish Association of Applied Linguistics, Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik and Modern Language Association of Poland. Her research interests include translation studies, especially eye tracking analyses of translational processes, cognitive processes involved in translation and translation and interpreting teaching. She is currently involved in some international research projects on translation and empirical studies on literary reading. In 2018-2019 she has been a visiting professor at the Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany), earlier she was geust professor at Universities in Moscow, Salerno, Verona, Pavia and Mainz. She was awarded a scholarship, granted to the best young academic researchers by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, a scholarship to the best young academic researchers by the University of Warsaw and a post-doctoral research fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); she has also been the recipient of several other post-doctoral research scholarships in foreign universities (The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, The University of Konstanz, Saarland University, Free University of Berlin). She has authored many publications on translation studies. E-mail: