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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Biological clocks and circadian rhythms
  • The evolution and ecology of sleep
  • The regulation and function of sleep
  • The role of sleep in neuronal plasticity and memory processes
  • The neurobiological consequences of disrupted and restricted sleep
  • Effects of sleep loss on stress systems and stress sensitivity
  • Effects of stress on sleep and circadian rhythms
  • Individual differences and gender differences in stress and sleep
  • The relationship between sleep disturbance and depression
  • Psychiatric disorders: causes, mechanisms, and therapies


Bachelor education

  • Psychobiology (coordinator)
  • Chronobiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience minor
  • Bachelor research
  • Supervision of bachelor essays

Master education

  • Chronobiology: Timing of Behaviour (coordinator)
  • Supervision research projects, essays and colloquia

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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