The role of sleep in cognitive development: Sleep is essential for healthy cognitive development. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in chronic sleep deprivation among children that amounts to what is now a public health epidemic. Despite the substantial societal impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive neurodevelopmental disorders, we still know very little about the neural mechanisms that promote cognitive development during sleep. To address this crucial gap in our knowledge, I have designed an innovative research project at the junction of developmental neurobiology, system neuroscience and sleep research.
Impact: This research has the ambition to answer a timely health concern. And thus has a clear societal impact with giving incentive to change policies that encourage healthier sleep habits, as well as translational research applications to study associations with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Since 2019: Project Leader 'Sleep, Cognition and Development'
Since 2018: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at UiO
2017–2018: Research Associate at King's College London
2012–2016: Postdoctoral Researcher at the IST Austria
2006–2012: PhD Student at NTNU
2014 PhD, Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine
2005 MSc, Neurosciences, Université Marie et Pierre Curie
(UMPC, Paris 6)
2003 BSc, Cellular Biology and Physiology, UMPC
2019 Young Research Talent, Norwegian Research Council
2018 Marie Curie MSCA-IF Postdoctoral Fellowship
2017 MRC CNDD Seed Funds
2006 PhD Fellowship Faculty of Medicine
2019–2020 PBL/LBS Physiology
MED1100 & MED 2200 (UIO)
2018–2019 Komparativ anatomi/evolusjon
2017 Memory mechanisms in health and diseases
6BBYN309 (King's College)
2014–2016 Systems Neuroscience
C_NEU-205 Graduate school (IST Austria)
Johan Storm (IMB, UiO, Norway)
Rosamund Langston (Dundee, UK)
Dori Derdikman (Technion, Haifa, Israel)
Menno Witter (Kavli Institute, NTNU, Norway)
Hua Hu (IMB, UiO, Norway)
Koen Vervaeke (IMB, UiO, Norway)
Cathrin Canto (NiN, Amsterdam, Nederlands)
Alessandro Treves (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
Nov. 28, 2018 (IMB, UiO) How do goals alter spatial cognitive maps?
DevNeuro Academy (King's College London)