Bergen Stress and Sleep Group, BSSG

Summer school

Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

Humans spend roughly one-third of their lives asleep. The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the function that is served by circadian rhythms, sleep and the mechanisms by which circadian disruption and sleep insufficiency degrades mental and physical health, safety and productivity – and increases risk of errors and accidents.

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The summer school is arranged 6th - 12th of August 2017 by the Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN), the International Graduate School in Integrated Neuroscience (IGSIN) and Bergen Stress and Sleep Group (BSSG), University of Bergen.  

 During the summer school there will be arranged five open guest lectures by internationally acclaimed researchers in circadian rythms and sleep.

Peter Meerlo, University of Groningen

“Beyond humans and laboratory rodents: physiological and behavioral studies of sleep across phylogeny”
Monday 7th August 15:30-16:30, Auditorium 4, BB-bygget, Jonas Liesvei 91

“Sleep disturbance, neuronal plasticity and psychiatric disorders”
Tuesday 8th August 17:00-18:00, Auditorium 4, BB-bygget, Jonas Liesvei 91

Jonathan Wisor, Washington State University

“The use of stimulants and sleep”
Wednesday 9th August 18:00-19:00, Auditorium 128, Det psykologiske fakultet, Christies gt. 12

Ilia Karatsoreos, Washington State University

“Timing is everything: The neurobehavioral costs of disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms”
Thursday 10th August 17:00-18:00, Auditorium 4, BB-bygget, Jonas Liesvei 91

Morten Engstrøm, NTNU/St. Olavs Hospital

“Pain and sleep”
Friday 11th August 16:00-17:00, Auditorium 4, BB-bygget, Jonas Liesvei 91