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Sleep Performance and Research Center-Seminar
March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Peter Achermann, a world-renowned chronobiology and sleep researcher from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Zürich, who will be presenting a seminar as part of the Sleep and Performance Research Center Seminar Series on March 15, 2018. His presentation will be entitled, “Sleep regulation and related quantitative EEG measures.” There will be more room and AMS information to come, but please save the date for this seminar!
Peter Achermann, Ph.D. is a group leader and co-director of the human sleep laboratory at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Zurich and the scientific director of the KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research at the University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on basic and clinical aspects of sleep and sleep regulation.
His emphasis is on signal analysis (spectral analysis, coherence analysis, non-linear approaches) and mathematical modeling of sleep processes and circadian rhythms, imaging of sleep (brain mapping, PET and fMRI studies, sleep EEG topography, resting states), as well as on the effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields on brain activity. Lately, the focus was on trait aspects in the sleep and wake EEG, developmental aspect of sleep in preschool children and adolescents, brain connectivity, on the process of sleep onset, and cerebral blood flow during sleep.
He has co-organized numerous international symposia, workshops, training courses and was a theme editor of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences) leading the edition on “The Complexity of Sleep”.
His international status, in particular with respect to EEG analysis, is reflected in his numerous collaborations. In 2013, he was awarded with a Visiting Professorship at the Center for Advanced Studies, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland and in 2015, he was a Distinguished Researcher at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.