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Christian benedict, PI

I hold a Master's degree in nutritional science and a Ph.D. in human biology (graded with summa cum laude). In 2013, my application to become an associate professor in neuroscience was approved by Uppsala University (UU). Since 2014 I head a team of sleep scientists in the Department of Neuroscience at UU. Our group has attracted funding from the Danish Novo Nordisk Foundation, Swedish Brain Foundation, VR (young researcher grant in medicine), Folksam, and the Swedish AFA Insurance. 

I am also the author of the book "Sömn, Sömn, Sömn" (Bonnier Fakta). My book has also been released in Germany (Schlaf ist die beste Medizin, Eden Books), and will so in Russia and Estonia in 2020.

I am also a teacher in the medical and biomedicine program at UU.

I have been an expert for sleep and circadian rhythms related questions for the TV, radio, podcasts, and newspapers. Finally, I give lectures about the importance of sleep for mental and physical well-being for public and private stakeholders.

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