Christian benedict, PI
In 2008, I defended my Ph.D. under Professor Jan Born at the Medical University of Luebeck, Germany. In my thesis, I examined the effects of brain insulin on central nervous system functions in humans. At the end of 2009, I moved to Sweden to work in neuroscience at Uppsala University. Since 2013, I am an associate professor of neuroscience. My work at Uppsala University aims to advance the science on how sleep disorders and poor sleep habits contribute to the development and progression of common diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. To increase public awareness of the importance of sleep for mental and physical health, I have written a popular scientific book and hold popular scientific lectures. I was also involved in organizing the 2019 annual meeting of the Swedish Society of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine and the virtual Keystone Symposium 'Sleep and Circadian Rhythms – Maintaining the Tempo for Optimal Health'.