Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience – The Netherlands
After his training in physics, psychophysiology and neuropsychology he received a cum laude PhD in neurobiology from the faculty of medicine.
He leads the Sleep and Cognition group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and focuses on the brain mechanisms of insomnia.
He received prestigious grants and his ~200 publications in high-ranking scientific journals including NJEM, Jama, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Genetics and PNAS are highly cited (H: 47). His informal and easy manner and infectious enthusiasm for sleep neuroscience make him a frequently invited speaker, e.g. for TED-X.