09 Sep

Bianka Karshikoff receives The Töres Theorell Young Investigator Award 2015


Bianka Karshikoff, post doc at the Stress Research Institute and Karolinska Institutet, is awarded the newly founded Töres Theorell Young Investigator Award. She is awarded the prize for her thesis “Sickness Behavior: Immune System Influences on Brain and Behavior”. The award is SEK 15000 to use for visiting other research groups abroad.

17 Nov

Imaging the Sleepy Brain

Gustav Nilsonne holds lecture at the Imaging the Sleepy Brain symposium

Gustav Nilsonne holds lecture at the Imaging the Sleepy Brain symposium

At November 10th, the Imaging the Sleepy Brain symposium was held in Stockholm, Sweden. The symposium was a joint collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, The Stress Research institute and Stockholm Stress Center.

During the day, lectures by the following speakers was held:

  • Peter Fransson, KI – Functional connectivity in the human brain
  • Enzo Tagliazucchi, University of Kiel – Spontaneous brain activity fluctuations: insights from states of diminished conscious awareness
  • Philipp. G. Sämann, University of Munich – Cerebral functional network correlates of NREM sleep studied by fMRI
  • Gustav Nilsonne, KI and Stockholm university – Sleep deprivation and the brain: focus on emotion
  • Sean Drummond, UCSD – The effects of sleep deprivation on brain function and cognition
  • Peter Franzen, University of Pittsburgh – The Sleepy Teenage Brain: Implications for altered positive and negative affective function
  • Eus van Someren, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience – Large-scale internet assessment and brain imaging reveal different subtypes of insomnia.

Abstracts for the lectures are available here. 

All in all, the symposium was visited by app. 70 visitors and was a big success.

27 Feb

Evaluation 2014

Stockholm Stress Center is currently during its mid-time evaluation. More information about this will follow during 2014.