Professor Mats Lekander, Stockholm university and Karolinska Intitutet, will take place as new manager for the Stockholm Stress Center from January 1st 2017. Professor Torbjörn Åkerstedt will remain within the Center as Deputy manager.
Domitilla di Thiene, graduate student at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), Insurance Medicine, is awarded the Töres Theorell Young Investigator Award. The award is SEK 15000 to use for visiting other research groups abroad.
At Friday September 11th, Aram Seddigh successfully defended his thesis “Office type, performance and well-being”. Aram has worked on his thesis for the last four years at the Stress Research Institute and is also affiliated to Stockholm Stress Center.
His thesis is available in full text at http://bit.ly/aramsavhandling
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.
The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare, Forte, has renewed the funding for Stockholm Stress Center.
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.
Professor Torbjörn Åkerstedt and several of his co-workers held a very popular seminar during the Almedalen week. For those of you that couldn’t visit the seminar in person, we have made the seminar available to watch on-line at the link below:
The evaluation document sent to Forte May 2014 is now available to download from our document section.
Stockholm Stress Center will Thursday July 3rd in cooperation with the Stress Research Institute arrange a seminar during the annual Almedalen Week in Visby.
The seminar will have the title “Arbete och återhämtning – nya idéer om hur stress, sömn, ålder och arbetstider hänger ihop” (the seminar will be held in swedish).
Stockholm Stress Center is currently during its mid-time evaluation. More information about this will follow during 2014.