Nils Sandman (Senior Researcher, University of Turku)
Nightmares during COVID-19 lockdown


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Meeting ID: 679 3867 2780




Samuel Jones (Postdoctoral researcher)
The genetics of sleep and chronotype: findings from large biobank studies

Sam’s interests lie in identifying the genetics of sleep disorders and circadian rhythms through genetic association studies in large population-based cohorts, to better understand the causal links between sleep characteristics and disease, particularly mental health and metabolic disorders. His research also focusses on the analysis sleep and circadian metrics derived from accelerometer to establish their utility in predicting health outcomes. Currently, he is 1) investigating the genetic factors behind circadian variability in blood biochemistry and cell counts in large population-based cohorts and 2) is deriving measures and investigating the health effects of “circadian disruption” in a large accelerometer dataset.

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688 6506 3386


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Henna-Kaisa Wigren (University Lecturer)
Myth 1: "We all need equal amount of sleep"

Tarja Stenberg (Docent)
Myth 2: "Sleep is only for the brain"

Tiina Paunio (Professor)
Myth 3: "It is enough to mind the mind"





Sleep and Mind, Anu-Katriina Pesonen group 

Skin surface temperature as an indicator of circadian rhythm - from practical points to mathematical modelling

Practicalities are presented by 
Liisa Kuula (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Anu-Katriina Pesonen ( Leader of BA and MA programs of psychology)

Mathematical modelling is presented  by
Jari Lipsanen (University Instructor)



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Sleep Team Finland, Tarja Stenberg group


Henna-Kaisa Wigren (University Lecturer)
Combining expertise within the Sleepwell: Pilot data from the "Social Defeat Stress and Sleep” -project




Sarah Steffens (MSc in Neurobiology, PhD candidate)
The impact of insufficient sleep and diurnal rhythmicity on microglial morphology



Eija Kalso's research group 


Vinko Palada (Postdoctoral reseacher)
Circadian regulation of the comorbidity cycle between sleep, anxiety and neuropathic pain






Sleep and Mind, Anu-Katriina Pesonen group 


Ilona Merikanto (Postdoctoral reseacher)
Increase in eveningness and insufficient sleep among adults in population-based cross-sections from 2007 to 2017


Welcome to the first SleepWell Research Seminar of fall 2020!

We start with Laboratory of Neurotherapeutics, Tomi Rantamäki group. 


Tomi Rantamäki (Associate Professor)


Stanislav Rozov (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Shared molecular and electrophysiological signatures of ketamine and nitrous oxide action




Virtual Zoom -seminar

Eija Kalso  group presents research results and methods. 


Reetta Sipilä (PhD)

Sleep in women treated for breast cancer and how it associates with pain?

Teemu Miettinen (MPsych)

Sleep problems - a distinctive factor among pain patients?

Hanna Harno (MD PhD)  

Sleep problems relating to mild traumatic brain injury

Virtual Zoom -seminar

Sleep and Health Tiina Paunio group presents research results and methods



Professor Barbara Canlon

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Barbara Canlon, PhD, is Professor of Hearing Physiology at the Karolinska Institute. She had her MSc degree from Michigan University and did her postdoctoral studies at the Institute Pasteur Paris, with Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux and at the CNRS-INSERM, Montpellier, France, with Professor Joel Bockaert.
Professor Canlon’s research interests include auditory neurobiology, molecular mechanisms underlying hearing loss and identifying innovative protective strategies, and long-term and short-term stress physiology and epidemiology in relation to hearing impairment. She is particularly interested how the circadian system regulates cochlear sensitivity and integrates inflammation and glucocorticoid actions.

The wild nightlife of the auditory system

Unfortunately, regarding limitations to non-essential social events and seminars on the campus because of COVID-19 restrictions, this seminar is cancelled.

Neurogenomics Laboratory (Iiris Hovatta group) and Sleep Team (Tarja Stenberg group) present research results and methods.

Sleep & Mind (Anu-Katriina Pesonen group) and Laboratory of Neurotherapeutics (Tomi Rantamäki group) present research results and methods.


Research Professor Timo Partonen

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL)
Influence of light exposure on sleep, mood and circadian rhythms


Haart­man In­stitute
Aud­itorio 2,
Haartmaninkatu 3
00290 Helsinki

Changes in seminar programme!


Docent Tarja Stenberg

University of Helsinki, Research Program Unit, Sleepwell program
Sleep and health and the influence of stress, gender and aging


Haart­man In­stitute
Aud­itorio 2,
Haartmaninkatu 3
00290 Helsinki


Professor Tea Lallukka 

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine

Associations of sleep and health functioning with the premature exit from paid employment: repeated measures latent class analysis


Haart­man In­stitute
Aud­itorio 2,
Haartmaninkatu 3
00290 Helsinki



The speak­ers

Christina Schmidt 

Uni­versity of Liége, Bel­gium 
Age-related changes in sleep-wake regulation

Her research explores the involvement of sleep-wake regulation on human cognition. She uses multidimensional approaches combining cognitive methods, neuroimaging, electrophysiology and chronobiological paradigms, mainly in healthy individuals.

Peter Meerlo

Uni­versity of Gronin­gen, Neth­er­lands
Sleep, brain plasticity and memory

His research focuses on the phylogeny and ecology of sleep. He is especially interested in the role of sleep in neuronal plasticity & memory formation, the consequences of restricted/disrupted sleep and the effects of stress on biological clocks and circadian rhythmicity.

Fac­ulty of Medicine, Haart­maninkatu 8,
Bio­medicum 1, sem­inar room 3