Organisation and staff

Christian Benedict

researcher at Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology

+4618-471 4326
Visiting address:
Room B1:2 Uppsala biomedicinska centrum (BMC)
Husargatan 3
Postal address:
Institutionen för neurovetenskap
BMC, Box 593
751 24 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Keywords: diabetes sleep deprivation proteomics sleep obesity alzheimer memory lifestyle experiments cohort metabolomics epigenetics

My courses



  • Christian Benedict, associate professor of neuroscience (sleep group leader)
  • Jonathan Cedernaes, postdoctoral student (M.D.)
  • Xiao Tan, postdoctoral student
  • Frida Rångtell, doctoral student
  • Olga Titova, doctoral student
  • Swathy Karamchedu, master in biomedicine
  • Peter Andersson, psychology student
  • Lieve van Egmond, biomedical master student


The sleep science group combines neuroscientifc and cardio-metabolic methods (-omics, neurobehavioral tests, sleep registration, Actiheart, clinical biochemical measures, mobile app, etc) to examine how sleep disruptions alter the crosstalk between the brain and body, and as such contribute to the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, obesity, and typ-2-diabetes. The group also investigates whether individual and lifestyle factors (e.g. genetic polymorphisms, exercise) determine the extent through which sleep disruptions affect humans’ health. 


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