Christian Benedict

Researcher at Department of Surgical Sciences, Functional Pharmacology and neuroscience

Email:
christian.benedict[AT-sign]neuro.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 4326+46-70 4250215
Visiting address:
Room B1:2 BMC, Husargatan 3
751 24 Uppsala
Postal address:
Kirurgiska vetenskaper, Box 593
751 24 Uppsala

Short presentation

Academic merits: PhD, Associate Professor

Keywords: diabetes sleep deprivation sleep obesity alzheimer memory lifestyle experiments cohort circadian disruption circadian aging

2014-present PI of benedictlab.org, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.
2010 – 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden.
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroendocrinology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck Germany.
2003-2008 Ph.D. student, Department of Neuroendocrinology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck Germany (supervisor: Jan Born).
1999-2001 Research assistant, Department of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.

I am an associate professor in neuroscience. I have published more than 150 scientific articles. Work from my sleep lab has uncovered several mechanisms through which sleep-disrupting conditions increase the risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. For example, we demonstrated that men with chronic sleep disturbances have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. According to the August 2021 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators" using standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John P.A. (2021), “August 2021 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data, V3, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.3), I am among the top 2% of scientists in 2020 across all disciplines.

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Christian Benedict