Health consequences of sleep loss (PI Benedict)

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 research is mainly funded by

  • Swedish Brain Foundation
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • AFA Insurance
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Åke Wiberg Foundation
  • WABI (Wallenberg Advanced Bioinformatics Infrastructure)

Most relevant publications

Group members:


  • Christian Benedict, associate professor of neuroscience (PI, h-index 35, 4600 citations)
  • Jonathan Cedernaes, postdoctoral student (MD)
  • Xiao Tan, postdoctoral student
  • Frida Rångtell, doctoral student
  • Olga Titova, doctoral student
  • Lieve van Egmond, student
  • Faye Leilah Keller, student


  • Emil Nilsson
  • Arnaud Moulis
  • Swathy Karamchedu
  • Peter Andersson
  • Emil Axelsson
  • Olof Ros
  • Jon Brandell
  • Lisanne Liethof
  • Filip Sand
  • Lauri Lampola
  • Sara Hassanzadeh
  • Adine Yeganeh
  • Colin Chapman