Curriculum vitae

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1985-1989 Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, cum laude.
Work was carried out in collaboration with:
• Dr. G.A. Groos and Prof. W.J. Rietveld at the department of Physiology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
• Prof. B. Rusak and Dr. M. Harrington at the department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
• Dr. R. Mason at the department of Pharmacology, Nottingham University, England.
• Prof. S. Daan and Prof. P. Luiten at the Biological Center, Kerklaan 30, Haren, The Netherlands.

1978-1985 Doctoral exam in ‘Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology’ cum laude.
This free study-direction was followed at the Biology, Physics and Medical departments, Leiden, at the Pharmacology department, Nottingham University, England, and at the Psychology department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Additional specialization: 1.) Philosophy of Science 2.) Scientific Correspondence

Postdoctoral Training

1989-1992 Fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW grant).
Work address: Department of Neurophysiology, Leiden and Biological Center, Kerklaan 30, Haren, The Netherlands.

Work Experience

  • 2007-present Full Professor, Department of Physiology, LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 2013-present Visiting Professor, Nuffield Dept of Opthalmology and Clinical Neuroscience, Oxford University, GB.
  • 2001-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 1992-2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Honors and Awards (selected)

  • 2020: Dutch National Research Agenda (NWO) grant – “BioClock Consortium”
  • 2019: ERC Advanced Grant – “The circadian clock in day-active species: preserving our health in modern society”
  • 2016: Aschoff and Honma Prize in Biological Rhythm Research (International Selection Committee, chaired by Dr. Takao Kondo)
  • 2015 Ariens Kappers Lecture at the European Biological Rhythms Society, Manchester
  • 2014 Highlight in the journals Nature and Science: Meijer and Robbers, Proc Royal Acad Science
  • 2014-present: Member of the Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Society of Sciences)
  • 2013-present Visiting professorship Oxford University’
  • 2013 Cover paper by Coomans et al in FASEB J 2013’
  • 2013 Editorial on Coomans et al, Diabetes’
  • 2013 Editorial on deBoer et al, Sleep 2013, by A. Luthi, entitled ‘The Adenosine Story Goes Ionic: Ca(V)2.1-type Ca(2+) Channels Identified as Effectors of Adenosine’s Somnogenic Actions.’
  • 2012 Research highlight in Nature Neuroscience of our paper: van Oosterhout et al, Current Biol. 2012.
  • 2012 Elected Member at Large of the Society for Biological Rhythm Research.
  • 2009 Article entitled ‘Ticking Clocks in Leiden’, LabTimes (2009). Highlight of our publication in PLoSONE 2009.
  • 2008 Science selects Hampp et al, Current Biology 18, 2008, as the most interesting publication in the Neurosciences, and highlighted it with a commentary.
  • 2005 Current Biology, Commentary. Circadian biology: clocks within clocks, by A Loudon and H.D. Piggins. This paper was written to highlight our publication of Albus et al, Current Biology 2005.
  • 2003 Nature Neuroscience, News and Views ‘Sleep and circadian rhythms: do sleep centers talk back to the clock?’ by C. Colwell and S. Michel. This paper was written to highlight our publication of deBoer et al, Nat. Neurosci. 2003.
  • 1999 ‘Best teacher’ award for the period 1994-1999 of the study “BioPharmaceutical Sciences”.
  • 1993 “Aschoff’s rule, a prize for eminent contributions in Chronobiology supporting the interdisciplinary spirit of the field”.
  • 1989 Fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.
  • 1989 PhD, with honors.
  • 1985 Doctoral exam, with honors.

Current special positions/functions (selected)

  • Visiting Professor Oxford University
  • Member of the Royal Dutch Society for Sciences
  • Scientific member of the Organisations for Social Partners in Hospitals in the Netherlands; StAZ (non academic hospitals) and SoFoKleS (Academic Medical Centers). Design shift work for nursing staff. (Zie app Nachtarbeid)
  • Member of the Life Sciences Board, Lorentz Center, Leiden
  • NWO board ‘Complexity’