European Sleep Research Laboratories

Research Group on Experimental and Clinical Stress

University of Bergen
Department of Biological and Medical Psychology

Janne Grønli
Jonas Lies vei 91
5009 Bergen Norway

Position Associate Professor Phone +4755586003 Fax +4755589872 Contact E-Mail Website   Research Domain
  • Basic Animal
  • Basic Human

  • Molecular Biology-Endocrinology-Biochemistry
  • Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Animal
  • Biological Rhythms

Laboratory Description Wireless recording of sleep (EEG, EMG) and circadian rhythms (body temperature, heart rate, activity) in rats.

Actigraphy and Polysomnographic recording in humans

Additional Descriptors, Keywords Behavioural assessment (open field, elevated plus maze, startle response, prepuls inhibition, forced activity)
Selected Publications in the 5 past years Grønli J, Dagestad G, Milde AM, Murison R, Portas CM and Bramham C. ”Sleep deprivation modulates chronic mild stress responses at the post-transcriptional level: brain region-specific regulation of translation factor activity and CPEB phosphorylation”, Behav Brain Res, 2012, Aug 16;235(2):251-262.

Blågestad T, Pallesen S, Lunde LH, Sivertsen B, Nordhus IH, Omvik S and Grønli J. ” Sleep in older chronic pain patients: A comparative polysomnographic study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 2012, 28, 277-283”.

Kinn Rød A.M., Milde A.M., Grønli J., Sundberg H., Jellestad F.K., Murison R. "Long-term effects of shock and social defeat on anxiety-like behaviours in rats: relationships to pre-stress corticosterone”. Stress. 2012 15(6), 658-670

Grønli J, Dagestad G, Milde AM, Murison R, Bramham CR. ‘Post-transcriptional effects and interactions between chronic mild stress and acute sleep deprivation: regulation of translation factor and cytoplasmic polyadenylation element-binding protein phosphorylation’. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Dec 1;235(2):251-62. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.08.008.

Mrdalj J, Pallesen S, Milde AM, Jellestad FK, Murison R, Ursin R, Bjorvatn B, Grønli J. ‘Early and later life stress alter brain activity and sleep in rats.’ PLoS One. 2013 Jul 26;8(7):e69923. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069923. PMID: 23922857

Mrdalj J, Mattson ÅL, Murison R, Jellestad FK, Milde AM, Pallesen S, Ursin R, Bjorvatn B, Grønli J. ‘Hypothermia after Chronic Mild Stress exposure in Rats with a History of Postnatal Maternal Separations’
Chronobiology International, manuscript accepted

Current/Completed Grants (past 5 years) 2010-2013: 'Early life stress: a translational study of affective and behavioral outcomes and genetic modulation', Norwegian Research Council (196222/V50)

2012-2014: 'The effect of acute stress on the maturing brain: neuropsychological and neurophysiologic investigations of the survivors from the Norwegian terror 22/7 2011 attack on Utøya', The Western Norway Regional Health Authority, Norway

Other laboratory Members
Title PhD First Name Jelena Last Name Mrdalj Position Associate professor E-Mail  
Title PhD First Name Anne Marita Last Name Milde Position Associate Professor E-Mail  
Title PhD First Name Robert Last Name Murison Position Professor E-Mail  
Title MSc First Name Anne Marie Last Name Kinn Rød Position Engineer E-Mail  
First Name Nina Last Name Harkestad Position Engineer E-Mail  
Title PhD First Name Finn Last Name Konow Jellestad Position Associate Professor E-Mail  
Title BSc First Name Julija Last Name Stila Position Master student E-Mail  
Title BSc First Name Louise Last Name Haugen Bjerrum Position Master student E-Mail  
Title MSc First Name Torhild Last Name Thue Pedersen Position PhD student E-Mail  
Title MSc First Name Andrea Last Name Rørvik Marti Position PhD student E-Mail  
Past Members