List of Participants for 2007

The Program Committee of the ESRS-EU Marie Curie Program (R. Amici, Chair; T. Pollmacher, Project Coordinator; A. Hillmann; D. Pevernagie; T. Porkka-Heiskanen; D.J. Skene;) has selected candidates for the 2007 Program. The call for candidates was extremely successful, with 112 applications being submitted. The large number of high quality applications made the job of selecting just 40 participants very difficult and very strict criteria, largely suggested by EU, have been followed, aimed at assuring a widespread participation of trainees in terms of their nationality or the Insitution in which they are currently working. Thus, unfortunately, many very good applications could not be selected in this round. For this reason, the Program Committee has decided to consider resubmission of an application in 2008-2010 as one of the preferential criteria for the selection of candidates.

The following criteria have been followed for selection, in order of priority:

  1. date of the degree giving access to doctoral studies (priority was given to early stage trainees who obtained their degree giving access to a PhD Program within the last four years);
  2. quality of candidate, based on both their CV and their reference letter (the assessment was made by three independent scorers); 
  3.  ESRS membership; 
  4.  citizenship of an European Country;
  5. citizenship of a Country with a less developed tradition in sleep research/medicine;
  6. in case of equal candidates, the younger candidate was selected.

Three further balancing post-hoc criteria were used:

  • an arbitrary quality threshold for entering the program was set at 20% of the maximum level for quality;
  • a maximum of three candidates who were nationals of the same country were accepted;
  • a maximum of two candidates coming from the same laboratory/clinic were accepted.

According to these criteria, the following candidates were selected

(in alphabetical order, Surname, First name, Nationality, Institution, City, Country):

  1. Alhola, Paula, Finnish, University of Turku, Turku, Finland;
  2. Altena, Ellemarije, Dutch, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
  3. Baglioni, Chiara, Italian, Dept. of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy;
  4. Bakoti´c, Marija, Croatian, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia;
  5. Beitinger, Pierre-Alois, French / German , Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany;
  6. Bercea, Raluca Mihaela, Romanian, Clinic of Pulmonary Diseases, Iasi, Romania;
  7. Dang-Vu, Thein Thanh, Belgian, Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium;
  8. Economou, Nicholas-Tiberio, Greek, University of Athens, Dept. of Psychiatry, Sleep Res. Unit, Athens, Greece;
  9. Escriba, Jesus, Spanish, Servicio de Neurofisiologia Climca, Valencia, Spain;
  10. Gass, Natalia, Russian, Univesity of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine, Helsinki, Finland;
  11. Gauriau, Caroline, French, Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance, Hôpital de l'Hotel Dieu, Paris Cedex, France;
  12. Gschliesser, Viola, Italian, Dept. of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria;
  13. Hödlmoser, Kerstin, Austrian, University of Salzburg, Dept. of Psychology, Salzburg, Austria;
  14. Hor, Hyun, German, Centre Integratif de Genomique (CIG) Univeristè de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland;
  15. Hung, Ching-Sui, Taiwanese, Sleep Research Centre, Dept of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom;
  16. Jara Opazo,Cecilia, Chilean, Sleep Center fo the Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Regensburg, Germany;
  17. Jeronci´c, Ana,Croatian,University of Split, Faculty of Natuaral Science, Mathematics and Kinesiology, Split, Croatia;
  18. Lagus, Markus, Finnish, Institut of Biomedicine, Sleep Research lab., Univerisity of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland;
  19. Lainez, Elena, Spanish, University Vall de Hebron Hosptial, Barcelona, Spain;
  20. Lattova, Zuzana, Czech, Max Planck Insitute of Psychiatry, München, Germany;
  21. Latu, Irina Andreea, Romanian, UMF Gr. T. Popa Internat Centre Hospitalier, Beziers Cedex, France;
  22. Lovin, Sinziana, Romanian, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania;
  23. Maravic, Ksenija, Slovenian, Oxford Brookes University, Department of Psychology, Oxford, United Kingdom;
  24. Masaitiene, Raminta, Lithuanian, Sleep Disorder Laboratory, Sapiega Hospital, Vilnius, Lithuania;
  25. Maurovich Horvat, Eszter, Slovak, Klinikum Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany;
  26. Mendoza, Fernández Julio José, Spanish, Lab. De Sueno Humano y Cronobiologia Aplicada, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Madrid, Spain
  27. Moser,Doris, Austrian, Medical University of Vienna, Dept. of Neurology,Vienna, Austria;
  28. Oktay,Burcu, Turkish, Diskapi Yeldirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey;
  29. Pallayova,Maria, Slovak, Favulty of Medicine, PJ Safarik University, Dept of Physiology and Sleep Lab, Kosice, Slovakia;
  30. Petrov, Petar, Bulgarian, Sleep Lab, "Mana" Medical Centre, Sofia,Bulgaria;
  31. Ratti, Pietro Luca, Italian, Sleep Centre - Epilepsy and Parkinsons Dis. Surgery Unit "Claudio Munari", Milano, Italy;
  32. Schabus, Manuel, Austrian, Cyclotron Research Centre, Liege, Belgium
  33. Schwarz, Johanna, German, Sleep Center fo the Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Regensburg, Germany;
  34. Spiegelhalder, Kai, German, University of Freiburg Medical Center, Dept of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Freiburg, Germany;
  35. Teixeira, Joana, Portuguese, Hospital Pulido Valente, Lisbon, Portugal;
  36. Thorne, Helen, United Kingdom, Neurodocrinology Group,Guildford, United Kingdom;
  37. Tsekou, Hara Georgia, Greek, Sleep res. Unit, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece;
  38. Ulander, Martin, Swedish, Dept of Clinical Neurophysiology, Linköping, Sweden;
  39. Viskari, Suvi, Finnish, Hospital for Schildren and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Hus, Finland;
  40. Wehrens, Sophie, Dutch, University of Surrey, School of Biomed. and Molecular Sciences, Endocrinology, Guildford, United Kingdom

    1st TRAINING COURSE ESRS-EU Marie Curie Program Residential Center, University of Bologna, Bertinoro (Italy) July 19-21, 2007

    The first event of the ESRS-EU Marie Curie Program will be the Training Course that will be held in Bertinoro, Italy, at the Residential Centre of the University of Bologna ( ), from July 19th to July 21st 2007. The course will consist of a series of lectures and practical sessions for sleep scoring and will be aimed towards young sleep researchers/clinicians who are interested in the basic and clinical aspects of sleep medicine. We remind you that for 2008, the program will be "basic research" oriented and aimed towards researchers/clinicians who are interested in basic human and animal sleep research.


    The Training Course will be followed in Autumn by a one week practical training period, to be carried out in one of the ten sleep research laboratories/sleep clinics of the ESRS-EU network that has been specifically established for the project. The training site for each participant has been assigned by the Program Committee, as far as possible according to the participant's preference. The list will be posted on this site in the next few days.