Promotion zum Thema „Paradoxer Schlaf als Parameter zur Messung der Stressbelastung bei Giraffen (Giraffa camelopardalis)“
Assistent des Zoodirektors, Zoo Dortmund
Kurator für Säugetiere, Tierpark Berlin
Senior-Kurator Zoo Berlin
Mitglied der IUCN Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group
Koordinator der Europäischen Erhaltungszuchtprogramme für Eisbären und Brillenbären
Freitag, 08. Dezember 2023 | 10:30 - 12:00 Uhr
Phyllis C. Zee
Phyllis C. Zee
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD is the Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor in Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology at Northwestern University. She is also the Director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine (CCSM) and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. As Director of CCSM, Dr. Zee oversees an interdisciplinary program in basic and translational sleep and circadian rhythm research, and findings from her team have paved the way for innovative approaches to improve sleep and circadian health. Dr. Zee practices sleep medicine at Northwestern Medicine’s Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine in downtown Chicago and is the founder of the first circadian medicine clinic in the US, where innovative treatments are available for patients with circadian rhythm disorders.
Dr. Zee has authored more than 300 peer reviewed original articles, reviews and chapters on the topics of sleep, circadian rhythms, and sleep/wake disorders. She has also trained over 50 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students and has mentored numerous faculty members. Dr. Zee is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Neurology and member of the American Neurological Association. She has served on numerous national and international committees, NIH scientific review panels, and international advisory boards. She is past President of the Sleep Research Society, past President of the Sleep Research Foundation, past Chair of the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, a past member of the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Disorders Advisory Council and is the current President of the World Sleep Society. Dr. Zee is the recipient of the 2011 American Academy of Neurology Sleep Science Award, the 2014 American Academy of Sleep Medicine academic honor, the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award, the 2020 Sleep Research Society Distinguished Scientist Award which is the society’s highest award and recognizes significant, original and sustained scientific contributions, and the 2021 National Sleep Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Joerg S. Steier
Joerg S. Steier
Professor Joerg Steier works as consultant respiratory physician at the Lane Fox Unit, a tertiary service for weaning and non-invasive ventilation, and the British Sleep Society (BSS) accredited Sleep Disorders Centre at King’s Health Partners. Joerg's training in medicine started at the University of Leipzig in Saxony. Following graduation, he worked on his MD thesis entitled 'Transthoracic Echocardiography in Pulmonary Hypertension' and gathered work experience in Zurich, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in Bavaria. His respiratory training led him to the Ruhrlandklinik at the University of Essen. He continued to follow his research interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing which brought him to London on a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). His PhD thesis about 'Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the Respiratory Muscles' at King’s College London resulted in significant research output with involvement in an impact case and the development of new intellectual property. Joerg's work within the field of respiratory and sleep physiology has evolved into research and academic collaborations across all continents. He was awarded a chair of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at King’s College London and has been an active committee member for the British Thoracic Society (BTS), task force member of the ERS, and President of the BSS.