Mexican citizen

Implications of the circadian system in the control of compulsive feeding behaviors



- Jorge MENDOZA: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Susanne LA FLEUR: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PhD thesis defended: July 5th 2018 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Current position:

Postdoctoral Researcher

Martin Fredensborg Rath lab, Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen

NeuroTime Publications:

- A Free-Choice High-Fat High-Sugar Diet Alters Day-Night Per2 Gene Expression in Reward-Related Brain Areas in Rats. Blancas-Velazquez AS, Unmehopa UA, Eggels L, Koekkoek L, Kalsbeek A, Mendoza J, la Fleur SE. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Apr 9;9:154. doi:10.3389/fendo.2018.00154. eCollection 2018.

- Effects of a free-choice high-fat high-sugar diet on brain PER2 and BMAL1 protein expression in mice. Blancas-Velazquez A, la Fleur SE, Mendoza J. Appetite. 2017 Oct 1;117:263-269. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

- Rev-erbα modulates the hypothalamic orexinergic system to influence pleasurable feeding behaviour in mice. Feillet CA, Bainier C, Mateo M, Blancas-Velázquez A, Salaberry NL, Ripperger JA, Albrecht U, Mendoza J. Addict Biol. 2017 Mar;22(2):411-422. doi: 10.1111/adb.12339. Epub 2015 Dec 2.

- Diet-Induced Obesity and Circadian Disruption of Feeding Behavior. Blancas-Velazquez A, Mendoza J, Garcia AN, la Fleur SE. Front Neurosci. 2017 Feb 7;11:23. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00023. eCollection 2017. Review.


Dutch citizen

Functional network analysis of emotional consequences of neuropathic pain



- Ipek YALCIN: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Ad AERTSEN: BCF/ALUF, Freiburg, Germany

- Andreas LÜTHI: FMI/UniBas, Basel, Switzerland

PhD thesis defended: October 3rd 2016 - Strasbourg, France

NeuroTime Publications:

- Sellmeijer J, Mathis V, Hugel S, Li XH, Song Q, Chen QY, Barthas F, Lutz PE, Karatas M, Luthi A, Veinante P, Aertsen A, Barrot M, Zhuo M, Yalcin I. Hyperactivity of anterior cingulate cortex areas 24a/24b drives chronic pain-induced anxiodepressive-like consequences. J Neurosci. 2018 Feb 20. pii: 3195-17. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3195-17.2018. [Epub ahead of print]

- Barthas F, Sellmeijer J, Hugel S, Waltisperger E, Barrot M, Yalcin I. The anterior cingulate cortex is a critical hub for pain-induced depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 1;77(3):236-45.

NeuroTime students of the 2nd Edition (2013)


Panamanian citizen

Reward effects of light: phototherapy as a treatment for pathologies with motivational deficits



- Jorge MENDOZA: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Eus VAN SOMEREN: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PhD thesis defense: September 13th 2018 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Current position:

Cruise ship medical doctor. Aboard MV Fram, Hurtigruten

NeuroTime Publications:

- Itzhacki J, Clesse D, Goumon Y, Van Someren EJ, Mendoza J. Light rescues circadian behavior and brain dopamine abnormalities in diurnal rodents exposed to a winter-like photoperiod. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Mar 20. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1655-8.

- Environmental light and time of day modulate subjective liking and wanting. Itzhacki J, Te Lindert BHW, van der Meijden WP, Kringelbach ML, Mendoza J, Van Someren EJW. Emotion. 2018 Mar 5. doi: 10.1037/emo0000402. [Epub ahead of print]

- Bright environmental light ameliorates deficient subjective liking in insomnia: an experience sampling study. Te Lindert BHW, Itzhacki J, van der Meijden WP, Kringelbach ML, Mendoza J, Van Someren EJW. Sleep. 2018 Feb 7. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy022.

- J. Benjamins, F. Migliorati, K. Dekker, R. Wassing, S. Moens, E. Van Someren, L. Hartescu, J. Itzhacki, T. Pinto, N. Tesler, J. Perrier, C. Garbazza, M. Jarkiewicz. The sleep registry. An international online survey and cognitive test assessment tool and database for multivariate sleep and insomnia phenotyping. Sleep Medicine, Volume 14, Supplement 1, December 2013, Pages e293-e294

Satish SEN

Indian citizen

Role of the nuclear receptor Rev-erba in the central control of energy metabolism



- Etienne CHALEET: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg, France

- Andries KALSBEEK: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PhD thesis defense: July 9th 2018 - Strasbourg, France

Current position:

Postdoctoral researcher

Islet regeneration laboratory , Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering / Gubener Str. 47, Fabrik / Rochester (Germany)

NeuroTime Publications:

- Paul de Goede, Satish Sen, Johanneke E. Oosterman, Ewout Foppen, Remi Jansen, Susanne E. la Fleur, Etienne Challet, Andries Kalsbeek. Differential effects of diet composition and timing of feeding behavior on rat brown adipose tissue and skeletal muscle peripheral clocks. Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms. Volume 4, 2018, Pages 24-33, ISSN 2451-9944,
- Expression of the clock gene Rev-erbα in the brain controls the circadian organisation of food intake and locomotor activity, but not daily variations of energy metabolism. Sen S, Dumont S, Sage-Ciocca D, Reibel S, de Goede P, Kalsbeek A, Challet E. J Neuroendocrinol. 2018 Jan;30(1). doi: 10.1111/jne.12557.

- Ultradian feeding in mice not only affects the peripheral clock in the liver, but also the master clock in the brain. Sen S, Raingard H, Dumont S, Kalsbeek A, Vuillez P, Challet E. Chronobiol Int. 2017;34(1):17-36. doi: 10.1080/07420528.2016.1231689. Epub 2016 Sep 26.


Italian citizen

Individual differences in the spatiotemporal profile of brain activity during wake and sleep



- Eus VAN SOMEREN: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Christian CAJOCHEN: UPK/UniBas, Basel, Switzerland

- Ad AERTSEN: BCF/ALUF, Freiburg, Germany

PhD thesis defended: April 10th 2018 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NeuroTime Publications:

- Wei Y, Ramautar JR, Colombo MA, Te Lindert BHW, Van Someren EJW. EEG Microstates Indicate Heightened Somatic Awareness in Insomnia: Toward Objective Assessment of Subjective Mental Content. Front Psychiatry. 2018;9:395. Published 2018 Sep 6. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00395

- Yishul Wei, Michele A Colombo, Jennifer R Ramautar, Tessa F Blanken, Ysbrand D van der Werf, Kai Spiegelhalder, Bernd Feige, Dieter Riemann, Eus J W Van Someren; Sleep Stage Transition Dynamics Reveal Specific Stage 2 Vulnerability in Insomnia, Sleep, Volume 40, Issue 9, 1 September 2017, zsx117

- More Severe Insomnia Complaints in People with Stronger Long-Range Temporal Correlations in Wake Resting-State EEG. Colombo MA, Wei Y, Ramautar JR, Linkenkaer-Hansen K, Tagliazucchi E, Van Someren EJ. Front Physiol. 2016 Nov 29;7:576. eCollection 2016.

- Wei Y, Ramautar JR, Colombo MA, Stoffers D, Gómez-Herrero G, van der Meijden WP, te Lindert BH, van der Werf YD, Van Someren EJ. I keep a close watch on this heart of mine: increased interoception in insomnia. Sleep 2016; 39:2113-2124.

- Wake High-Density Electroencephalographic Spatiospectral Signatures of Insomnia. Colombo MA, Ramautar JR, Wei Y, Gomez-Herrero G, Stoffers D, Wassing R, Benjamins JS, Tagliazucchi E, van der Werf YD, Cajochen C, Van Someren EJ. Sleep. 2016 May 1;39(5):1015-27. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5744.


Turkish citizen

Understanding the modular information processing in the cerebellar cortex for the compensation of dystonic disorders in mice



- Philippe ISOPE: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Ad AERTSEN: BCF/ALUF, Freiburg, Germany

PhD thesis defended: March 20th 2017 - Strasbourg, France

Current position:

Senior product specialist

eemagine Medical Imaging Solutions GmbH / Gubener Str. 47, Fabrik / Berlin (Germany)

NeuroTime Publication:

- Differential Coding Strategies in Glutamatergic and GABAergic Neurons in the Medial Cerebellar Nucleus. Orçun Orkan Özcan, Xiaolu Wang, Francesca Binda, Kevin Dorgans, Chris I. De Zeeuw, Zhenyu Gao, Ad Aertsen, Arvind Kumar, Philippe Isope. Journal of Neuroscience 2 January 2020, 40 (1) 159-170; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0806-19.2019

NeuroTime students of the 1st and 2nd Editions at the 2nd Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, Feb. 2014.

(Jacob ITZHACKI is missing from the picture)


Chilean citizen

Short- and long-term control of electrotonic coupling in the inferior olive



- Chris DE ZEEUW: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Philippe ISOPE: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Yosef YAROM: ELSC/HUJ, Jerusalem, Israel


Indian citizen

Neuromodulation of learning



- Pieter ROELFSEMA: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Hagai BERGMAN: ELSC/HUJ, Jerusalem, Israel

- Ad AERTSEN: BCF/ALUF, Freiburg, Germany

NeuroTime Publication:

Curr Biol. 2019 Dec 16;29(24):4268-4275.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.10.037. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Activity in Lateral Visual Areas Contributes to Surround Suppression in Awake Mouse V1. Vangeneugden J, van Beest EH, Cohen MX, Lorteije JAM, Mukherjee S, Kirchberger L, Montijn JS, Thamizharasu P, Camillo D, Levelt CN, Roelfsema PR, Self MW, Heimel JA.