Sandra Verena Müller
Since 2010 Dr. Sandra Verena Müller is a professor for "Rehabilitation and Participation" at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenbüttel. She studied psychology in Braunschweig and Oldenburg with a focus on neuropsychology. In 1997 she earned her doctoral degree in Bremen and afterwards worked as a post-doc at the University of Magdeburg. She focuses her research on executive dysfunction, dementia in people with intellectual disability and inclusion through digitization. Currently, she is leading three research projects on digitization founded by BMBF, Volkswagen foundation and Leibniz Association.
Georg S. Kranz is an Austrian psychologist and neuroscientist. He earned his MSc degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna, and his PhD in Clinical Neuroscience from the Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Kranz received postdoctoral training at Rupert Lanzenberger’s Neuroimaging Lab at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna. Since 2018, he is a Research Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research focuses on the neural underpinnings of mood disorders. Dr. Kranz has conducted several studies on the effects of steroid hormones on brain structure and function and published their results in high-ranked Journals. His work includes over 70 publications and his H-Factor is 21. Dr. Kranz received international and national awards and is frequently invited as speaker at psychiatric and neuroscientific conferences. His research on steroid hormones has gained public interest and is frequently discussed in international journalism.
Robert Stickgold is a professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He has published over 100 scientific publications, including papers in Science, Nature, and Nature Neuroscience. His work has been written up in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Seed Magazine, and he has been a guest on The Newshour with Jim Leher and NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flato several times, extolling the importance of sleep. He has spoken at the Boston Museum of Science, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and NEMO, the Amsterdam museum of science. His current work looks at the nature and function of sleep and dreams from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, with an emphasis on the role of sleep and dreams in memory consolidation and integration. In addition to studying the normal functioning of sleep, he is currently investigating alterations in sleep-dependent memory consolidation in patients with schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and PTSD. His work is currently funded by NIMH.