dr. P. (Peter) Meerlo

Universitair Docent Neurobiologie

Research

Research units:

Research interests

  

Biological clocks and circadian rhythms

The regulation and function of sleep

The role of sleep in neuronal plasticity and memory processes

The neurobiological consequences of disrupted and restricted sleep

Effects of sleep loss on stress systems and stress sensitivity

Effects of stress on sleep architecture and sleep EEG

Effects of stress on biological clocks and circadian rhythmicity

Individual differences and gender differences in stress and sleep

Animal models of stress and sleep disruption

Psychiatric disorders: causes, mechanisms, and therapies

 

     

Publications

  1. Social stress models in rodents: Towards enhanced validity

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Stress, arousal, and sleep

    Research output: ScientificChapter

  3. Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep debt

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  4. Poor sleep as a potential causal factor in aggression and violence

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  5. Stress revisited: a critical evaluation of the stress concept

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  6. Chronic Sleep Disturbance Impairs Glucose Homeostasis in Rats

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  7. Sleep deprivation impairs object recognition in mice

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  8. Too little sleep gradually desensitizes the serotonin 1A receptor system

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  9. Sleep restriction by forced activity reduces hippocampal cell proliferation

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  10. Individual differences in cardiovascular response to social challenge

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  11. The suprachiasmatic nucleus regulates sleep timing and amount in mice

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  12. Effects of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) on vigilance states and EEG in mice

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  13. Sleep restriction alters the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal response to stress

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  14. A social conflict increases EEG slow-wave activity during subsequent sleep

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  15. Social stress, autonomic neural activation, and cardiac activity in rats

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  16. Social stress induces high intensity sleep in rats

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  17. Social stress in rats and mice

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  18. The temporal dynamics of the stress response

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Activities

  1. Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Summerschool Healthy Ageing: from cell to Society

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  3. Medical Sciences Summerschool: The Ageing Brain

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  4. Dutch Neuroscience meeting 2017

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  5. Honours College Slaap Symposium

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  6. Psychiaterconferentie GGZ Noord-Holland

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  7. Skeptics in the Pub

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  8. Symposium student society Pharmaciae Sacrum

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  9. European Insomnia Network Meeting

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  10. SLAAP 2016

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  11. 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  12. 26th Congress of the Italian Sleep Medicine Society (AIMS)

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  13. Gordon Research Conference 'Sleep Regulation & Function'

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  14. 30ste NIBI Onderwijsconferentie

    Activity: PopularOutreach

  15. Lid Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad Nederlands Slaapcongres

    Activity: ProfessionalConsultancy

  16. Symposium GGZ Drenthe: 'Gestoorde slaap: een onschuldig probleem?'

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  17. Neuroscience 2015

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  18. Weekend van de Wetenschap

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  19. European Insomnia Network Meeting

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  20. Wild Clocks: Ecology Meets Chronobiology

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  21. 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  22. 9th Congress Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  23. Gordon Research Conference 'Sleep Regulation & Function'

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  24. 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  25. Hersenstichting publieksdag 2012 Slaap en hersenen

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  26. 15th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine Association

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  27. Euroscience Open Forum

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  28. De nacht van kunst en wetenschap

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  29. Meeting European Network on Sleep, Stress and Depression

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  30. 50th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  31. Winter Workshop on Memory: Plasticity and Sleep

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  32. 8th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  33. Neurex Workshop Translational Approaches in Stress and Neurodegeneration

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  34. 10th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  35. Winter Conference on Neuronal Plasticity

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  36. 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  37. 34th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Neuroscience Society

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  38. Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences

    Activity: ScientificParticipation in conference

  39. Studium Generale Groningen: SLAAP - verloren tijd?

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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Press / Media

  1. Blije, slimme slapers

    Press / Media: Research

  2. Winterblues

    Press / Media: Research

  3. Wolven dromen van bossen

    Press / Media: Research

  4. We komen slaap tekort

    Press / Media: Research

  5. Operatie Opvoeden

    Press / Media: Research

  6. Echte Vaders

    Press / Media: Research

  7. Slaaptekort zit tussen de oren

    Press / Media: Research

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