The aim of the Clinical and Sleep Research Unit (CSRU) is first to welcome patients in need of a calm and private environment when they come to Campus Biotech to take part in research trials. For this purpose, the Facility is equipped to monitor clinically ambulatory patients. A room is dedicated to perform neuropsychological interviews and a battery of neurogical, -psychological tests frequently used is available for children and adults. Finally, a nurse/TSM technician is present on site for medical assistance if needed.
A second major axis of the platform is enabling research on sleep. We spend the third part of our life to sleep and sleep plays a fundamental role in brain functioning, like memory consolidation or emotions regulation. The platform contains two rooms each fitted with a comfortable bed. Its proximity to the other platforms, particularly MRI, is a considerable benefit and makes it possible to construct multidisciplinary research protocols where brain function can be measured using MRI before, during and after a night’s sleep.
MEET THE TEAM
Scientific supervision of the NMOD facility is performed by Prof. Sophie SCHWARTZ (UNIGE), and Prof. Friedhelm HUMMEL (EPFL).
Dr. Virginie STERPENICH is responsible for the facility. Loan Mattera is the medical assistant.
Here is an overview of the equipment available for experiments
Please contact us for specific inquiries, project applications or additional information on the facility.