Jan Born E-Mail: Research Interests

Jan Born
[email protected]
Institute for Medical Psychology
and Behavioral Neurobiology,
German Centre for Diabetes Research (DZD),
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN),
University of Tuebingen
FIN Building,
Otfried-Müller-Strasse 25
72076 Tübingen
Research Interests
• Mechanisms of learning and memory
• Sleep and sleep-dependent plasticity
• Metabolic and behavioral control of body weight
Key publications
• Inostroza M, Born J (2013) Sleep for preserving and transforming episodic memory. Ann Rev
Neurosci 8: 79-102
• Wilhelm I, Rose M, Imhof KI, Rasch B, Büchel C, Born J (2013) The sleeping child outplays the
adults’ capacitiy to convert implicit into explicit knowledge. Nat Neurosci 16: 391-393
• Diekelmann S, Born J (2010) The memory function of sleep. Nat Rev Neurosci 11: 114-126.
• Rasch B, Pommer J, Diekelmann S, Born J (2009) Pharmacological REM sleep suppression
paradoxically improves rather than impairs skill memory. Nature Neurosci 12:396-397.
• Rasch B, Büchel C, Gais S, Born J (2007) Odor cues during slow wave sleep prompt declarative
memory consolidation. Science 315: 1426-1429
• Marshall L, Helgadóttir H, Mölle M, Born J. (2006) Boosting slow oscillations during sleep
potentiates memory. Nature 444: 610-613
• Wagner U, Gais S, Haider H, Verleger R, Born J (2004) Sleep inspires insight. Nature 427:352-5.
• Born J, Lange T, Kern W, McGregor GP, Bickel U, Fehm HL (2002) Sniffing neuropeptides - a
transnasal approach to the human brain. Nature Neurosci 5: 514-515
• Gais S, Plihal W, Wagner U, Born J (2000) Early sleep triggers memory for early visual
discrimination skills. Nature Neurosci 3:1335-1339
• Born J, Hansen K, Marshall L, Mölle M, Fehm HL (1999) Timing the end of nocturnal sleep. Nature
397: 29
Curriculum Vitae
Study of Psychology, Mathematics, preclinical Medicine (Tübingen/Ulm)
Research Fellow, Dep. Biological Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
PhD, Dep. Physiological Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
Post Doc, Habilitation, Dep. Physiology, University of Ulm, Germany
Academic Appointments
1989-99 Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bamberg
1999-2010 Professor of Neuroendocrinology (Chair of Department), University of Lübeck
Since 2005 Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center "Plasticity and Sleep" (SFB 654)
Since 2010 Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience (Chair of Department), University of Tübingen
Editor, Memberships, Prices
• Deputy Editor - Sleep (since 2012)
• Section Editor - Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (since 2012)
• Associate Editor - Journal of Sleep Research (since 2009)
• Member of Editorial Board – Trends in Neuroscience and Education, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychosomatic Medicine; Frontiers in Neuroscience, and others
Member of the German Academy of Science - Leopoldina
Member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Sciences
Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg
Leibniz Price of the DFG