University of Zurich,
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Hans-Peter Landolt holds a PhD in natural sciences (1996; ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and completed fellowships in human psychopharmacology research at the University of Zurich (UZH; 1996-1997) and the University of California in San Diego (UCSD; 1998-2000). He is currently Research Director in Human Sleep Psychopharmacology and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UZH. Hans-Peter’s research combines and integrates methods of specific pharmacology, neurophysiology, human genetics, molecular brain imaging and neurocognitive testing, to investigate the roles for neuromodulators, receptors and transporters in regulating sleep-associated brain functions in health and disease.
Since 2016, Hans-Peter Landolt serves as Treasurer on the Board of the European Sleep Research Society and is Board Member of the Swiss Society of Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology. He recently co-edited the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology on Sleep-Wake Neurobiology and Pharmacology (2019) and supports the journal SLEEP as Associate Editor (since 2015). From 2012-2018, he was Co-Director of the Clinical Research Priority Program Sleep & Health at UZH. He is the initiator and a co-founder of the University Center of Competence, Sleep & Health Zurich (SHZ; https://www.sleep.uzh.ch/en.html), of which he currently chairs the Steering Committee. He is also a co-organizer of the international symposia Sleep & Health Zurich 2015, 2018, 2019, and the annual SHZ symposia at UZH.