Dr. Christine Blume
Christine Blume, MD, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Chronobiology of the University of Basel (Switzerland). After completing her degree in psychology at the University of Würzburg (Germany), she moved to Salzburg (Austria), where she obtained her PhD in the Laboratory for Sleep, Cognition and Consciousness at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. While she first primarily worked on disorders of consciousness following severe brain injury, she became intrigued by human sleep, which is now her main field of research. After having successfully applied for a mobility grant of the Austrian Research Fund FWF, she moved to Basel in January 2019. These days, her research is centered around artificial light and other factors that characterise life in a modern society on sleep. She is also a cognitive-behavioural therapist for insomnia (CBT-I) in training at the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel.
Besides doing research, she also likes talking about science and sleep science in particular. Therefore, she does a lot of science communcation, particularly in the German-speaking media. Besides science, she plays the cello in the orchestra of the University of Basel and loves hiking or cross-country skiing in the mountains. She joined the Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) Committee in 2020.