Prof. Dr. Thomas Penzel
Director of Research
Interdisciplinary Sleep Medicine Centre
Charité University Hospital
German Sleep Society
Thomas Penzel is the Director of Research of the Interdisciplinary Sleep Medicine Centre at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany, since 2006. He studied physics, human biology, physiology and medical informatics at the University Marburg, Germany. In 2001, he received the Bial Award in Clinical Medicine in Portugal, in 2008 the Bill Gruen Award for Innovations in Sleep Research by the American Sleep Research Society, and in 2012 the Somnus Award by the Sleep magazine in Germany. He is the chair of the Sleep Medicine Committee of the ESRS. He is the secretary of the German Sleep Society, the president of the Berlin Brandenburg Sleep Association, the chair of the Professional Activities Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine, the editor-in-chief of the German journal Somnologie. He published more than 200 papers on sleep research and sleep medicine with a focus on methodology, sleep disordered breathing and the cardiovascular system during sleep.