The RNC has been renewed after the ESRS meeting in Basel and the new composition can be viewed here.
In the past months, preparations for the basic sleep school were initiated. The next school will take place in September 29-October 4, 2019. This second edition of the ESRS Sleep Science School will focus on “Sleep and Aging”, and will be held, as the first edition, in Frejus, a small city located in France on the Cote d’Azur. This edition will be coordinated by Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Lino Nobili, Philippe Peigneux and Tom de Boer. The program will include communications by international sleep experts on specific topics and both animal and human research will be addressed. In addition, we will organize workshops and other interactive sessions to stimulate in-depth exchanges between early career and experienced researchers. The faculty members will be present during the entire week and available for theoretical and practical discussions with early career researchers.
Next to that, we recently renewed the call for the different travel grants the ESRS is offering. We have set space limits to avoid too lengthy proposals and added a release and acceptance form for the Home and Host supervisor which replaces the statements asked from these supervisors previously. This should simplify the submission and reviewing process considerably. The call has been e-mailed to the members but can also be found on the ESRS website and in this Newsletter.
Tom de Boer
Chair of the ESRS Research Networking Committee (RNC)