Sebastiaan Overeem is Full Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group (Department of Electrical Engineering) and in the Future Everyday group (Department of Industrial Design). He is chair of Intelligent Systems for Sleep Disorders, a clinical somnologist and a neuroscientist. At TU/e, he focuses on new diagnostic methods for sleep and sleep disorders. Overeem was part of the first hypocretin studies in patients with narcolepsy. Over the last 15 years, Overeem focused on narcolepsy, including the neurophysiology of cataplexy and the biology of the hypocretin system. The hypocretin-system formed the initial connecting link to sleep in Parkinson’s disease, when it was shown that hypocretin defects are present in Parkinson’s as a cause of sleep disturbances. This work led to a research line on sleep disorders in neurodegenerative disease, which is how Overeem was first appointed researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His clinical work as a sleep medicine specialist takes place at the Center for Sleep Medicine Kempenhaeghe.
Sebastiaan Overeem holds a PhD (2003) and MD (2004) from Leiden University. For his thesis, he did some work at the Center for Narcolepsy Research at Stanford University. After graduating, he worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Radboud University Medical Center from 2005 to 2015. In 2008, he also took up the position of somnologist at expertise center Kempenhaeghe. Overeem joined Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as Senior Researcher in 2015 and was appointed Part-time Professor in 2017.
The distinguishing motor features of cataplexySleep (2018)
The effect of chronic sleep deprivation on cognition in healthy middle aged menNeuropsychobiology (2018)
FDG PET, dopamine transporter SPECT, and olfactionMovement Disorders (2017)
Real-time two-dimensional pressure sensing for patient monitoring based on optical coupling between crossing polymer optical fibres26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017<br/> (2017)
Photoplethysmography beat detection and pulse morphology quality assessment for signal reliability estimation39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2017) (2017)
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