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Laura Kervezee

Board Member
Dr. Laura Kervezee is an assistant professor in circadian medicine at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. She is co-initiator and co-coordinator of the BioClock consortium, a large national research network on the societal, clinical, and ecological relevance of the circadian timing system, funded by the Dutch Research Council.

The goal of her research is to advance and apply our understanding of the circadian timing system in order to improve human health, with a specific interest in health care settings. She currently focuses on developing computational methods to monitor the circadian system and investigating clinical interventions to improve circadian function in critically ill patients on the intensive care unit, funded by a Veni fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research. Dr. Kervezee completed her PhD in the field of chronopharmacology in 2017 at Leiden University and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she studied the physiological effects of circadian misalignment.

She also served as the first Public Outreach fellow of the Society of Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR). In 2022, she was awarded the Heineken Young Scientist Award in Biomedical Sciences from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences as a recognition of her research and involvement in public outreach.