Louise Sund Pedersen
Biology and biotechnology, University of Copenhagen
Louise graduated with a bachelor in biology-biotechnology in 2013. During her studies she did a literature study on the molecular basis of narcolepsy, which made her aware of the ongoing research aimed at characterizing the autoimmune mechanism(s) related to narcolepsy.
Louise is currently doing her master in Biology-Biotechnology at University of Copenhagen and performing her master project at the Molecular Sleep Lab. During her project, she will investigate the composition of immunity mediating cells in the blood of narcolepsy patients and controls using flow-cytometry, in an attempt to uncover additional information on the autoimmune mechanism.
University of Maastricht
Georgia graduated from the University of Crete with a bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. During her bachelor she worked in the Molecular basic of Neurological Diseases laboratory at the School of Medicine, (Heraclion) and in the Neurometabolism Research laboratory at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Copenhagen). Her main interest was the influence of metabolic pathways in the healthy and diseased brain.
Georgia is currently doing a research master in Fundamental Neurosciences at Maastricht University. In parallel with her courses she worked on a project investigating the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the pathophysiology of febrile seizures, in the Environmental Epigenetics laboratory at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (Maastricht).
Georgia is conducting her master's research in the Molecular Sleep laboratory since January 2015. She is investigating the methylation status of the MHC class 1 loci in neurons; a factor which has been demonstrated to be of critical importance in a wide range of neuro-psychiaric disorders with a strong autoimmune component including narcolepsy.
Maria Chiara Arrivas