Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
Born in Saigon in Vietnam, Dr Dang-Vu obtained his doctorate in medicine (MD) at the University of Liège in 2004. He then completed his doctorate in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences (PhD) at the Cyclotron Research Centre of the University of Liège, and was awarded it in 2008. At the same time he completed his specialisation in neurology at the CHU (University Hospital) of Liège until 2009. Dr Dang-Vu studies the mechanisms of sleep using neuroimaging methods such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). In particular, he is seeking to understand how sleep oscillations influence cerebral activity, the perception of the external environment and the memorisation of information. He is also interested in sleep medicine and the use of neuroimaging in this context. In the context of his clinical and scientific work, he completed several internships abroad, notably at the University of Montréal, at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris and at the department of neurology of the University Hospital of Zurich. He completed a first post-doctoral fellowship in sleep medicine in Boston (Harvard Medical School), and a second post-doctoral fellowship at the centre for advanced studies in sleep medicine at the University of Montréal. Dr Dang-Vu has been awarded several scientific prizes and grants, notably from the American Sleep Research Society (SRS), the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), the Belgian Neurological Society (BNS), the Belgian Association for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (BASS), the Belgian College of Neuropsychophamarcology and Biological Psychiatry (BCNBP), the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF), the Leon Fredericq fund (Belgium), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012