Yves Dauvilliers serves as a Professor of neurology and physiology (PU-PH) and Head of the clinical and research activity of the sleep laboratory at the University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France, since 2005. He obtained his M.D. degree in neurology in 2000 (Montpellier) and his Ph.D. degree in neurosciences in 2004 (Montpellier). He is a Member of the scientific board of the French Sleep Society since 2004. He performed many research studies in the diagnosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapy of several sleep disorders, mainly neurological disorders including narcolepsy but also other central hypersomnias, parasomnias, and RLS. He is a Member of the research group INSERM U1061. Dauvilliers has been also the Coordinator of the French National Reference Network for Orphan Diseases (narcolepsy, hypersomnia, Kleine-Levin Syndrome) since 2006. Since 2002, he has been the Principal Investigator in several open and placebo-controlled national and multinational clinical trials in sleep disorders on narcolepsy, RLS, and insomnia, and he was involved in the conception and design of these studies. He is the author or coauthor of more than 150 papers published in international and national peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters, and he also edited two French books related to sleep medicine. His main topics of interest include neurology and sleep, pathophysiology of hypersomnia, and sleep and ageing.
Biography Updated on 20 January 2014