Institute of Medical Psychology

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Eva Winnebeck

Dr. Eva Winnebeck

Team Leader Sleep Lab


Institut für Medizinische Psychologie
Ludwig Maximilians Universität
Goethestrasse 31
D-80336 München

Phone: +4989218075647
Fax: 0049-(0)89-2180-75616

Current Projects

Study of human activity rhythms during sleep
Effect of flexible school start times on adolescent sleep behaviour
Placebo effects in Jetlag
Sleep and activity rhythms in diabetic patients with rare melatonin receptor variants

Current students (co-supervision with Prof. Roenneberg)

Anna Biller, PhD student
Carmen Molenda, medical doctoral student
Max Ullrich, medical doctoral student
Ameena Khan Sullivan, BSc student (work placement)


Winnebeck EC, Fischer D, Leise T, Roenneberg T. (2017). Dynamics and ultradian structure of human sleep in real life. Curr. Biol. In Press

Fuchikawa, T., Beer, K., Linke-Winnebeck, C., Ben-David, R., Kotowoy, A., Tsang, V.W.K., Warman, G.R., Winnebeck, E.C., Helfrich-Forster, C., and Bloch, G. (2017). Neuronal circadian clock protein oscillations are similar in behaviourally rhythmic forager honeybees and in arrhythmic nurses. Open Biol. 7.

Roenneberg, T., Keller, L.K., Fischer, D., Matera, J.L., Vetter, C., and Winnebeck, E.C. (2015). Human activity and rest in situ. In: Methods Enzymol., Volume 552, edited by A. Segal, pp. 257-283.

Sadd, B.M., Barribeau, S.M., Bloch, G., de Graaf, D.C., Dearden, P., Elsik, C.G., Gadau, J., Grimmelikhuijzen, C.J., Hasselmann, M., Lozier, J.D., et al. (2015). The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization. Genome Biol. 16, 76.

Foster, R.G., Peirson, S.N., Wulff, K., Winnebeck, E., Vetter, C., and Roenneberg, T. (2013). Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in social jetlag and mental illness. Prog. Mol. Biol. Transl. Sci. 119, 325-346.

Cheeseman*, J.F., Winnebeck*, E.C., Millar, C.D., Kirkland, L.S., Sleigh, J., Goodwin, M., Pawley, M.D.M., Bloch, G., Lehmann, K., Menzel, R., et al. (2012). General anesthesia alters time perception by phase shifting the circadian clock. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 7061-7066.

Winnebeck, E.C., Millar, C.D., and Warman, G.R. (2010). Why does insect RNA look degraded? Journal of Insect Science 10.