India 2018: Kamalesh K Gulia

Delegate: Dr Kamalesh K Gulia

Affiliations: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India

Short Bio:
Neurophysiology of sleep, thermoregulation and sexual behaviour; Sleep during development, Maternal sleep deprivation and developmental neural plasticity and cognition in offspring
• Elected as Executive Member of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (India) wef 2018-2020
• Elected as General Secretary of the Indian Society for sleep Research wef 2018-2020
• Elected as Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in 2016

Activity: The World Sleep Day was organized by Dr Kamalesh K Gulia, Scientist In-charge of the Division of Sleep Research, on March 16, 2018 in the Biomedical Technology wing of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum (Kerala, India).

Dr Prabha D Nair, Head, Dept of Applied Biology and DTERT chaired the session of the event. Dr. Harikrishna Varma, Head of the BMT wing, SCTIMST conferred the inaugural address emphasising the need for good sleep for healthy body. Dr Prabha D Nair pointed out that even though over 100 million persons in the world are reported to have sleep disorders, over 80% of the cases are un-diagonised due to lack of awareness of this important aspect of life.

On this occasion, Dr Kamalesh K Gulia, Scientist In-charge of the Division of Sleep Research delivered a talk on “Sleep: Revisit to an understated element of life!”. The post-talk session was marked by the enthusiasm of the participants who raised several pertinent questions on the importance and impact of sleep on lifestyle. Dr Gulia handed over to Dr. Harikrishna Varma 2 copies of “DOWN MEMORY LANE” by Dr V Mohan Kumar, who initiated the Comprehensive Centre for Sleep Disorders in the SCTIMST, for the Library.

Location: India

Date of Activity: 16 March 2018

Submitted By: Dr Kamalesh K Gulia