MSc. Frank van Schalkwijk

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Address Hellbrunner Straße 34
5020 Salzburg
Austria
+43 (0) 662 – 8044 5146
frankjasper.vanschalkwijk[at]sbg.ac.at
Web page www.sleepscience.at
Date of birth 6th June 1989
Nationality Dutch

EDUCATION

Since October 2015 Student of the Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind” funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund (W1233-G17), University of Salzburg, Austria
Since October 2015 PhD student at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria, Department of Neurology of the Christian Doppler Klinik. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eugen Trinka.
Since October 2015 PhD student at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNS), Laboratory for „Sleep and Consciousness Research“. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus.
September 2010 – January 2013 Research master in Biomedical Science: Track Neurobiology, Cognition and Computation (diploma) at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Topic of master thesis: „Comparing sleep deprivation models with primary insomnia; an evaluation of its validity.“
September 2007 –
June 2010
Bachelor in Psychobiology (diploma) at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2001 – 2007 Atheneum at R.S.G. Broklede, Breukelen, The Netherlands.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since October 2015 PhD student at the University of Salzburg, Austria, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNS), Laboratory for „Sleep and Consciousness Research“. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus.
Since October 2015 PhD student at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria, Department of Neurology of the Christian Doppler Klinik. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eugen Trinka.
May 2013 –
April 2015
Research assistant at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN-KNAW), research group: Emotion & Cognition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Supervisor: dr. Y.D. van der Werf.
December 2013 –
December 2014
Junior researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU), faculty of Psychology and Education, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Supervisor: dr. A.M. Willemen.

INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER SCHOOLS, WORKSHOPS

January – July 2018 Honorary Nonmedical appointment (internship) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Neuropsychology Unit in Sydney, Australia. Supervisors: Ass.-Prof. Laurie A. Miller and Dr. Zoe Thayer.
October – November 2013 Working visit (25 October – 1 November 2013) at the University of Sydney, Australia, by invitation from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Analyzed sleep scoring on data of epilepsy patients in relation to memory performance. Supervisor: Ass.-Prof. Laurie A. Miller.
May – December 2012 Internship at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN-KNAW), research group Sleep & Cognition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Supervisor: dr. Y.D. van der Werf.
January – July 2011

 

April – June 2010

Internship at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences; Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience (SILS-CNS), Pennartz group. Supervisor: H.A.I. Malkki.

Internship at the University of Amsterdam, dept. of Psychonomy. Supervisor: dr. R. Rouw.

PUBLICATIONS

2018 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Ricci, M., Nikpour, A., and Miller, L.A. (2018). The impact of sleep characteristics and epilepsy variables on memory performance in patients with focal seizure. Epilepsy and Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.06.034
2017 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Sauter, C., Hoedlmoser, K., Heib, D.P.J., Klösch, G., Moser, D., Gruber, G., Anderer, P., Zeitlhofer, J., and Schabus, M. (2017). The effect of napping on the consolidation of declarative and procedural information. Journal of Sleep Research. DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12649
2016 Malkki, H. A., Mertens, P. E., Lankelma, J. V., Vinck, M., van Schalkwijk, F. J., van Mourik-Donga, L. B., … & Pennartz, C. M. (2016). Effects of Arc/Arg3. 1 gene deletion on rhythmic synchronization of hippocampal CA1 neurons during locomotor activity and sleep. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 131, 155-165.
Miller, L. A., Ricci, M., van Schalkwijk, F. J., Mohamed, A., & van der Werf, Y. D. (2016). Determining the relationship between sleep architecture, seizure variables and memory in patients with focal epilepsy. Behavioral neuroscience, 130(3), 316.
2015 Schalkwijk, F. J., Blessinga, A. N., Willemen, A. M., Van Der Werf, Y. D., & Schuengel, C. (2015). Social support moderates the effects of stress on sleep in adolescents. Journal of sleep research, 24(4), 407-413.
van Schalkwijk, F. J., Benjamins, J. S., Migliorati, F., de Nooijer, J. A., Van Someren, E. J., van Gog, T., & Van Der Werf, Y. D. (2015). The role of sleep timing in children’s observational learning. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 125, 98-105.

TALKS

March 2018 On the relevance of sleep. Talk presented as a guest speaker at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia, May 24th 2018.
March 2018 On the relevance of sleep for memory. Keynote talk presented at the CCD memory conference, Manly, Sydney, Australia, March 8th 2018.
March 2017 The effect of napping on the consolidation of declarative and procedural information. Talk presented at the 3rd winter symposium “Sleep, Cognition and Consciousness”, Kaprun, Austria, March 2017.
January 2015 Social support moderates the effects of stress on sleep in adolescents. Winter symposium “Sleep, Cognition and Consciousness”, Kaprun, Austria, January 2015.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

September 2018 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Hauser, T., Hoedlmoser, K., Sauter, C., Klösch, G., Moser, D., Gruber, G., Anderer, P., Saletu, B., Parapatics, S., Zeitlhofer, J., and Schabus, M. Evaluating short and long-term effects of full-night sleep and heart rate variability on procedural memory performance. Poster presented at the 24th Meeting of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Basel, Switzerland, September 25th-28th 2018.
September 2017 Renz, N., van Schalkwijk, F.J., Thomschewski, A., Schwenker, K., Mayr, B., Reich, B., Niebauer, J., Nardone, R., Höller, P., Taylor, A., Frey, V., Golaszewski, S., Kunz, A., Langthaler, P., Zimmermann, G., Bathke, A., Trinka, E., and Höller, Y. (2017). SCI and sports: Wheelchair dancer study – status of study. Poster presented at the Spinal Cord Injury & Tissue Regeneration Centre Salzburg (SCI-TReCS) Retreat, Seeon, Germany, September 11th – 12th 2017.
July 2017 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Sauter, C., Hoedlmoser, K., Heib, D. P. J., Hauser, T., Klösch, G., Moser, D., Gruber, G., Anderer, P., Saletu, B., Parapatics, S., Weber-Bischof, B., Bauer, H., Fischmeister, F., Zeitlhofer, J., and Schabus, M. Short and long-term effects of full-night sleep on procedural memory performance. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 6th 2017.
July 2017 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Sauter, C., Hoedlmoser, K., Heib, D. P. J., Hauser, T., Klösch, G., Moser, D., Gruber, G., Anderer, P., Saletu, B., Parapatics, S., Weber-Bischof, B., Bauer, H., Fischmeister, F., Zeitlhofer, J., and Schabus, M. Short and long-term effects of full-night sleep on procedural memory performance. Poster presented at the Salzburg Brain Annual Meeting (SAMBA), Salzburg, Austria, July 14th 2017.
October 2016 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Höller, Y., Hödlmoser, K., Leis, S., Höller, P., Kunz, A., Schabus, M., and Trinka, E. (2016). Evaluating pain, sleep, and motor skill learning in patients with spinal-cord injury. Poster presented at the Spinal Cord Injury & Tissue Regeneration Centre Salzburg (SCI-TReCS) Research Conference, Salzburg, Austria, October 27th 2016.
October 2016 Renz, N., van Schalkwijk, F.J., Thomschewski, A., Schwenker, K., Mayr, B., Reich, B., Niebauer, J., Nardone, R., Höller, P., Taylor, A., Frey, V., Golaszewski, S., Kunz, A., Langthaler, P., Zimmermann, G., Bathke, A., Trinka, E., and Höller, Y. Studying neuroplasticity in physically active and non-active spinal-cord injured subjects: a study proposal. Poster presented at the Spinal Cord Injury & Tissue Regeneration Centre Salzburg (SCI-TReCS) Research Conference, Salzburg, Austria, October 27th 2016.
September 2016 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Heib, D.P.J., Hödlmoser, K., Muto, V., Klösch, G., Anderer, P., Zeitlhofer, J., and Schabus, M. (2016). The effect of napping on the consolidation of explicit and implicit information. Poster presented at the 23rd Meeting of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Bologna, Italy, September 13th-16th 2016.
November 2015 van Schalkwijk, F.J., Höller, Y., Hödlmoser, K., Leis, S., Höller, P., Kunz, A., Schabus, M., and Trinka, E. (2015). Fine motor skill learning and consolidation in patients with spinal-cord injury: a research proposal. Poster presented at the Spinal Cord Injury & Tissue Regeneration Centre Salzburg (SCI-TReCS) Research Conference, Salzburg, Austria, November 2015.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

General

 

Microsoft Office (Expert)
Matlab (Advanced)
Statistics R (Intermediate)
SPSS (Intermediate)
EEG acquisition Netstation (Electrical Geodesics, EGI) (Intermediate)
EEG data processing Brainvision Analyzer (Beginner)
EEGlab (Beginner)
Fieldtrip (Beginner)
Netstation (Electrical Geodesics, EGI) (Intermediate)
Experimental control Presentation (Intermediate)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Studying memory consolidation processes during sleep in healthy participants and epilepsy patients.