Bio For Markus Dworak, PhD.
Markus Dworak, PhD.


Dr. Dworak’s background includes a Diploma in Exercise Physiology and a Ph.D. in Exercise-Neuroscience from the German Sport University Cologne/ Germany. In his research he evaluated the effects of physical activity on sleep and brain metabolism. After that he worked as Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School/ US and focused on the effects of brain metabolism in the regulation of sleep and wakefulness. Dr. Dworak was a fellow of the German Research Society and received the Young Investigator Award from the German Sleep Research Society in 2009. Beside his scientific work he is currently also Founder & CEO of smartsleep®, a company developing nutritional supplements for sleep recovery. Personally he is passionate in many kinds of exercise, especially strength training, running, soccer and snowboarding.