He currently leads the Coma Science Group at the Cyclotron Research Centre of the University of Liège, Belgium. He is clinical professor of neurology, at the Liège University Hospital and Research Director at the National Fund for Scientific Research. Laureys is chair of the World Federation of Neurology’s Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Group and of the European Neurological Society’s Subcommittee on Coma and Disorders of Consciousness. Since 2009, he is invited professor at the Royal Academy of Belgium. In 2010, he was invited to give a research lecture at Nobel Forum.
“Having a portable user-friendly device that permits long-duration monitoring of the patient’s condition coupled to a simple yet accurate interpretation helps clinicians and families taking care of persons with altered states of consciousness. A better understanding of the interaction between environmental parameters such as light and noise with the activity of the body and brain and its fluctuations throughout the day is a very important and novel field of scientific and medical interest.”