If we were to claim that evening illuminance plays no role in sleep, we would certainly have gained some attention. In fact, our recently published meta-analysis shows that there is no direct correlation between illuminance and sleep.(more…)
Welcome to the Website of the Centre for Chronobiology
We are very excited to share a new Outlook article published in Nature, "Can resetting the body clock help with depression?", which explores the link between circadian and mental health, and includes quotes by past and present Centre for Chronobiology researchers including Christian Cajochen and Manuel Spitschan, as well as citing Corrado Garbazza and his team's recent publication Sustained remission from perinatal depression after bright light therapy: A pilot randomised, placebo-controlled trial.(more…)
At the Center for Chronobiology of the UPK Basel, a 100% position as an MD-PhD doctoral student is available from September 1, 2022 for 3 years. Further information can be found here.
At the "Psychologie & Gehirn", the annual meeting of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) Section Biological & Neuropsychology, Christine Blume received the award for science communcation. Here, you find an overview of her outreach activities in the field of sleep and chronobiology.
On May 16th 2022 Prof. emerita Anna Wirz-Justice won the prestigious The Daylight Award 2022 for her outstanding research on the effects of (day-)light on circadian rhythms and mood. We warmly gratulate our former Head of the Centre for Chronobiology to this major achievement!
If you want to see a short portrait of her click on this link
How does light influence the circadian clock, sleep and health? On 20 and 21 May 2022 we will accompany the day with lectures and light measurements at the St. Margarethen Observatory in Basel.(more…)
On the second week of April, the LIGHTCAP consortium gathered in Eindhoven University of Technology for presentations, training, Case Studies and networking opportunities. This event was the third and first live Lightcap Season School. Find more information about our LIGHTCAP projects here.
Looking for participant: we aim to examine whether taking caffeine acutely and daily can influence reward learning processes compared to placebo.(more…)