Umfrage “COVID-19 & Schlaf”

Wie wirken sich die Massnahmen zur Eindämmung der COVID-19 Epidemie auf unseren Schlaf sowie die Passung zwischen inneren biologischen und sozialen Rhythmen aus? Dieser spannenden Fragestellung gehen Forscher*innen des Zentrums für Chronobiologie in einer Umfrage nach. Erzählen auch Sie uns hier, wie es Ihnen aktuell geht.

3 year PhD position

PhD position on Dose-response relationships of evening light on human CAP, circadian physiology and sleep

This project investigates the role of different photoreceptors (cones, rods, and ipRGCs) in the human retina and their role in driving non-visual responses during evening light exposure.

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PhD position on Circadian timing system and it moderating role for light’s CAP effects in teenagers

In this project, we will investigate the interaction of circadian time with NIF responses in teenagers, using a combination of field and laboratory-based measurements.

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La pandemia di COVID-19 ed il benessere emotivo: consigli per abitudini quotidiane e ritmi salutari in tempi imprevedibili

La pandemia di COVID-19 sta rappresentando una grande sfida per ognuno di noi. Varie misure come quarantena, auto-isolamento e soprattutto il cosiddetto “distacco sociale” stanno determinando la nostra quotidianità. Queste misure sono necessarie per limitare l’espansione del virus e per proteggere i nostri sistemi sanitari da un’eccessiva pressione, ma possono anche influire negativamente su fattori che normalmente promuovono e stabilizzano la nostra salute mentale.


Award for our research

Excellent Sleep Research

Prof. Christian Cajochen, head of the Center for Chronobiology at the UPK Basel, received the German Foundation for Sleep Award in the category ” Science and Innovation” for research into the effects of light on the circadian rhythm and sleep. The prize was awarded for the first time this year.


Dr. Ruta Lasauskaite obtains a competitive Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Dr. Ruta Lasauskaite obtained a competitive Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for her project entitled «Influence of lighting on mental effort and on motivational deficit caused by fatigue».
Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The Ambizione grant covers the grantee’s salary and the funds needed to carry out the project during 4 years. Dr. Ruta Lasauskaite will conduct her project at the Centre for Chronobiology of the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel.

We launched a new OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL “Clocks & Sleep”!

We are very excited to announce that our new journal Clocks & Sleep has officially launched. Please see our first editorial here. We hope to make Clocks & Sleep a dynamic and high quality open access circadian/sleep journal with the greatest possible reach and research impact!