The Daylight Award 2022

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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

Sadness and schedules

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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.

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Travel Award

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Dr. Marijke Gordijn (left) and Isabel Schöllhorn (right) during the Award Ceremony, SLTBR, June 2022

Congratulations to our PhD student Isabel Schöllhorn who was awarded a Travel Grant at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), held in June 25-27, 2022 in Manchester, UK.

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Open position for a MD-PhD student

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.

Science communication award

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.

From dawn to dusk

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.

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LIGHTCAP seasonal school

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.

Christian-Doppler Prize 2021

On 10 December 2021, Dr Christine Blume from the Centre for Chronobiology and Monika Angerer (University of Salzburg) received the Christian Doppler Prize of the State of Salzburg (Austria) for their joint work on circadian rhythms in severely brain-injured patients.

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Integrative Human Circadian Daylight Platform

We are very excited to announce that we launched our new Integrative Human Circadian Daylight Platform (IHCDP) on September 1st, 2021. The interdisciplinary platform will integrate and comprehensively fuse basic, applied and clinical aspects of human circadian daylight research to improve circadian health, quality of life and well-being across the lifespan. The IHCDP platform is financially supported by the Velux Foundation Switzerland (https://veluxstiftung.ch/) for 4 years.

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SNSF Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship

Delightfully, Dr. Yu-Shiuan Lin is awarded 2-year SNSF Posdoc.Mobility Fellowship (from April 2022 on) to conduct a PET-MRI project examining the interaction between adenosine and dopamine systems at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. This is a continuing chapter from her previous PET-MRI training in the SNSF Doc.Mobility Fellowship.