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.

Master Projects Autumn term 2020

Currently, we offer four different Master’s projects (5 places) in the field of chronobiology and sleep science at the Centre for Chronobiology (University of Basel, University Psychiatric Clinics Basel). Our research combines different disciplines so that the projects advertised are also suitable for students of different disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience and biology.

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Sleep during the ‘lockdown: longer and more regular, but worse

A survey conducted at the University of Basel and the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel has investigated how sleep has changed during the Covid-19 lockdown. The 435 individuals surveyed – most of whom were women – reported sleeping longer while sleep quality deteriorated. The results of the study were published in the scientific journal Current Biology. For more information see the press release of the University of Basel.

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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.

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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.

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