Dr. Mirjam Münch

PhD

Dr. Mirjam Münch promovierte 2006 an der Universität Basel im Bereich Schlafforschung und Chronobiologie bei jungen und älteren Erwachsenen. Ihre Hauptforschungsbereiche sind die Auswirkungen von Licht auf die menschliche Physiologie und das Verhalten, inklusive Schlaf und circadiane Rhythmen. Nach Postdoc-Stellen an der Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA) und der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Lausanne (EPFL) habilitierte sie sich 2015 an der Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Privatdozentin). 2018 wurde sie als Associate Professor ans Sleep/Wake Research Centre der Massey University in Neuseeland berufen. Seit September 2021 ist Dr. Münch wieder zurück am Zentrum für Chronobiologie in Basel (Schweiz), wo sie das Modul 'Environmental Circadian Lighting' innerhalb der neuen `'integrative Human Daylight Platform' (iCDP) leitet, die von der Velux Stiftung Schweiz finanziell unterstützt wird.

Publications

2020

Münch, M; Goldbach, R; Zumstein, N; Vonmoos, P; Scartezzini, J-L; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Enhancing daily light exposure increases the antibody response to influenza vaccination in patients with dementia Journal Article Forthcoming

BioRxiv, Forthcoming.

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Brown, T; Brainard, G; Cajochen, C; Czeisler, C; Hanifin, J; Lockley, S; Lucas, R; Münch, M; O'Hagan, J; Peirson, S; Price, L; Roenneberg, T; Schlangen, L; Skene, D; Spitschan, M; Vetter, C; Zee, P; Jr., Wright K

Recommendations for Healthy Daytime, Evening, and Night-Time Indoor Light Exposure Journal Article Forthcoming

Forthcoming.

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Münch, M; Wirz-Justice, A; Brown, S A; Kantermann, T; Martiny, K; Stefani, O; Vetter, C; Jr, Wright K P; Wulff, K; Skene, D J

The Role of Daylight for Humans: Gaps in Current Knowledge Journal Article

Clocks & Sleep, 2020.

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2019

Bromundt, V; Wirz-Justice, A; Boutellier, M; Winter, S; Haberstroh, M; Termane, M; Münch, M

Effects of a dawn-dusk simulation on circadian rest-activity cycles, sleep, mood and well-being in dementia patients Journal Article

Experimental Gerontology, 2019.

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Benedetti, M; Maierová, L; Cajochen, C; Motamed, A; Münch, M; Scartezzini, J-L

Impact of dynamic lighting control on light exposure, visual comfort and alertness in office users Journal Article

J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 2019.

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2017

Münch, M; Schmieder, M; Bieler, K; Goldbach, R; Fuhrmann, T; Zumstein, N; Vonmoos, P; Scartezzini, J L; Wirz-Justice, A; ., Cajochen C

Bright light delights: effects of daily light exposure on emotions, rest-activity cycles, sleep and melatonin secretion in severely demented patients Journal Article

Current Alzheimer Research, 14 , pp. doi:10.2174/1567205014666170523092858, 2017.

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2014

Cajochen, C; Altanay-Ekici, S; Münch, M; Frey, S; Knoblauch, V; Wirz-Justice, A

Reply to Cordi et al. Journal Article

Current Biology, 24 (17), pp. R795, 2014.

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2013

Putilov, A A; Münch, M; Cajochen, C

Principal component structuring of the Non-REM sleep EEG spectrum in older adults yields age-related changes in the sleep and wake drives Journal Article

Current Aging Science, 6 epub ahead , pp. 1-13, 2013.

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Cajochen, C; Altanay-Ekici, S; Münch, M; Frey, S; Knoblauch, Vera; Wirz-Justice, A

Evidence that the Lunar Cycle In?uences Human Sleep Journal Article

Current Biology, 23 (15), pp. 1-4, 2013.

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2012

Münch, M; Bromundt, V

Light and chronobiology: implications for health and disease Journal Article

Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience 14(4), 448-453, 2012.

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2011

Chellappa, S L; Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Cajochen, C

Age effects on spectral electroencephalogram activity prior to dream recall Journal Article

J Sleep Res. Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2011.00947.x (Epub ahead of print), 2011.

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2009

Birchler-Pedross, A; Schröder, C M; Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Blatter, K; Schnitzler-Sack, C; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Subjective well-being is modulated by circadian phase, sleep pressure, age, and gender. Journal Article

Journal of Biological Rhythms, 24(3): 232-242., 2009.

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Chellappa, S L; Münch, M; Blatter, K; Knoblauch, V; Cajochen, C

Does the circadian modulation of dream recall modify with age? Journal Article

Sleep, 32(9): 1201-1209., 2009.

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Späti, J; Münch, M; Blatter, K; Knoblauch, V; Jones, L A; Cajochen, C

Impact of age, sleep pressure and circadian phase on time-of-day estimates. Journal Article

Behav Brain Res, 201(1):48-52., 2009.

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2007

Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Blatter, K; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Is homeostatic sleep regulation under low sleep pressure modified by age? Journal Article

Sleep, 30(6): 781-792., 2007.

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2006

Cajochen, C; Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Blatter, K; Wirz-Justice, A

Age-related changes in the circadian and homeostatic regulation of human sleep. Journal Article

Chronobiology International, 23: 461-474., 2006.

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Münch, M; Kobialka, S; Steiner, R; Oelhafen, P; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Wavelength-dependent effects of evening light exposure on sleep architecture and sleep EEG power density in men. Journal Article

American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 290 : R1421-R1428., 2006.

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Schmidt, C; Peigneux, P; Muto, V; Schenkel, M; Knoblauch, V; Münch, M; de Quervain, D J -F; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Encoding difficulty promotes postlearning changes in sleep spindle activity during napping. Journal Article

Journal of Neuroscience, 26(35): 8976-8982., 2006.

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Blatter, K; Graw, P; Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Gender and age differences in psychomotor vigilance under differential sleep pressure conditions. Journal Article

Behavioural Brain Research, 168: 312-317., 2006.

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Cajochen, C; Jud, C; Münch, M; Kobialka, S; Wirz-Justice, A; Albrecht, U

Evening exposure to blue light stimulates the expression of the clock gene PER2 in humans Journal Article

European Journal of Neuroscience, 23: 1082-1086., 2006.

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2005

Blatter, K; Opwis, K; Münch, M; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Sleep loss-related decrements in planning performance in healthy elderly depend on task difficulty. Journal Article

Journal of Sleep Research, 14: 409-417., 2005.

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Cajochen, C; Münch, M; Kobialka, S; Kräuchi, K; Steiner, R; Oelhafen, P; Orgül, S; Wirz-Justice, A

High sensitivity of human melatonin, alertness, thermoregulation and heart rate to short wavelength light. Journal Article

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 90: 1311-1316., 2005.

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Knoblauch, V; Münch, M; Blatter, K; Martens, W L J; Schröder, C; Schnitzler, C; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Age-Related Changes in the Circadian Modulation of Sleep-Spindle Frequency During Nap Sleep. Journal Article

Sleep, 28: 1093-1101, 2005.

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Münch, M; Cajochen, C; Wirz-Justice, A

Schlaf und zirkadiane Rhythmik im Alter. Journal Article

Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 38 (Supplement 1) I/21–I/23., 2005.

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Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Blatter, K; Schröder, C; Schnitzler, C; Kräuchi, K; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

Age-related attenuation of the evening circadian arousal signal in humans. Journal Article

Neurobiology of Aging, 26: 1307-1319, 2005.

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2004

Münch, M; Knoblauch, V; Blatter, K; Schröder, C; Schnitzler, C; Kräuchi, K; Wirz-Justice, A; Cajochen, C

The frontal predominance in human EEG delta activity after sleep loss decreases with age. Journal Article

European Journal of Neuroscience, 20: 1402-10., 2004.

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