Light colour is less important for the internal clock than originally thought

Light in the evening is thought to be bad for sleep. However, does the colour of the light play a role? Researchers from the University of Basel and the Technical University of Munich compared the influence of different light colours on the human body. The researchers’ findings contradict the results of a previous study in mice.


Biopsychology Research Prize for Christine Blume

Psychologist and sleep researcher Dr. Christine Blume from the Centre for Chronobiology has been awarded the Biopsychology 2024 Research Prize by the Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology Section of the German Psychological Society.


Claritas. Obscuritas Performance

In "Claritas. Obscuritas" we dedicate ourselves to chronobiology and daylight research. The multidisciplinary performance deals with "light" and its effects on humans.


Protege Noctem (if darkness disappeared)

When Mattia Balsamini and Raffaele Panizza — authors of Protege Noctem — visited the Centre for Chronobiology in Basel to gain first-hand insights into our work in human research on light, chronobiology and sleep, we had no idea what the final artwork would look like.


Top Cited Article

We are happy that our Paper "Changing color and intensity of LED lighting across the day impacts on circadian melatonin rhythms and sleep in healthy men" is a top cited paper in the Journal of Pineal Research.

Brain Awareness Week 2023

On 13th March 2023, we will be part of the 26th Brain Awareness Week, organised by Neuroscience Network Basel. We will be hosting a tour of our laboratories, as well as holding talks and a podium discussion on the topic "Living in the right light". For details of this event, which will be in German, please see the programme.

If you would like to join the lab tour, please register using this form.

Flyer (PDF)