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.


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.


Obituary Konstantin Danilenko

We are extremely sad to hear that our long-term colleague from the Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine in Novosibirsk, Konstantin Danilenko M.D., died on 18 January 2023.


In Memoriam

With great dismay, we have learned that Prof. Steven Brown died in a fatal accident on December 14, 2022. Steve worked for some time here at the Center for Chronobiology and with Prof. Anne Eckert, Neurobiology Laboratory of the University Psychiatric Clinics, before taking up his position in Zurich in 2006.


HAPPY 2023

The Chronobiology team wishes you