Prof. em. Anna Wirz-Justice received this year’s Australian Society for Medical Research medal. She adressed the National Press Club on the topic of chronobiology (watch).

Ammy Appleby on her achievements:

With more than 20 year of research on seasonal affective disorder and light therapy, her outstanding contributions to the field has allowed Anna to introduce light therapy to Europe. Her collaboration with artists, architects and designers, who are inspired by the complexities of neuroscience, has instigated the incorporation of novel lighting regimens in architecture to improve sleep, mood and cognition in Alzheimer’s patients.