Our vision

To catalyse any means necessary for the use of (day-)light to improve general health, quality of life and living conditions across the life span, based on biological, psychological and societal needs. For this purpose, the impact of daylight will be systematically assessed, and new tools, applications will be validated and implemented in the fields of vision science and ophthalmology, healthy ageing and clinical practice.


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First iHCDP retreat in Basel

Photo of Basel in winter

We are looking forward to the first iHCDP retreat, which will take place on 5th and 6th December 2022. The event will bring together iHCDP researchers from Munich, Tübingen, and Basel, and will allow the different research topics to be further integrated through a series of workshops.


Winter blues and depression

trees with no leaves in autumn on a farming field on a cloudy grey day with tracktor trails

In a recent interview, iHCDP director Prof. Dr. Christian Cajochen explains how seasonal depression can occur and what can help those affected.

The German-language article, entitled "Light therapy alleviates depression and low mood in the dark season," was published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) on Saturday, 27th November 2022.


Advisory board meeting

On 6th October 2022, the iHCDP scientific advisory board met for the first time in Basel. Thank you to advisory board members Prof. Sara Montagenese, Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Scartezzini, and Prof. Dr. Michael Bach for visiting us at the Centre for Chronobiology and giving valuable feedback on iHCDP activities!


The iHCDP is 1!

Image of colourful cupcake with one candle

Today marks the one year anniversary of the iHCDP launch on 1st September 2021. We're looking forward to even more research and collaboration next year!

We’re hiring!

An MD-PhD position is available within the iHCDP. For details, please see the advertisement below: