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.(more…)
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.
At Basel Museums Night on 20 January 2023, our researchers Carmen Frey, Johanna Otte, Sophie Reckels, Mirjam Münch and Christian Cajochen gave talks on day, night, light and chronotype, kindly hosted at the Natural History Museum in Basel.(more…)
The iHCDP wishes you a happy new year 2023!
The above photo was taken at the first iHCDP retreat in December 2022, where our teams from Tübingen, Munich and Basel shared their research and made plans for the next steps to be taken. We are excited to continue our collaboration in the new year!
Life in the dark
In an article in Schweiz am Wochenende (German), Prof. Dr. Christian Cajochen discusses the influence of genetics on the response to dark winters, and explains the impact of an awareness of the importance of light.(more…)
Basel Museums Night 2023
We are excited to announce that we will be part of the next Basel Museums Night on 20th January 2023. The iHCDP will share the latest research on light in the day and at night at the Natural History Museum Basel.(more…)
First iHCDP retreat in Basel
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.(more…)
Winter blues and depression
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.(more…)
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!(more…)
Eye – window to the brain
What does light mean to someone who can't see it? How does not perceiving light via the eyes affect the circadian clock and sleep?
We are very excited to share the video of our interview with Ms. Yvonn Séraphine Scherrer, which addresses these questions and more.(more…)
New team members
We are excited to welcome some new members to the team!(more…)