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.
The iHCDP team has been working on it for a while now: the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) course in Light and Chronobiology. We are excited to share this news now although there are quite a few steps to take until we are ready to start.
* Screenshot from the video produced and published by the Daylight Academy (DLA)
The Daylight Academy organized their annual Daylight Awareness Week from 13-17 November 2023. As part of this event, iHCDP Director Prof. Dr. Christian Cajochen spoke about the awareness of the effects of daylight throughout history.
Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Head of the Professorship of Chronobiology & Health at the Technical University of Munich and Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, was awarded the 2023 David Marr Medal by the Applied Vision Association (AVA).
We are happy to announce that our Integrative Human Circadian Daylight Platform already turns 2 years old. In September 2021 our team started mapping out the concept and preparing the work packages for each of the 3 modules.
We are very excited that Nadja Schaubhut joined our team as new platform coordinator. Nadja Schaubhut holds a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of Basel and has several years of expertise in website content management, translations and freelancing editorial activities. We are very much looking to working with her!
We are looking forward to our second iHCDP retreat from April 24-25, 2023. Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan will host the iHCDP Team at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany.
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.