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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Circadian Data Hub

We are excited to announce our Circadian Data Hub for storing and sharing research data, which will be developed by our newly-recruited data scientist Doris Lindörfer based at TU Munich. Welcome to the team!

This sustainable source of knowledge will include metadata and data standards, tools to validate data packages, and easy-to-use web interfaces for depositing and accessing data.


From dawn to dusk

How does light influence the circadian clock, sleep and health? On 20th and 21st May 2022 we will accompany the day with lectures and light measurements at the St. Margarethen Observatory in Basel.


Kick-off and advisory board meeting

On 21st March 2022, we welcomed members of the advisory board to our online launch event. Presentations of the three module research plans were followed by fruitful discussion. We thank all members of the advisory board for their useful input!


Launch of the iHCDP

We are very excited to announce that we launched our new Integrative Human Circadian Daylight Platform (iHCDP) on September 1st, 2021. The interdisciplinary platform will integrate and comprehensively fuse basic, applied, and clinical aspects of human circadian daylight research to improve circadian health, quality of life and well-being across the lifespan. The iHCDP platform is financially supported by the Velux Foundation Switzerland for 4 years.