Prof. Cajochen is head of the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He received his PhD in natural sciences from the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland, followed by a 3-y postdoctoral stay at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. His major research interests include investigative work on the influence of photic (light) and non-photic (melatonin) Zeitgebers on human cognition, circadian rhythms and sleep, circadian related disturbances in psychiatric disorders, and age-related changes in the circadian regulation of sleep and neurobehavioral performance. With his research team, he aims at integrating and comprehensively fuse basic, applied and clinical aspects of human circadian research for improving health, quality of life and well-being across the lifespan.
Positions and Affiliations
- Head Centre for Chronobiology, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel, Switzerland
- Chief, Division of Chronobiology, Transfaculty Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences (MCM), University of Basel, Switzerland