Talk Series "Current Topics in Sleep & Circadian Health"

The Talk Series "Current Topics in Sleep & Circadian Health" is organised by the Professorship Chronobiology & Health at Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany) and the Max Planck Research Group Translational Sensory & Circadian Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Tübingen, Germany) led by Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan. The 60-minute (45 min. talk + 15 min. Q&A/discussion) graduate-level seminars are free to join and take place via Zoom.



Registration is required


Upcoming talks

April 17, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Greg Elder (Northumbria University, UK)
April 24, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Christina Schmidt (University of Liège, Belgium)
May 2, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Michael Herf (f.lux, USA)
May 8, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Allison G. Harvey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
May 9, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Dayna Johnson (Emory University, USA)
May 15, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Jonathan White (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
May 22, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Jeanne Duffy (Harvard University, USA)
May 30, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Susan Redline & Shaun Purcell (Harvard University, USA)
June 5, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Carlo Volf (Psychiatric Centre Copenhagen, Denmark)
June 12, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Carmela Alcántara (Columbia University, USA)
June 19, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Lauren Hale (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)
June 26, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Philipp Ritter (TU Dresden, Germany)
July 3, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Thomas Upton (University of Bristol, UK)
July 10, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Evan Chinoy (Naval Health Research Center, USA)
July 24, 2023, 17:00 CEST: Jessie Bakker (Digital Medicine Society/DiMe, USA)


Past talks

October 24, 2022 16:00 (CEST, Munich): Jennifer Goldschmied (University of Pennsylvania)
October 31, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Mary Carskadon (Brown University)
November 7, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Debra Skene (University of Surrey)
November 14, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Luisa Pilz (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
November 21, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Lauren Hartstein (University of Colorado Boulder)
November 28, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Alasdair Henry (Big Health & University of Oxford)
December 5, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Michael Grandner (University of Arizona)
December 12, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Olivia Walch (University of Michigan & Arcascope)
December 19, 2022 17:00 (CET, Munich): Luciana Besedovsky (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
January 9, 2023 17:00 (CET, Munich): Lisa Wu (Aarhus University)
January 16, 2023 17:00 (CET, Munich): Corrado Garbazza (University of Basel)
January 23, 2023 17:00 (CET, Munich); Salome Kurth (University of Fribourg)
January 30, 2023 17:00 (CET, Munich): Dorothee Fischer (German Aerospace Center/DLR)
February 6, 2023 17:00 (CET, Munich): Kathryn Reid (Northwestern University)
February 13, 2023 17:00 (CET, Munich): Susan Redline & Shaun Purcell (Harvard Medical School)


Code of conduct

The organizers of the Talk Series "Current Topics in Sleep & Circadian Health" are dedicated to providing a harassment-free seminar for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or nationality. We will not tolerate harassment of seminar participants in any form.

Seminar participants violating these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the seminar at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group, such as gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or nationality. This includes sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes.
  • Comments made, either through speech or chat, that are exclusionary, derogatory, or threatening toward another participant or community.
  • Sexual language and imagery.
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person, including incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation, or stalking.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.


Recorded talks

Recorded talks can be watched on-demand on our YouTube channel.. Please subscribe!



Please email Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan ( with any questions or comments.