Current lecture series

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

Registration is required. Click here for registration.


  • May 30, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Susan Redline & Shaun Purcell (Harvard University, USA) – "Open science in sleep research: tools and resources, promises and challenges"

  • June 5, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Carlo Volf (Psychiatric Centre Copenhagen, Denmark) – "Architectural planning of daylight, artificial lighting and natural ventilation"

  • June 12, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Carmela Alcántara (Columbia University, USA) – TBC

  • June 19, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Lauren Hale (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA) – TBC

  • June 26, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Philipp Ritter (TU Dresden, Germany) – TBC

  • July 3, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Thomas Upton (University of Bristol, UK) – TBC

  • July 10, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Evan Chinoy (Naval Health Research Center, USA) – TBC

  • July 24, 2023, 17:00 (CEST, Munich): Jessie Bakker (Digital Medicine Society/DiMe, USA) – TBC

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