With the new format of the "Health Science Talks" it is possible to get to know the research areas of the new professors better on the one hand and on the other hand to talk more about science with each other in general. At the beginning, the new professors will present their research. Later, postdocs and PhD students can also present their planned, ongoing or recently published work. Each presentation and the discussion will last 30 minutes.

1. Lecture:

Title: "p-Values - Common misconceptions and alternatives”
Lecturer: Dr. Gunther Schauberger, Chair of Epidemiology
Date/Time: January 26, 2022, 4 PM

2. Lecture:

Title: "Impact of risk framing strategies on COVID-19 vaccine intentions"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Nikkil Sudharsanan, Assistant Professorship of Behavioral Science for Disease Prevention and Health Care
Date/Time: February 23, 2022, 4 PM

3. Lecture:

Title: "The potential of quasi-experimental designs in health research: concepts and applied examples"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Michael Laxy, Assistant Professorship of Public Health and Prevention
Date/Time: March 23, 2022, 4 PM

4. Lecture:

Title: "Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Orkan Okan, Assistant Professorship of Health Literacy
Date/Time: April 27, 2022, 4 PM

5. Lecture:

Title: "Chronobiology and Health"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Assistant Professorship of Chronobiology & Health
Date/Time: May 19, 2022, 4 PM

6. Lecture:

Title: "Improving the continuity and coordination of ambulatory care through feedback and facilitated dialoge - a cluster-randomised trial to evaluate the ACD study (Accountable Care in Germnany)"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Leonie Sundmacher, Associate Professorship of Health Economics
Date/Time: July 13, 2022, 4 PM

7. Lecture:

Title: "The Physiology of Weight Loss: Why is it so difficult to lose weight, and what have couch potatoes in common with elite athletes?"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Karsten Köhler, Assistant Professorship of Exercise, Nutrition and Health
Date/Time: October 26, 2022, 4 PM

8. Lecture:

Title: "Children, adolescents and the social determinants of health. Comparative findings from the HBSC study"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter, Chair of Social Determinants of Health
Date/Time: November 26, 2022, 4 PM


The Talk Series "Current Topics in Sleep & Circadian Health" is organised 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.


  • October 24, 2022 17:00 (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)

  • 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)