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Mirjam Münch joined the Sleep/Wake Research Centre in November 2018 as an Associate Research Professor. She has a broad and strong background in human chronobiology, sleep research and the ‘impact of light on humans’. Her expertise includes different methods and approaches in basic and applied research for healthy and patient groups.
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Mirjam Münch is especially interested in research related to chronobiological aspects of sleep/wake functions, the impact of light in humans and the interactions with other environmental and behavioural factors. The question as to how physiological and psychological variables are affected, when these functions become acutely and/or chronically desynchronised, as for example in shift workers, the elderly, or in patients with different diseases, has great significance for general health, wellbeing, and safety - at work places, homes and in society. In turn, what are the possibilities to foster entrainment under specific conditions?
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Neurosciences (110900)
Biological rhythms; sleep; chronobiology; circadian; health; impact of light; daylight, light therapy; EEG; pupillometry; hormones
2 PhD students (external Co-supervisor):
Jan de Zeeuw (MSc) PhD program in Medical Neuroscience, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany (ongoing)
Marta Benedetti (MSc) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Labororatory for Solar Energy and Building Physics, Lausanne, Switzerland (ongoing)