Current Projects

  • Long-term daylight deprivation during Antarctic winter – impact on sensitivity changes in the eye and circadian sleep-wake rhythms; German aerospace center (DLR), performed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the British AntarcticSurvey (BAS); role: PI

 

  • Optimierte Lichtsysteme zur Verbesserung von Leistungsfähigkeit und Gesundheit (OLIVE). German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Mehrjähriges Verbundprojekt mit Partnern aus Wissenschaft und Industrie, gefoerdert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). (PI Sub-Project Intellux GmbH: PD Dr. D. Kunz, PI Sub-Project Charité University Medicine, Medical Immunology: PI Prof. Dr. A. Kramer) Role: Co-Investigator

 

Completed Projects

  • ‚Seasonal variations in the pupil light reflex in cataract patients and healthy controls; Open Eye Foundation, Switzerland; role Co-Investigator (PI: Prof. Dr. A. Kawasaki)

 

  • Impact of a new dawn-dusk simulator on wellbeing and circadian rest-activity cycles in demented patients - a pilot study; Grants from the Age-Foundation and Alzheimer Foundation, both Switzerland (Alters- und Pflegeheim ‘Hofmatt’, Münchenstein, BL, Switzerland); role: Scientific-Project Leader

 

  • Circadian effects of Aml-based lighting systems: Effects of circadian desynchronization; Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA), Intellux GmbH Berlin (PI: PD Dr. D. Kunz; Role: Co-I)

 

  • Circadian light for demented patients; Age-Foundation Switzerland, Sonnweid Foundation Switzerland, Nursing Home Sonnweid, Wetzikon; role Co-PI (scientific project leader)

 

  • Comparison of non-visual, light-dependent functions in healthy subjects and patients with retinal ganglion cell loss; Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF (PI: Prof. Dr. A. Kawasaki; role: Co-I)

 

  • Daylight and Perception; VELUX Foundation, Switzerland (Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory; PI: Prof. Dr. S.-L. Scartezzini; role: Co-I)