This new interdisciplinary project is funded by the University of Bern and started in March 2018. It comprises 13 research groups from the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Human Sciences.

Claudio Bassetti, professor of Neurology, and Fred Mast, Professor of General Psychology, are the coordinators of the new Interfaculty Research Cooperation (IRC). The common mission is to gain new and in-depth understanding of the function and regulation of sleep-wake-rhythms and to develop strategies for early and personalized therapies of sleep-wake and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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picture: optogenetics can be used to control brain neurons with light pulses © Pascal Gugler, Insel Gruppe AG