In memory | Professor emeritus Serge Daan (1940-2018)

With deep sadness we received the news that Professor emeritus Serge Daan passed away on Friday, February 9th, 2018. Serge Daan is the founder of Chronobiology at the University of Groningen and made human chronobiology possible by building time isolation units back in the nineties at the Biology department. He was a great teacher and…

Health risks of night shift work

As a member of the Committee Nightwork, Marijke Gordijn contributed to a new publication of the Health Council of the Netherlands: Health Risks of night shift work. In the Netherlands about 1.3 million people sometimes or regularly work at night. Night shift work disrupts the day-night rhythm of the body, which may lead to adverse…

“Dokters van Morgen’ on the beneficial effects of light for sleep

In the Dutch Television program ‘Dokters van Morgen‘ on October 17th, Antoinette Herzenberg pays attention to the importance of a healthy sleep. As part of the program, five volunteers went camping during one weekend. Chrono@Work supported the program with scientific input and the analysis of light exposure, rest-activity rhythms and melatonin patterns. Following up on…