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Katharina Wulff

Katharina Wulff studies the physiological mechanisms of mammalian timing behaviour from infancy to adulthood and the way in which biological clocks exploit daylight to entrain to the environment. 



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Associate professor at Department of Molecular Biology Section: Group Katharina Wulff
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

The Katlab studies the physiological mechanisms of mammalian and human timing behaviour from infancy to adulthood, and the way in which biological clocks and the endocrine systems exploit daylight and other environmental cues to adjust to daily, seasonal and annual rhythms. Our lab spans across faculties and forms a core expertise in Eco-Chronobiology and Sleep Research at the Departments of Molecular Biology and Radiation Sciences.

Our approach is a systems approach one, and includes an unique glass architecture for daylight research, the Photon Space. We use a number of tools from indoor climate, daylight and electrical light to actigraphy, EEG, ESM, microdialysis, eye tracking and our studies involve children and adults.

You can find a variety of information on our Nordic Daylight Research Programme website: http://www.katlab.org/

LEUKOS The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Hammad, Grégory; Wulff, Katharina; Skene, Debra J.; et al.
Journal of Urban Management
Volf, Carlo; Bueno, Bruno; Edwards, Peter; et al.
Sleep, Oxford University Press 2023, Vol. 46, (3)
Purple, Ross J.; Cosgrave, Jan; Iona, Alexander; et al.
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Frontiers Media S.A. 2022, Vol. 14
Gudberg, Christel; Stevelink, Remi; Douaud, Gwenaëlle; et al.
Schizophrenia Bulletin, Oxford University Press 2022, Vol. 48, (2) : 447-456
Skeldon, Anne C.; Dijk, Derk-Jan; Meyer, Nicholas; et al.
Journal of Sleep Research, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 30, (4)
Cosgrave, Jan; Phillips, Jessica; Haines, Ross; et al.
Translational Psychiatry, Springer Nature 2021, Vol. 11, (1)
Cosgrave, Jan; Purple, Ross J.; Haines, Ross; et al.
BMJ Open, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2020, Vol. 10, (6)
Fernandes, Michelle; Villar, José; Stein, Alan; et al.
Clocks & Sleep, MDPI 2020, Vol. 2, (1) : 61-85
Munch, Mirjam; Wirz-Justice, Anna; Brown, Steven A.; et al.
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 174
Purple, R. J.; Cosgrave, J.; Vyazovskiy, V.; et al.
Neuropsychopharmacology, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 45, (1) : 74-89
Riemann, Dieter; Krone, Lukas B.; Wulff, Katharina; et al.
Journal of Sleep Research, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 29 : 44-44
Skeldon, A. C.; Meyer, N.; Wulff, Katharina; et al.
Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 13
Allocca, Giancarlo; Ma, Sherie; Martelli, Davide; et al.
Translational Psychiatry, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Porcheret, Kate; van Heugten-van der Kloet, Dalena; Goodwin, Guy M.; et al.

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