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Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology Chronobiology and Sleep Research




This is the Brown Lab. We study the molecular mechanisms of mammalian biological clocks and the ways in which they control behavior and physiology. Our lab and one other group (Prof. Dr. HansPeter Landolt) form a core expertise in Chronobiolgy and Sleep Research at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Our approach is a broad one, and includes everything from in-vitro biochemistry and cell biology of cultured cells, to transgenic and knock-out mouse models, to genetic and clinical studies involving human beings.

On this website, you can find a variety of general information about circadian clocks, as well as descriptions of specific projects in the lab, our recent publications, and a photo gallery of group members.  

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of the members of the lab.  If you are thinking of joining us, open positions are listed on the Institute main page.

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EBRS Trainee Day

Our lab organized the EBRS Trainee Day 2019.

10 of us had lots of fun and learned a lot in Lyon

Current Biology image C. Muheim


Congratulations to Christine Muheim for her paper in Current Biology:

Dynamic- and Frequency-Specific Regulation of Sleep Oscillations by Cortical Potassium Channels

2019 Teampyramid, Cascais Portugal

Lab retreat 2019, Cascais, Portugal

We now know where we are going

(scientifically we mean!)