XIV Latin American Symposium on Chronobiology 2017 - LASC 2017
Till Roenneberg’s research applies laboratory insights to investigating human clocks in the real world. Recently, it explores the impact of light on human circadian rhythms, focusing on aspects such as chronotypes and social jet lag in relation to health benefits. One of Till Roenneberg’s most renowned accomplishments is the development of the Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ), the first questionnaire to use a biological foundation, rather than psychology to determine the basis of sleep schedules. By testing behavior rather than directly testing genetic factors, the MCTQ offers information regarding how the effects of external factors, including geographic location, seasons, obesity, social jet lag, or shift work, relate to genetic predispositions of circadian rhythms.