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Chronotype, health and family: The role of biology, socio- and natural environment and their interaction

Project description

A deeper understanding of chronotype disruption

Each person has a unique chronotype, an individual pattern of sleep. It’s the natural circadian rhythm that regulates sleep and activity levels. Unfortunately, circadian misalignment has become a common phenomenon, mainly due to environmental factors that can significantly alter the timing and expression of sleep and wakefulness. The EU-funded CHRONO project will review the causes and consequences of chronotype disruption caused by widespread use of electronic devices, artificial light and work-related pressures of a 24-hour economy. It will seek to explain the role of biology, society and the natural environment and their interaction on predicting and understanding resilience to chronotype disruption. CHRONO will develop a multifactor interdisciplinary theoretical model. It will also crowdsource a sociogenomic dataset with novel measures.

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 811,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 811,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

See on map

Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00