Because of their genes, some people come into the world either as a lark (early riser) or a night-owl (late sleeper). In addition, however, even in normal people, such ”chronotype“ changes with age. Starting at puberty they develop into revellers. At the age of 20 a change occurs and the ... more
Prof. Dr. Anne Eckert
Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel, Neurobiologisches Labor für Brain Aging and Mental Health
Anne Eckert studied pharmacy at the Philipps University of Marburg. Following this, she graduated with a doctoral degree from the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Heidelberg University. 1995 – 1996 she worked as a postdoctoral fellow (Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship) at UCI (University of California at Irvine), Brain Aging Institute. From 1997 – 2000 she was Assistant Professor, and from 2001 – 2004 a university lecturer at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main in the Pharmacological Institute for Natural Scientists. Since 2004 she has been Head of the Neurobiological Laboratory for Brain Aging and Mental Health, Psychiatric University Clinics Basel, where she began her work on the circadian rhythm in old-age. Since 2007 she is Professor of Experimental Psychiatry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel.