Fatemeh Fazlali (ESR05)

PhD student at University of Basel

Country of residence
Country of origin
Prof. Christian Cajochen
Dr. Manuel Spitschan
Dr. Oliver Stefani
Starting date
December 1, 2020

I have a Master’s degree in Color Science and physics at the Amirkabir University of Technology. During my study at AUT, I focused on pigment identification by spectrophotometry and machine vision methods in order to conserve and restore artworks. Besides, I acquired my bachelor’s degree in the very same department specializing in color technology. I am enthusiastic in Color Vision, Visual Psychophysics, Lighting, and Non-Image Forming effect which are increasingly gaining researchers’ attention all around the world. My background in generating innovative ideas and strategies to improve processes has provided me with a deeper understanding of multifaceted problems.

The goal with my application is to increase my knowledge and research experience and would be able to be a more qualified researcher in the future. I plan to become a research scientist working in the area of lighting and human vision/non-vision. Therefore, I decided to pursue a Ph.D. program in these areas. With that in mind, I was excited to join the LIGHTCAP to continue my studies and approach the team with expressing my interest in these research activities.

Dose-response relationships of evening light on human CAP, circadian physiology, and sleep

This project will investigate the role of different photoreceptors in the human retina and their role in driving non-visual responses during evening light exposure. For this purpose, the project will use novel spectrally tunable lighting sources to target different photoreceptors, with a view to characterize the contribution of the photoreceptors as a function of absolute light level on human CAP.


  • LIGHTCAP kick-off meeting, November 2020 (online)

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