The 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine  was awarded to Hall, Rosbash and Young. These three American researchers were rewarded for their work on biological clocks, whose molecular mechanisms regulate the circadian rhythm.

This rhythm, synchronized to a 24-hour cycle, regulates most of our biological and behavioural functions. Disruption of these “internal clocks” can lead to sleep disorders and physiological disturbances.

The programme on bipolarity proposed by  Fondation FondaMental Suisse is particularly interested in this subject: the project “Dysfunction of the biological clock in bipolar disorders” aims to identify circadian biomarkers, micro-, macro-architectures and sleep hormones.