FHS Seminar Series - Circadian disruption, light-at-night and cancer

by Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, Research Professor, Barcelona Institute for Global Health & Visiting Faculty at the University of Washington

September 20, 2018

Event Type

Seminar Series


September 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Blusson Hall, Room 9920


Circadian disruption and night shift work have been associated with acute and chronic health effects including cancer and cardiometabolic diseases. Exposure to light-at-night and particularly blue light has increased in the general population from the use of e-readers, LEDs, smartphones. Potential health effects of light at night and mistimed lifestyle practices in the general population, for example mistimed eating, have been poorly examined. This seminar will present new epidemiological evidence on mechanisms of disease and on the effects of circadian disruption and light-at-night in workers and in the general population. This seminar will conclude by discussing potential preventive measures.


Manolis Kogevinas, MD, PhD is a senior researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and is currently on sabbatical at the School of Public Health, UW. Manolis worked at IARC/WHO, Lyon and was co-Director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain. His research focuses on environmental, occupational and genetic factors in relation to cancer, respiratory diseases and child health. Manolis has published more than 500 scientific papers. He was president of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) in 2016-2017.

  • This Seminar Series is open to the SFU and the Broader Research Community.  
  • This seminar maybe webcast and recorded.
  •  A light lunch will be available at this seminar.  
  • The FHS Research Seminar Series is an Accredited Small Group Learning by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.