The field of chronobiology is a rich area that encompasses single cell organisms all the way to humans. The concept of chronobiology is simplified by the Eskinogram, where an input changes the phase of an oscillator and leads to changes in the output. This happens in bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals. In a way, circadian rhythms may have been the earliest brain, where environmental input is interpreted by the brain and then leads to an action. The inputs to the clock are the simple, light and temperature to the complex social interactions. The oscillators are varied molecular machines that has both transcription, translation and posttranslational modification. The outputs control all aspects of the organism physiology and behavior.
Please be aware that abstract submission is on a first come first serve basis.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Advances in Sleep and Circadian Recordings
- Circadian Photoreception
- Discoveries from Across the Phylogenetic Tree
- Clock Outputs
- Clocks and Diseases
- Core Clock Mechanisms
- Microbes, Hosts and the Clock
- Circuits and Connectivity
- Physiology and Metabolism