Bioclock Academy

What is the bioclock academy?

  • The BioClock Academy are monthly online seminars in which researchers in the field of chronobiology speak about a topic related to the biological clock, with a key focus to introduce basic concepts and understanding of biological rhythms. This includes topics within chronobiological fields of medicine, ecology, psychology and biomedical sciences.

  • When?

    Seminars take place every third Wednesday of the month, from 16:00-17:00 (GMT+1, Amsterdam). The 60 minute seminars (40 min. talk + 20 min. discussion) are free to join and take place via Zoom.

  • By who?

    Organized by the BioClock Academy Committee, with scientists from the consortium and around.

  • For whom?

    Our goal is to educate early career scientists who are new to the field of chronobiology. But, everyone is welcome to join!

  • How to attend?

Upcoming seminar

In the upcoming seminar the BioClock Academy invited prof. Roelof Hut. He is professor of Chronobiology at Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. His researchHis entire scientific career was devoted to chronobiology with a strong interest in evolutionary, ecological and neurobiological aspects of rhythms, using data driven research as well as modelling approaches. His focus is on mammals, but over the last years he extended his work with projects in birds, insects and humans. His broad research interest in all aspects of chronobiology provides a solid basis for protecting the width and diversity of our field. He will speak about the importance of light on many aspects in the field of chronobiology.

Roelof is the vice-cluster leader of Clocks & Society in the BioClock consortium and involved as workpackage leader in WP1.1 and WP3.4.

Image by Hans van Kooten


January 18, 2023

Image by Hans van Kooten

Prof. Roelof Hut

University of Groningen

Topic: Light

February 15, 2023

Prof. Andries Kalsbeek

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Topic: Peripheral clocks

Past seminars

Seminar 1 – Central circadian clock – Prof. J. H. Meijer

Academy lecture, on September 21 (’22) by Prof. J.H. Meijer, LUMC “The neuronal network organization of the central circadian clock”

Seminar 2 – Clocks in ecology – Dr. ir. K. Spoelstra

Academy lecture on October 19 (’22) by Dr. ir. K. Spoelstra, NIOO-KNAW “Clocks in ecology”

Seminar 3 – Molecular clocks – Dr. Ines Chaves

Academy lecture on November 16 (’22) by Dr. Ines Chaves, Erasmus MC: “Molecular Clocks; zooming in on circadian rhythms”