Dutch Chronobiology Meeting

April 17th – 2023 – Leiden

All across the Netherlands scientists work on the biological clock in fields ranging from ecology, to circadian medicine, psychology, metabolism and more. Therefore we now organize the first (annual) Dutch Chronobiology Meeting on April 17th, 2023. We want to gather all chronobiologists to create a full day symposium on the breadth and depth of research on circadian biology and biological rhythms that takes place in the Netherlands. The day will include a poster session, oral presentations, lunch, a keynote lecture and drinks!

We stimulate all (early-career) researchers to present a poster during the poster session. With that we can get a good glimpse of all the chronobiology work that is done in the Netherlands. You can also attend our day without presenting, and there will be ample time to meet, chat and eat!

This day is organized by the BioClock consortium; a NWA-funded research initiative which started in 2021. However, this day is not organized exclusively for BioClock members and we explicitly invite all chronobiologists within the Netherlands to attend.

You can register and submit your abstract below! For questions, contact us at bioclock@lumc.nl.

We hope to see you then!

Anneloes Opperhuizen, Laura Kervezee & Joke Meijer

April 17th, 2023

Location: Scheltema Leiden

Schedule: (Detailed program will be presented in March.)

  • 09:30 Registration 
  • 10:00 Start plenary program
  • Lunch
  • 17:00 Drinks

Registration: Registration closes by April 1st or when the capacity limit is reached.

Deadline call for abstracts: February 20th, 2023

For BioClock members: on April 18th we organize the progress meeting specifically for BioClock members. Please register through the button below and indicate which day(s) you will attend. More information about this day will be sent through email.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission: An abstract is a word or PDF file with the title of your presentation, authors, affiliations and your preference for an oral or poster presentation. Also add the abstract text with a maximum of 250 words. You can send your abstract to bioclock@lumc.nl or through button below.

Deadline: February 20th, 2023. In the beginning of March you will be informed whether you are selected for an oral or poster presentation.

Instructions for presentations:

  • An oral presentation includes 15 minutes of presenting and 5 minutes of questions. 
  • A poster presentation: use A0 size maximum with a portrait orientation.


Keynote lecture

Prof. dr. Till Roenneberg, Professor of Chronobiology at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, will hold a keynote lecture, titled:

“Clocks, Sleep and Health/Disease balance”

Till Roenneberg studies the circadian clock from its cellular/molecular mechanisms up to the consequences of shift work. He received his education in Munich and London, and worked in the 1980s with Woody Hastings at Harvard. Since then, he has built up the Centre for Chronobiology at the Munich Medical School. For many years, he has coordinated circadian research and education in Germany and in Europe. He developed the Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ) and thereby laid the foundation of chronotype research in humans.  He has received international prizes for both his research and his teaching.

Image by LMU Munich