Our biological clock is disrupted by the 24-hour society in which we now live. Within the BioClock consortium, researchers and societal partners from across the Netherlands will join forces to restore and preserve the health of the biological clock. The plans cover the whole of society: from human health and disease to the natural environment and the protection of biodiversity.
Topics such as shift work, optimal times for cancer immunotherapy and flu vaccinations, chronotherapy for depression, and the effects of light pollution on insects and other light-sensitive animals are all covered in our six-year research program.
On the news page of our website you will find updates on our projects and news articles about exciting findings and events within our projects.
Gather all rhythms! – The first Dutch Chronobiology Meeting
Chronobiology meets sleep: from animal to human research – Spring Symposium
One-year update by Hannah: are effects of light pollution equal for a caterpillar, moth and bird?
The BioClock consortium is an interdisciplinary network of universities, societal partners, local governments, and other parties that all share a common goal: we want to investigate how to keep the biological clock healthy in our 24/7 society. Funded by NWO, 25 PhD students and postdocs will work on this project in the coming years, supervised by researchers from academic institutes across the Netherlands and in collaboration with the many co-financing and cooperation partners.
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The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).