CIIE Winter Symposium: Circadian Rhythms in Health & Disease

We are pleased to announce that the CIIE Winter Symposium Circadian Rhythms in Health & Disease will be held on Friday, 11th December 2015 in Lecture Theatre 1, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh.

This will be an all-day event.

The symposium will bring together researchers from evolutionary biology, parasitology, immunology, and chronobiology to highlight the importance of biological rhythms, from maintaining a healthy organism to the interactions between hosts and parasites. We will cover the how and why of rhythms, how they interact with human ecology to shape health, and their roles in host defence and parasite offence.


9:00 – 9:30 Registration
Session 1 Chair – Samuel Rund
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Introduction
9:45 – 10:15 Circadian control of immunity and inflammation - Andrew Loudon (University of Manchester, UK)
10:15 – 10:45 Circadian rhythms in leukocyte trafficking - Christoph Scheiermann (LMU München, Germany)
10:45 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 Chair – Gerben van Ooijen
11:15 – 11:45 Once upon a time: The ecology of rhythms in malaria infection - Sarah Reece (CIIE Edinburgh, UK)
11:45 – 12:15 The Genetics Society Lecture: Clock regulation of defence-related transcription factors underlies time-of-day differences in Arabidopsis susceptibility to pathogens - Laura Roden (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
12:15 – 12:45 Circadian rhythm changes in African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) - Krister Kristensson (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
12:45 – 2:15 LUNCH
Session 3 Chair – Gerben van Ooijen
2:15 – 2:45 From mice to men: Circadian phase estimation for the clinic - Roelof Hut (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
2:45 – 3:15 Circadian mutants, metabolism, infection, and aging - Mimi Shirasu-Hiza (Columbia University, USA)
3:15 – 3:45 COFFEE BREAK
Session 4 Chair – Sarah Reece
3:45 – 4:15 Using metabolomics to characterise diurnal and circadian metabolite rhythms in humans - Debra Skene (University of Surrey, UK)
4:15 – 4:45 Avian clocks in a changing world: a real-world approach - Barbara Helm (University of Glasgow, UK)
4:45 – 5:15 Seasonality of infectious diseases: Disease ecology meets chronobiology - Micaela Martinez-Bakker (Princeton, USA)


Registration is now closed

There's a small fee for attendees registering with email address other than that helps cover coffee breaks, lunch, and evening reception. For internal registrants the refreshments are included.

UK Clock Club meeting will be held the day before this year's symposium:  registration is now closed

Symposium poster

Clock Club poster


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