SciBar: It’s all in the timing! Understanding circadian clocks

March 16, 2015 Science London No comments exist
How does our body know when to wake up in the morning and go to bed at night? 

Our daily rhythm is maintained by an internal clock that schedules our behaviour and physiology to local time. Neurons in our brains set our body clock – this is our ‘circadian rhythm’ which helps us maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle.

Alexis Webb is an American chronobiologist who is interested in how individual cells can keep such precise time. She will discuss her work to understand how the cells in our brain act as clocks and how differences in cellular clock behaviour can contribute to things like jetlag and why some of us need that Saturday lie-in more than others

Date: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Place: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St
London EC2A 4RH [gmap]
Cost: Free ticketed on Eventbrite

Location of circadian clock in brain cells

 

 

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