Faculty

Urs Albrecht

Department of Biology, University of Freiburg
The Albrecht lab investigates circadian clocks in mammals. Circadian clocks organize an organism's daily behavior and physiology on a 24-hour time scale.

Bharath Ananthasubramaniam

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Bringing a theoretical biologist’s perspective to the study of rhythms in biological systems. Rhythmic phenomena in biology occur over time scales of ms to hours to months. I focus mainly on the circadian clock that produces near 24-hour rhythms in most organisms to cope with the day-night cycle on earth.

Prof. Antony Dodd

John Innes Centre
The Dodd lab investigates the adaptation of plants to fluctuating environments, focusing on circadian regulation and signal transduction.

Russell Foster, BSc PhD FRS

University of Oxford
Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute.
His research interests span both visual and circadian neurobiology with the main focus on the mechanisms whereby light regulates vertebrate circadian rhythms.

Sato Honma

Hokkaido University
Sato Honma is a Japanese chronobiologist who researches the biological mechanisms of circadian rhythms. She mainly collaborates with Ken-Ichi Honma on publications, and both of their primary research focuses are the human circadian clock under temporal isolation and the mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), its components, and associates.

Aarti Jagannath, DPhil

University of Oxford
Aarti Jagannath is a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience. My group researches the molecular mechanisms that regulate circadian clock entrainment.

Dr James Locke

University of Cambridge
James graduated from the University of Warwick (2000) in Physics, before completing Maths Part III at Cambridge (2001).

Prof. Martha Merrow, PhD

LMU Munich
Martha Merrow has been teaching at Chronobiology schools almost every year since 1996. Her research focuses on chronobiology principles, especially through entrainment. She is interested in describing clocks in new model systems, showing the pervasive nature of daily temporal structures in biology. Martha is currently the president of the European Biological Rhythms Society, the chair of the Education Committee for the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms and the Chair of the Department of Medical Psychology at the LMU Munich.

Prof. Sarah Reece

The University of Edinburgh
Parasites live in inside the bodies of hosts and vectors, with whom they are engaged in a life-and-death struggle. My group uncovers the strategies parasites have evolved to cope with the challenges and exploit opportunities of their lifestyle by asking “what makes parasites so successful” and “what limits their success”.

Valerie Simonneaux

University of Strasbourg
Valerie Simonneaux is a CNRS director of research (DR1 CNRS since 2012), head of the team “Neuroendocrine rhythms in reproduction” at the Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences in Strasbourg, France. Valerie has a broad background in the neuroendocrinology of biological rhythms. Her current focus is on the circadian and seasonal control of reproduction.

Eva Schernhammer, MD, DrPH, MPH, MSc

University of Vienna
Eva Schernhammer is an alumna of the Medical University of Vienna (MD 1992), who conducted several years of clinical work at the SMZ-Süd (formerly Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital) in Vienna, with a focus on oncology, before she became full-time faculty at Harvard Medical School/HSPH in 2003.

Prof. Dr. Monika Stengl

Universität Kassel

Dr Tyler Stevenson

University of Glasgow
His research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying the internal representation of time.

Dr. Steffen Tiedt

LMU Munich
We aim to identify circulating signatures that inform on the local and systemic effects of stroke and to explore the underlying molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms.

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy PhD

University of Oxford
In the last decades a vast empirical and theoretical knowledge about sleep mechanisms has been accumulated. Surprisingly, the function of sleep still remains elusive. Moreover, in place of the long-standing question “why do we sleep?” now comes a more fundamental one: “what is sleep?”