XVI EUROPEAN BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS SOCIETY CONGRESS

August 25th to 29th, 2019

(Program in progress)

 

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS & CHAIRPERSONS

  • Prof. Eve Van Cauter, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
  • Prof. Charles Andrew Czeisler, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Prof. John Hogenesch, UC Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
  • Prof. Achim Kramer, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • Prof. Rob Lucas, Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology, The University of Manchester, England
  • Prof. Noga Kronfeld-Schor, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Prof. Till Roenneberg, Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU), Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Shanthakumar Rajaratnam, Monash University, Australia
  • Prof. Frank Scheer, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Prof. Amita Sehgal, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Prof. Takashi Yoshimura, Department of Applied Molecular Biosciences, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Prof. Yoshitaka Fukada, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

  • The clock and public health
  • Circadian and non-visual effects of light
  • Clocks, Disease, and the Immune System
  • Circadian rhythms: a key factor in mental health
  • Circadian mechanisms controlling learning, memory and cognition
  • Clocks in the real world: from bedside to big data
  • Chrononutrition and chronomolecules: from circadian mechanisms to circadian therapies
  • Biomarkers and their application to chronomedicine
  • Molecular mechanisms
  • Metabolism : do clocks control everything ?
  • Staying in tune: novel connections from environment to clocks
  • Omics and machine learning: AI-driven approaches to understanding circadian function
  • Clocks across life: circadian mechanisms during development and ageing
  • Clock networks in the brain
  • The ‘heart’ of the clock
  • Molecules and Circuits Controlling REM and NREM cycles (Joint symposium sponsored by the Japanese Chronobiological Society)
  • ESRS Symposium: Clocks, sleep, and health (joint symposium sponsored by the European Sleep Research Society)

09:00
16:20

Trainee Day

Cost : free to registred trainees, but separate registration here is mandatory to help us plan rooms and lunch

Organized by the Young Researchers Committee of the EBRS.

More information here.

14:00
16:30

Attendees Registration

16:45
17:00

Congress Opening 

Amphi 1

17:00
18:00

Plenary lecture
Chairs : Debra Skene & Claude Gronfier

Eve van Cauter (US) « Metabolic consequences of behavioral and pathological disruptions of the circadian system »

Amphi 1

18:00
20:00

Welcome reception (drinks and snacks will be served)

08:45
09:00

Welcome Coffee

09:00
10:15

PLENARY : Axelrod Lecture
Chair : Andrew Loudon (UK)

Takashi Yoshimura (Japan) « Molecular basis of seasonal changes in behavior »

Amphi 1

10:15
13:00

SYMPOSIUM 1 : Molecular Mechanisms I
Chair : Florian Heyd

10:15-10:45 François Rouyer (France) « Cellular and molecular pathways from the visual system to the clock neurons in Drosophila »

10:45-11:15

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Felix Naef (Switzerland) « Space-time logic of the liver »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 1

SYMPOSIUM 2 : Molecules and Circuits Controlling REM and NREM cycles (JSC)
Chair : Hiroki Ueda

10:15-10:45 Hiroki Ueda (Japan) « Systems Biology of Mammalian Sleep/Wake Cycles ~Phosphorylation Hypothesis of Sleep~ »

10:45-11:15 Pierre-Hervé Luppi (France) « Neuronal network of paradoxical (REM) sleep and its implication in learning and memory and sleep pathologies »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Yu Hayashi (Japan) « Identification of neurons regulating REM sleep and insights to the mechanisms of REM sleep behavior disorder »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 3 : Seasonal Biology
Chair : Valérie Simmoneaux

10:15-10:45 Martine Migaud (France) « Neural stem cells: new players in the control of seasonal reproduction »

10:45-11:15 Short Communications

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:30 Short Communications

12:30-13:00 David Hazelrigg (Norway) « Photoperiodic history-dependence – why? where? and how? »

Amphi 4

13:00
14:30

Lunch break & Poster session 1

14:30
17:15

SYMPOSIUM 4 : The Immune system and daily timing
Chair : Andrew Loudon

14:30-15:00 David Ray (UK) « Circadian control of inflammation and bacterial infection in the lung »

15:00-15:30 Louise Ince (Switzerland) « Choreographing immunity – a role for the circadian clock »

15:30-16:00 Nicolas Cermakian (Canada) « The circadian clock of CD8 T cells modulates their early response to vaccination and the rhythmicity of related signaling pathways »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 1

SYMPOSIUM 5 : Non-photic entrainment : novel connections from environment to clocks
Chair : Shigenobu Shibata

14:30-15:00 Carolina Escobar (Mexico) « Timing of feeding schedules for circadian synchrony »

15:00-15:30 Henrik Oster (Germany) « Non-photic entrainment: novel connections from environment to clocks »

15:30-16:00 Jürgen Ripperger (Switzerland) « Light-independent function of the Suprachiasmatic nuclei to regulate the food-uptake of mice »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 6 : Non-circandian Rhythms
Chair : Helen Causton

14:30-15:00 Kristin Tessmar-Raible (Austria) « In the light of sun and moon »

15:00-15:30 Lin Zhang (UK) « Molecular basis of tidal rhythms in an intertidal crustacean Eurydice pulchra »

15:30-16:00 Stefanie Monecke (Germany) « Once superabundant now at the brink of extinction – why chronotopes matter »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 4

17:30
18:30

PLENARY LECTURE
Chair : Martha Merrow

Amita Sehgal (US) « Interactions of circadian rhythms and sleep with basic physiology »

Amphi 1

18:30
20:00

PANEL DISCUSSION
« Reinventing Science Communication : How can our public relations help with translation ? »
Chair : Martha Merrow & Samer Hattar

Katherine Wu
The Honorable Pavel Svoboda

Amphi 4

08:45
09:00

Welcome Coffee

09:00
10:15

PLENARY LECTURE (Joint symposium sponsored by Japanese Society for Chronobiology)

Chair : Ken Ichi Honma

Yoshitaka Fukada (Japan) « Modifications of CRY proteins bolster circadian clock oscillation« 

Amphi 1

10:15
13:00

SYMPOSIUM 7 : Molecular Mechanisms II
Chair : Urs Albrecht

10:15-10:45 Pat Nolan (UK) « Consequences of time- and region-specific ablations of an SCN-enriched mouse transcription factor »

10:45-11:15 Shuji Akiyama (Japan) « ATPase-based in vitro Screening for KaiC Clock Mutants in Cyanobacteria »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Alex Webb (UK) « Dynamic Plasticity of the Arabidopsis Circadian Oscillator in Response to Sugar Signals »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 1

SYMPOSIUM 8 : Clocks, sleep and health (ESRS & EBRS)
Chairs : Debra Skene & Tom de Boer

10:15-10:45 Charlotte Helfrich-Förster (Germany) « The moon is a weak Zeitgeber for menstrual cycles in women »

10:45-11:15 Sonja Sulkava (Finland) « MTNR1A variant across life span »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Antoine Adamantidis (Switzerland) « Neural circuits underlying sleep structure and oscillation »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 9 : Microbial clocks
Chair : Martha Merrow

10:15-10:45 Kwangwon Lee (US) « Habitat specific clock variation and its consequence on reproductive fitness »

10:45-11:15 Luis Larrondo (Chile) « Challenging the Topological Plasticity of a Core-Oscillator: Exploring the Evolution of Circadian Circuitry and Visualizing the Emergence of a Primordial Visual System Capable of Eidetic Memory »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Vincent Cassone (US) « Circadian Organization of the Enteric Commensal Bacterium, Klebsiella aerogenes »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 4

13:00
14:30

Lunch break & Poster session 2

14:30
17:15

SYMPOSIUM 10 : Clock networks in the brain
Chair : Rae Silver

14:30-15:00 Sato Honma (Japan) « Multiple brain clocks regulating behavior rhythms of mammals »

15:00-15:30 Alec Davidson (US) « Imaging the Intact SCN network in vivo »

15:30-16:00 Marco Brancaccio (UK) « Astrocytic-neuronal communication in the specification of circadian time »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 11 : The clock and public health
Chair : Charles Czeisler

14:30-15:00 Charles Czeisler (US) « Light at night, circadian rhythms and public health »

15:00-15:30 Eva Schernhammer (Austria) « Shift work involving circadian disruption, cancer risk, and beyond: current state of the science »

15:30-16:00 Emilie Cordina-Duverger (France) « Night work and breast cancer risk: a combined analysis of 5 population-based case-control studies »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 1

SYMPOSIUM 12 : Peripheral clocks
Chair : Charna Dibner

14:30-15:00 Tami Martino (Canada) « Circadian Medicine for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease »

15:00-15:30 Jessica Ivy (UK) « Glucocorticoid receptor activation and the diurnal rhythm of the Thiazide-sensitive NaCl co-transporter »

15:30-16:00 Flore Sinturel (Switzerland) « HbA1c levels in Type 2 diabetic individuals predict cellular circadian clock properties »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 4

17:30
18:30

PLENARY LECTURE : Kappers Lecture
Chair :

Robert Lucas (UK) « What the mammalian eye tells the mammalian SCN« 

Amphi 1

18:30
20:00

Panel discussion 
« Philosophy of time »
Chair : Aurélien Demars 

Gal Manella
Rona Aviram

Amphi 4

08:45
09:00

Welcome Coffee

09:00
10:15

PLENARY : Stockgrand Lecture
Chair : Debra Skene

Shantha Rajaratnam (Australia) « Shedding new light on Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder »

Amphi 1

10:15
13:00

SYMPOSIUM 13 : Metabolism : do clocks control everything ?
Chair : Etienne Challet

10:15-10:45 Frank Scheer (USA) « Circadian misalignment: adverse health consequences and development of countermeasures »

10:45-11:15 Susanne LaFleur (Netherlands) « Your brain on junk food, interaction with the timing system »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Eric Zhang (China) « Restoration of Rhythms in Clock Deficient Mice Relieves their Mania Symptom »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 14 : Clocks across life : circadian mechanisms during development and ageing
Chair : Alena Sumova

10:15-10:45 Alena Sumova (Czech Republic) « The central clock resilience develops via critical developmental stages »

10:45-11:15 Kazuhiro Yagita (Japan) « Developmental program and environmental reprogramming of mammalian circadian regulation system »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Stephan Michel (Netherlands) « Differential effects of aging on the central circadian clock »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 4

SYMPOSIUM 15 : Circadian and non-visual effects of light
Chair : Roelof Hut

10:15-10:45 Tiffany Schmidt (USA) « A non-canonical inhibitory circuit dampens behavioral sensitivity to light »

10:45-11:15 Satchin Panda (USA) « Synaptic Specializations of Melanopsin- Retinal Ganglion Cells in Multiple Brain Regions Revealed by Genetic Probes for Light- and Electron Microscopy »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Steve Lockley (USA) « Time-based dynamics of non-visual effects of light in humans: The importance of exposure duration »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 1

13:00
14:30

Lunch break & Poster session 3

EBRS AGM (Amphi 1) – open to all EBRS members

14:30
17:15

SYMPOSIUM 16 : Clocks in the real world : from bedside to big data
Chair : Till Roenneberg

14:30-15:00 Till Roenneberg (Germany) « The power of actimetry in clock- and sleep-related field studies »

15:00-15:30 Francis Levi (UK) « Circadian information in real time from remote patients for precision chronomedicine »

15:30-16:00 Sara Montagnese (Italia) « Measuring circadian indices in patient populations: tips from cirrhosis »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 1

SYMPOSIUM 17 : Mental Health
Chair : Martin Ralph

14:30-15:00 Samer Hattar (USA) « A novel circuit underlies the effects of light on mood in mice »

15:00-15:30 Emi Nagoshi (Switzerland) « Role of circadian clocks in dopaminergic neurodegeneration »

15:30-16:00 Craig Heller (USA) « What is the Role of the SCN in Learning Ability and Disability? »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 18 : The gut micro biome and the circadian clock
Chair : Isabelle Carre

14:30-15:00 Kenneth Wright Jr (USA) « Impact of Circadian and Sleep Disruption on the Human Microbiome »

15:00-15:30 Silke Kiessling (Germany) « (Ar)rhythmicity of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease »

15:30-16:00 Ali Keshavarzian (USA) « Circadian disruption challenges the resiliency of intestinal microbiota community and intestinal barrier function »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 4

17:30
18:30

PLEANARY : Gwinner Lecture
Chair :

Noga Kronfeld-Schor (Israel) « Inter- and intra-specific temporal partitioning: activity patterns and chronotypes »

Amphi 1

20:00
23:00

Congress Dinner

08:45
09:00

Welcome Coffee

09:00
10:15

PLENARY LECTURE
Chair : 

Katja Lamia (US) « Cryptochromes integrate circadian rhythms with metabolism and genome protection »

Amphi 1

10:15
13:00

SYMPOSIUM 19 : Biomarkers and their application to chronomedicine
Chair : John Hogenesch

10:15-10:45 Achim Kramer (Germany) « High-accuracy determination of internal circadian time from a single blood sample »

10:45-11:15 Claudia Spies (Germany) « Loss of circadian rhythm in critically ill patients: relevant for long-term damage? »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Phyllis Zee (USA) « Novel Approaches to Diagnose Circadian Rhythm Disorders »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 1

SYMPOSIUM 20 : Molecular Mechanism III
Chair : David Virshup

10:15-10:45 Ying Xu (China) « High-throughput discovery of genetic determinants of circadian entrainment and its application in humans »

10:45-11:15 Daniel Forger (USA) « Hacking genetics, wearables and video games to measure and understand human circadian rhythms »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 David Virshup (Singapore) « CK1δ/ε regulation of the PER2 phosphoswitch »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 21 : Emergent rhythms in the brain
Chair : Hugh Piggins

10:15-10:45 Jennifer Evans (USA) « Network-level heterogeneity revealed through developmental patterning of neuropeptide expression in the master circadian clock »

10:45-11:15 Jenny Plath (Germany) « Pigment-dispersing factor (PDF) affects different neuronal circuits of the circadian clock in the Madeira cockroach Rhyparobia (Leucophaea) maderae »

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Mino Belle (UK) « Excitation and hyperexcitation in the mammalian master circadian clock: past, present and future »

12:15-13:00 Short Communications

Amphi 4

13:00
14:30

Lunch break & Poster session 4

14:30
17:15

SYMPOSIUM 22 : Circadian mechanisms controlling learning, memory and cognition
Chair : Martin Ralph

14:30-15:00 Jörg Stehle (Germany) « Melatonin and clock genes – circadian cues for shaping time-of-day-dependent learning efficiency? « 

15:00-15:30 Karim Benchenanne (France) « Importance of brain oscillations in sleep and memory : similarity and difference between human and rodent »

15:30-16:00 Martin Ralph (Canada) « A neural basis for time memory »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 3

SYMPOSIUM 23 : Chrononutrition and chronomolecules : from circadian mechanisms to circadian therapies
Chair : Robert Dallmann

14:30-15:00 Aarti Jagannath (UK) « Targeting Entrainment Pathways to Develop Chronomolecules »

15:00-15:30 Jonathan Johnston (UK) « Circadian metabolism and meal timing in humans »

15:30-16:00 Oren Froy (Israel) « Timing of Macronutrient Intake: Underlying Mechanisms and Endocrine Outcomes »

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 4

SYMPOSIUM 24 : Omics and machine learning : Al-driven approaches to understanding circadian function
Chair : Bharath Ananthasubramaniam

14:30-15:00 Rosemary Braun (USA) « Using Gene Expression to Tell Time »

15:00-15:30 Steven Brown (Switzerland) « Subcellular Circadian -Omics: What comes out depends on what goes in…and how you slept. »

15:30-16:00 Richa Saxena

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 Short Communications

Amphi 1

17:30
18:30

PLENARY LECTURE
Chair :

John Hogenesch (USA) « Building circadian medicine in a pediatric hospital »

Amphi 1

18:30
19:30

Awards and Closing Remarks

Amphi 1