Across the UK, there are over 100 groups delivering impactful research into biological rhythms across diverse model biological systems. The strength of chronobiological research in the UK owes much to the success of regular UK Clock Club meetings which have provided a basis for knowledge-exchange and collaboration within the biological clocks community. Our mission is to consolidate, engage, and expand our research network in order to establish and nurture robust cycles of discovery to impact.
What is UK Clock Club?
The UK Clock Club has played a critical role in building a chronobiology research community in the UK. The first official Clock Club was held in Cambridge in 1996 and has since been hosted by 19 institutes across the country. Meetings are typically organised twice a year (in the Spring and Autumn) and are informal in nature, offering a friendly forum for lively discussion alongside oral and poster presentations from both seasoned and early career researchers.
A summary of how the UK Clock Club evolved can be found here. An interactive archive of UK Clock Club history will be available on this page soon. An archive of the UK Clock Club email list can be found here. For the latest details on the forthcoming Clock Club Meeting, please see the Home page.
Over several decades, UK circadian research has delivered fascinating insights into fundamental biology driven by adaptation to life on a rotating planet. Understanding biological rhythms has direct applications for improving physical and mental health; providing insights into the treatment of circadian- and sleep-related disorders, the effect of disease, ageing, and stress on body clocks, and informing precision medicine. Our community can help build resilient and sustainable agricultural systems, improve food security, and enhance our preparedness for emerging diseases in a changing climate.
BioClocks UK is a hub for biological rhythms research in the UK, providing information and resources for people working in our chronobiology community, whilst keeping the general public and our global collaborators updated about what we do.
What is BioClocks UK?
International Chronobiology Network
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