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21. April 2023, 16:00h - Prof. Barbara Conradt, PhD, University College London , Seminar room B 204 SR, Pettenkoferstr. 11, Munich

Lessons learnt from studying apoptosis during c. elegans development21.04.2023

09.12.2022 13:00 -Kleiner Hörsaal Anatomie, Pettenkoferstr.11

Could the retina have a role in psychiatric diseases?

Prof. Samer Hattar, Ph.D. National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland

05.12.2022 - Seminarraum Goethestr.31/II 12:00

Circadian rhythms in anti-tumor immune responses

Prof. Dr. Christoph Scheiermann, epartment of Pathology and Immunology, University of Geneva

17.11.2022 - 12:30h

Metabolonics and integration of multi-omics data

Prof. Dr. Martin von Bergen, Molecular Systems Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, University of Leipzig

03.11.2022 - 13:00h

Longitudinale Kommunikationscurricula in FDeutschland - aktuelle Entwicklungen in Jena

Dr. Swetalan Philipp, Institut für Psychosoziale Medizin, Psychotherapie und Psychoonkologie, Universitätslkinikum Jena

24.10.2022 - 16:30h

Circadian Timing of Diabetes: Repairing broken clocks to promote metabolic health

Prof. Charna Dibner, University of Geneva

10.06.2022 virual lecture 11:00-13:00

"Mental and physical health consequences of disrupted circadian timing""

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, Professor of Sleep Physiology, Oxford University

31.01.2022 virual lecture 11:00-13:00

"Local and global aspects of sleep homeostasis"

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, Professor of Sleep Physiology, Oxford University

07.02.2022 virtual lecture 14:00-15:30 cet

"What does the eye tell the clock? From mechanisms to translation"

Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Technical University Munich


15.07.2021 webinar,

„Bioluminescence Time series data analysis“

Prof. Tanya L. Leise, PhD, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Amherst College, MA, USA

11.05.2021 Virtual seminar,

"Atypical chemokines in cardiovascular diseases:
GPCR hijacking mechanisms, relationship to classical chemokines,
and opportunities for chronomedicine"

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bernhagen, LMU Munich


Chronobiology of Covid 19 - an EBRS online workshop


Conserved circadian regulation of the blood brain barrier

a virtual workshop with Prof. Amita Sehgal

04.12.2019 12:30

Prof. Annika Barber, Rutchers University, USA

"Circadian Regulatiopn of the Drosophila Microbiome"

Institute of Medical Psychology Room 1.17, Goethestrasse 31, Munich

05.12.2019 12:00

"Chronic circadian misalighnment evokes time-dependent changes in the gut microbiome"

Dr. Sean Anderson, University of Pensylvania, USA


"Lilliputian World. Simple Systems to Extract Functional Insights into the Gut Microbiome"

International Workshop organized by Prof. Martha Merrow Ph.D. LMU

Keynote Lecture on 5 December, 6.30 pm Prof. Meredith Blackwell, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

Workshop: 6 December, 9am -2pm

Speakers: Sean E. Anderson (Pennsylvania), Annika Barber (Pennsylvania), Zheng Eelderink-Chen (LMU), Philipp Engel (Lausanne), Erwin Frey (LMU)


CAS LMU, Seestraße 13, 80802 München


Wintersemester 2019/2020:


2019 Chronobiology Training School

Dates: From 17:00 Saturday, 9 November 2019 to 18:00 Saturday, 16 November 2019.

Location: Pettenkofferstrasse 12-14, 80336 Munich Germany



CARE (CArbon Reduced) EBRS Conference

Wintersemester 2018/2019:

October 16, 2018 Prof. Dr. Noga-Kronfeld-Schor, The George S Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University
“Diurnality: Evolution and Consequences”

October 19, 2018 Dr. Barbara Helm, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Sciences, University of Groningen NL
"Effects of artificial light at night on biological timekeeping of wild birds"

October 23, 2018 Prof. Kwangwon Lee, Rutgers University
"Fitness in a microbe: how the circadian clock is shaped by the environment"

October 30, 2018 Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Antje Grosche, Physiological genomics, LMU Munich
“Homeostasis functions of retinal Müller glia and how the circadian rhythm matters”

November 27, 2018 Carrie Partch, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Morning larks and night owls: differences in human circadian rhythms shed light on the clock"

Sommersemester 2018:

May 6-8 2018 "The Role of Circadian Biology in Preventing and Treating Pathology"

June 28, 2018 Dr. Alena Sumova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
"Circadian Clocks ticking along the Lifespan"

July 17, 2018 Prof. Oliver Söhnlein, DZHK Professor for Vascular Immunotherapy (LMU)
"Circadian Control of Atheriosclerosis"

 Wintersemester 2017/2018:

December 14, 2017 PD Dr. Steffen Walter, Leiter der Sektion Medizinische Psychologie, Universität Ulm
"Multimodale Schmerzerkennung: Fusionsstrategien für Klassifikationsverfahren"

 February 1, 2018 Dr. Dany Beste, University of Surrey, UK
“Consumption: Deciphering the intracellular diet and metabolism of mycobacterium tuberculosis”

May 3, 2018 Dr. Vincent van der Vinne, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
"Circadian disruption; Do as I say, not as I do"

Sommersemester 2017:

March 24, 2017 Matei Bolborea, MSc, PhD, FHEA, University of Warwick, UK
"Tanycyte - Neuron communication - implications for the control of appetite and body weight"

 June 2, 2017 Prof. Akos Kovacs, PhD, University of Jena
" Division of labor and evolution of autonomy in bacterial biofilms"

June 26, 2017 Prof. Carl Johnson, PhD, Vanderbilt University, USA
"As time glows by: Circadian Clocks from Molecules to Populations"

Wintersemester 2016/2017:

October 4, 2016 Garret FitzGerald, M.D., F.R.S. McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
"Unwinding the Circadian Clock In Physiology and Disease"

October 6, 2016 Nitin Chouhan, Rudolf Virchow Center, University of Würzburg
"Circadian Clock facilitates memory formation in Drosophila melanogaster"

October 11, 2016 joint seminar MPI Biochemstry and Institute for Medical Psychology
Prof. Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania and HHMI
"The Biology of Bedtime: understanding circadian rhythms and sleep"

October 14, 2016 Prof. Charna Dibner, University of Geneva
"The circadian clock is orchestrating gene transcription and physiological function in human skeletal muscle"

October 14, 2016 Prof. Jeff Fields, a pharmacologist from University of Pennsylvania
"The Ras oncogene for cancer therapy"

October 17, 2016 Prof. Ronald Kühnlein, MPI Göttingen & University Graz
"Flying fats-glucagon-like signaling in Drosophila melanogaster"

October 20, 2016 Prof. Josef Priller, Charité Berlin
"Innate immunity in models of neurodegeneration"

October 24, 2016 Dr. Joram Ronel, TU Munich, Klinikum Rechts der Isar
"One Heart and One Soul"

December 8, 2016 Joint seminar Max von Pettenkofer Institute
Prof. Andreas Baumler, US Davis, USA
"The pyromaniac inside you: Salmonella metabolism in the host gut"

 Wintersemester 2015/2016

December 7, 2015 Dr. Jeremy Howick, Centre for Evidence-Based-Medicine, University of Oxford
"Why placebos are better than amphetamines for boys who can't down in school"

January 12, 2016 Prof. Erwin Frey, LMU München
"Cellular Protein Patterns"

January 19, 2016 Pieter Rein ten Wolde, AMOLF Amsterdam
"The coupling between the circadian clock and the cell cycle"

 Sommersemester 2015

April, 13, 2015 Klaus Linde TU München
"Can network meta-analysis answer the question which depression treatment works best in primary care?"

April 20, 2015 Alex Webb University of Cambridge
"Circadian regulation of signalling in Arabidopsis"

April 27, 2015 Hanspeter Herzel Humboldt University Berlin
"Theoretical Chronobiology- more questions than answers"

May, 04., 2015 Carla Margulies LMU München
"Toward an understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating hunger and satiation"

May 11, 2015 Franck Vidal University of Aix-Marseille
"Mechanism and neural basis of time estimation"

May 18, 2015 Mirjam Münch Charité Berlin
"Pupillometry meets Chronobiology"

June 1, 2015 Luísa Figueiredo University of Lisbon
"Trypanosoma brucei parasite infection accelerates the mouse circadian clock"

June 8, 2015 Sarah Reece University of Edinburgh TBA

June 22, 2015 Leslie Griffith Brandeis University, US
"Sleep and Memory in Drosophila"

July 6, 2015 Amita Seghal HHMI/University of Pennsylvania
"Mysteries of sleep: what can we learn from simple animal models?"

July 13, 2015 Peter Henningsen and colleagues TU München
Ein Austausch über die Lehre zwischen Medizinischer Psychologie, Psychosomatik und Medizindidaktik

Wintersemester 2014/2015 

06.10.2014 Prof. Elisabeth Binder
MPI for Psychiatry, Munich and Emory University School of Medicine, US
"Molecular mechanisms of gene x environment interactions in psychiatry"

24.11.2014 Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, PhD
University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
"Ultradian rhythms of sleep"

01.12.2014 Prof. Stuart Peirson
Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford
"Effects of light on physiology and behavior"

08.12.2014 Dr. Florian Beissner
Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
"Functional segmentation of the human hippocampus and its potential for psychotherapy research"

15.12.2014 Dr. Sara Montagnese
University of Padova, Department of Medicine DIMED
"Chronobiology in the clinic"

12.01.2015 Anton Sirota, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich
"Rhythms in cortical circuits at different timescales: mechanisms and functional role"

19.01.2015 Henriette Uhlenhaut Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity
"The glucocorticoid receptor and the mammalian circadian clock"

04.02.2015 Susan Crosthwaite University of Manchester
"Stop making sense: convergent transcription is required for robust circadian rhythmicity"

05.02.2015 Christian Cajochen Center for Chronobiology, University Hospital Basel
"Light sleep clock: the hottest topic from the Basel group"

09.02.2015 Yohko Kitayama University of Nagoya
"KaiC intersubunit communicaton facilitates robustness of circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria"


 Summersemester 2014

31.03.2014 Charissa de Becker, PhD
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, US
Unraveling the heterogeneous mechanisms underlying behavioral manipulation by a fungal parasite.
Host: Prof. Martha Merrow

07.04.2014 Prof. Charalambos P. Kyriacou
Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Molecular Genetics of the circadian clock in Drosophila melanogaster
Host: Dr. Maria Olmedo

14.04.2014 Dr. Henrik Bringmann
Department of Sleep and Waking, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
A sleep-like state in the nematode C. elegans
Host: Dr. Maria Olmedo

28.04.2014 Prof. William J. Schwartz, MD
Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, US
Circadian Biology at the Supra-Organismal Level
Host: Prof. Martha Merrow

05.05.2014 Prof. Matthias Tschöp
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Garching, Germany
The ghrelin system
Host: PD Dr. Karin Meißner

12.05.2014 Prof. Gerd Schulte-Körne
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Germany
Depression in Children and Adolescent
Host: Prof. Till Roenneberg

19.05.2014 Prof. Alexander van der Linden
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, University of Nevada, Reno, US
The circadian clock in C. elegans
Host: Prof. Martha Merrow

02.06.2014 Dr. Daniel Wiswede
Clinic for Neurology, Department of Medical Psychology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Cognitive control and error processing in patients with Asperger’s syndrome
Host: Dr. Petra Carl/Alexander Benz

30.06.2014 Prof. Cornelia van Duijn
Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Human genetics and the genetic control of complex traits
Host: Prof. Till Roenneberg

07.07.2014 Peter J. McCormick, PhD
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Circadian heterodimerization of adrenergic and dopaminergic receptors.
Host: Dr. Mirjam Geibeltop

Wintersemester 2013/2014

Oct. 10, 2013 Urs Albrecht, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

The circadian clock and its impact on physiology and behaviour
Oct. 21, 2013 Sebastian Schnieder Experimental Industrial Psychology, U.Wuppertal, Germany

Chronobiologically Adapted Light Settings in Hotel-Environments:Psychophysiological Field Study Results from an Randomized Controlled Trial

Nov. 04, 2013 Kristin Tessmar-Raible Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria

The impact of light on nervous system function

Nov. 11, 2013 Götz Fabry Department of Medical Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Challenges Teaching Medical Psychology

Nov. 18, 2013 Della David German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Tübingen, Germany

Understanding proteostasis disruption with age

Nov. 25, 2013 Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, München, Germany

Molecular Chaperones: Cellular Machinery of Protein Folding and Quality Control
Dec. 02, 2013 Diane B. Boivin Douglas Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Rhythms and sex: a chronobiologist's view
Dec. 09, 2013 Christoph Scheiermann Walter-Brendel-Center of Experimental Medicine, LMU

Rhythmic leukocyte trafficking: Implications for health and disease
Dec. 16, 2013 Sandra Eifert Herzzentrum Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Germany

Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Diseases under specific consideration of Pregnancy
Jan. 13, 2014 Sigrid Elsenbruch Institute of Medical Psychology & Behavioral Immunobiology, University Hospital Essen, Germany

Placebo and nocebo effects in visceral pain: mechanisms and clinical relevance.
Jan. 27, 2014 Hans Reinke Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF), Düsseldorf, Germany

Feb. 3, 2014 Daniel Aeschbach Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Köln-Porz, Germany

Sleep regulation in the extremes: are short and long sleeps different? top

Sommersemester 2013

April, 15, 2013 David Gatfield Université de Lausanne, Center for Integrative Genomics

"Post-transcriptional control of circadian rhythms: roles for microRNAs and RNA-binding proteins"

April, 22, 2013 Ernil Hansen Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Neurochirurgie

"Negativsuggestionen in der Medizin - was kann man von der Hypnotherapie über Noceboeffekte lernen?"
April, 29, 2013 Greg Stephens Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

"Do we click? Speaker-listener neuronal coupling underlies successful communication"
May, 06, 2013 Christina Schmid Psychiatric University,Basel, Center of Chronobiology

"Human sleep-wake regulation over the 24-hour cycle : a behavioral, electrophysiological and functional neuroimaging approach"
May, 13, 2013 Randolf Menzel FU Berlin, Neurobiology

"The role of sleep in honeybees"
May, 27, 2013 Simon Folkard Université Paris Descartes & Swansea University

"How hard is a hard day's night? Towards an estimation of the size of shiftwork health and safety problems"

June, 03, 2013 Johnni Hansen Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology

"Epidemiological studies of working time and cancer risk – the Danish experience”
June, 10, 2013 Ute Vollmer-Conna University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

"VAGUS the wanderer and a good night’s sleep"
June, 17, 2013 Claudia Kiessling Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Lehrstuhl für Didaktik

"Pruefen kommunikativer Kompetenzen - IST-Stand und nationale und internationale Entwicklung"
June, 24, 2013 Michele Solimena Technical University Dresden, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus

"Ready to sleep? Biogenesis and turnover of insulin secretory granules"
July, 01, 2013 Manuel Zimmer Research Institute of Molecular Pathology Imaging neural circuits and behavior in the nematode C. elegans
July, 08, 2013 Sarah Reece University of Edinburgh, Centre for Immunity, Infection& Evolution Clocks in Malaria Parasitestop

 Wintersemester 2012/2013

Oct. 15, 2012 Prof. Ken Wright University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

"Higher cognitive functions modulated by circadian and sleep processes"

Oct. 22, 2012 Prof. Amir Raz McGill University, Montreal, Canada

"Hypnosis as a non-deceptive placebo: Brain imaging findings from studies involving suggestion and expectation"

Oct. 29, 2012 Prof. Peter Angerer Institut für Arbeitsmedizin und Sozialmedizin, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf

"Latest trends in occupational health research on shift- and night work"

Nov. 5, 2012 Prof. Ikue Mori University of Nagoya, Japan

"Memory Circuits in C. elegans"

Nov. 12, 2012 Prof. Birgit Ertl-Wagner Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

"Methods of neuroimaging - the hows and whys"

Nov. 19, 2012 Prof. Erik Herzog Dept. Biology, Washington U., St. Louis, Missouri, USA

"What woke you on Saturday: Networked circadian clocks in the brain"

Nov. 26, 2012 Prof. Dr. ClaudiaBausewein, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

"Palliative Care: Achievements and Challenges"

Dec. 03, 2012 Dr. J. C. Billeter University of Groningen, Netherlands

"Who is he and what is he to you? Pheromonal recognition in Drosophila"

Dec. 10, 2012 Dr. John O'Neill University of Cambridge, UK

"Peroxiredoxins are conserved markers of circadian rhythms"

Dec. 17, 2012 Dr. Hedderik van Rijn University of Groningen, Netherlands

"Coincidence-detection models of interval timing: How cortico-striatal ensemble activity guides temporal performance"

Jan. 14, 2013 Prof. Dr. Peter Falkai Dept. of Psychiatrie, LMU München

"Goodbye Kraepelin: Schizophrenia goes plastic"

Jan. 28, 2013 Prof. Steve Brown University of Zürich, Switzerland

"Genetics and epigenetics of cellular clocks"

Feb. 04, 2013 Prof. Rodolfo Costa University of Padova, Italy

"The fly Cryptochrome and the visual system"

Feb.11, 2013 Dr.Charo Robles Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry München

"Post-transcriptional mechanisms shape circadian oscillations of the liver proteome"top

German Clock Club - first meeting in Munich March 19, 2013, Schillerstrasse 44, Room K318

What is the German Clock Club? Clocks research in Germany is extremely strong, however we think that it would benefit from friendly, informative meetings twice a year to hear what we are all working on, to intensify collaborations and exchange know-how and methods. These meetings should provide a forum where we improve each other's science via critique on work in progress. We are borrowing this model from the successful UK and Dutch clock clubs, where these meetings have ultimately supported increased visibility in the scientific community leading to increased funding.

With this meeting we were picking up an initiative that had started with the 1st Clock-Club-Meeting in Frankfurt exactly 10 years ago (March 2003). We are determined that – this time – we will all be more successful in making this a regular platform for German chronobiologists.

The program on 19 March  consisted of short talks, ending with a plenary lecture at 15:00 by Dr. Eva Wolf, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München who spoke about ‘Structure-function analyses of Drosophila and mammalian clock proteins’.