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Webinar: ‘What the human eye tells the human circadian clock’ on October 21st

After the success of the first webinar (with over 200 registrants!), the SLTBR is proud to advertise the next webinar ‘What the human eye tells the human circadian clock’, by University Research Lecturer dr. Manuel Spitschan (University of Oxford). This webinar will be moderated by Renske Lok (Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University). This event will take […]

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Passing of Gerald Lincoln

Our colleague and friend Gerald Lincoln passed away on July 15, 2020, after a short illness. Gerald was a true biologist in the Darwinian tradition: he pursued his curiosity about diverse organisms both in the laboratory and at home on his farm north of Edinburgh. One of his earliest contributions was published anonymously when he […]

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We’re all sensitive to light at night, but some are much, much more sensitive than others

  Humans evolved in an environment with only very bright (sun) or very dim (moon or fire) sources of light. Today, artificial lighting enables us to spend hours per day at intermediate light levels. Our recent study shows that the response of the circadian system (the ‘body clock’) to light across this intermediate range is […]

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