Education

Upcoming Chronobiology Schools

  • First Annual University of Colorado Sleep and Circadian Summer School
    August 5 – 7, 2020.  The summer school is available for free to all trainees interested in the sleep and circadian field and will be delivered in a live online format.  More information can be found at https://www.colorado.edu/iphy/research/sleep-and-chronobiology/t32-training-grant/summer-school
  • Summer Sleep and Circadian Workshop on Indispensable Methods (SWIM)
    August 10-14, 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) in Pennsylvania.
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  • São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Ecology of Human Sleep and Biological Rhythms
    Postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic; check the website for updates.
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  • Indo US School on Biological Timekeeping
    JNCASR, Jakkur, Bengaluru – 560064 Karnataka, India – Plans are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic; check the website for updates.
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  • Summer School of Circadian Sciences
    September 13 – 18, 2020 at Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin (Germany).
    Postponed at this time
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Trainee days

Many recurring chronobiology meetings start off with a trainee day, specifically targeted to students and trainees that are new to the field of chronobiology. This includes the biennial meetings of the SRBR, EBRS, and GRS Chronobiology.

 

Coursera course – Circadian clocks: how rhythms structure life

A free online course that you can follow at your own pace covering the basics of chronobiology developed by researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München. The material includes video lectures, reading material, and exercises. You can find the course and register here.

 

BioClock Studio

The BioClock Studio is an initiative from the Center for Circadian Biology at UC San Diego and contains  educational material on chronobiology developed by undergraduate students. The material includes tutorials, videos, infographics and games that can be freely explored here.

 

Open data sources for undergraduate projects

A collection of research tools related to biological rhythms that can be freely used for undergraduate research projects can be found here.

 

iBiology lectures on circadian rhythms

iBiology’s mission is to convey the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made in the form of open-access free videos. Several lectures are available covering circadian rhythms, each of them given by leading scientists in the field of chronobiology. Check them out here.

 

SRBR YouTube channel

The SRBR YouTube channel contains a series of videos about biological rhythms and the scientists that study these rhythms, including a recording of the lectures given by the Nobel prize winners at the 2018 SRBR meeting.

 

Teaching video on biological rhythms

Dr. Eric Bittman from the University of Massachusetts has recorded a lecture covering the basics of biological rhythms, which is freely available on the SRBR website here.