From the President: Clocks without walls

Dear Clocks Community,

We are all immigrants. We came to this field with diverse backgrounds. Our membership now includes representatives from 6 continents and over 35 nations. We must work together to ensure our colleagues can travel to meetings, exchange ideas and enjoy government and public support for their research.

What can SRBR do to help? We can dedicate ourselves to welcoming scientists of all identities and nationalities. Katja Lamia, the Chair of the Program Committee for the 2020 SRBR meeting, is hard at work assembling a stellar list of speakers representing the best science from trainees to established PIs. The SRBR Education Committee chaired by Mary Harrington has scheduled International Chronoschools for 2019 (Munich, November), 2020 (Gainesville), and 2021 (Souzhou) with support for trainee travel awards. SRBR also provided travel awards to the 2019 Latin American Chronobiology Society meeting and school.

What can you do to help? You can renew your membership! New this year: New and renewing members are uniquely given access to early registration benefits to the meeting. Your membership fuels our public outreach, government affairs, and other missions. Be sure to follow and share our scientific triumphs posted on the new SRBR blog, in this newsletter (now quarterly) and on Twitter (@SRBRHQ and @SRBR_Outreach).

SRBR is your international, inclusive organization. Thanks for being proud members of a clocks society without walls or borders.

Yours truly,
SRBR President, 2018-20