03/2017: Body Clock (A. Jagannath)

Place and Time: Abingdon, Thursday 16 March 2017  from 19:00 for 19:30

(Date was previously stated wrongly)

Barn Room, Crown and Thistle (18 Bridge St, Abingdon OX14 3HS)

TITLE: How the body clock is set to time
Image result for circadian clock

We now live in increasingly 24/7 societies – sleep and rhythm disruption has become part of everyday life. This disruption can lead to obesity, diabetes and even some mental health disorders. The talk will cover the newest research on how our body clocks (the circadian clock) work, and what we may be able to do to reduce the effects of this disruption.

Speaker: Aarti Jagannath

Aarti Jagannath is a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Her group researches the molecular mechanisms that regulate the circadian clock. Aarti read for a DPhil on the mechanisms of RNA interference at Brasenose college and subsequently joined NDCN as a Roche Post-Doctoral Fellow in 2010 to begin work on the circadian clock. She was awarded the L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship in 2015 and is also Hayward Lecturer at Oriel College.

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