Basics in Biological Rhythm Research
This part addresses
fundamentals in circadian rhythm research:
Entrainment, Phase-shift, Phase-response Curve, Aschoff's Rules, Masking Effects. The Cellular Basis of Circadian Clocks, Genetic Basis of the Circadian Clock as well as Data Analysis Techniques
Biological Rhythms in Different Species
The second introduction part is about:
Morphology and Histology of Biological Clocks. Rhythms in Arthropodes and Plants. Circadian Oscillators and the Cell Cycle. Rhythms in Signaltransduction and talks about Shift-work and Jet-Lag.
Chronomedicine and Chronopharmacology
The main part of the
lectures are related to the growing field of circadian rhythms in
diseases and Chronopharmacology:
Chronobiology and Chronopharmacology of the Endocrine and Cardiovascular System. Sleep Apnea. Chronoepidemiology, Chronopharmacokinetics and Drug Delivery. Treatment of Hypertension, angina pectoris and Asthma. Chronopharmacology and Chronotoxicology of Anticancer Drugs, as well as Rhythms in Thermoregulation and Sleep.
will be also a part of "real live experiments":
Self-assessment of 24-hr heart rate and blood pressure rhythms (ABPM). Self-assessment of 24-hr activity, temperature, peak flow or grip strength, as well as a demonstration of our telemetric facility for rat and mice and a visit of a Sleep Lab.