|Date / Time||Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:00-13:00|
|Place||1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, Medical Area, University of Tsukuba|
|Access||Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae.|
|Speaker||Dr. Takashi Yoshimura
WPI-ITbM & Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
|Subject||"Evolution of seasonal timers: Towards the understanding of human seasonal rhythms"|
|Summary|| The appropriate timing of various seasonal processes, such as reproduction, migration and hibernation, is crucial to the survival of animals living in temperate regions. Although this phenomenon attracts great interest, its underlying mechanisms are not well understood. By using non-model organisms that have highly sophisticated seasonal responses, we have uncovered the universality and diversity in the signal transduction pathway regulating seasonal rhythms in vertebrates.
Although humans are not typically considered seasonal animals, some evidence suggests that seasonal variation in physiology and behavior also exists in humans. I will discuss how we can better understand human seasonal rhythms using unique animal models.
|Contact||International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine
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