• The 110th WPI-IIIS Seminar

    05 22, 2017

    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
    Phone: 029-853-8080 (ext.8080)

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