Clock Club 2012
UK Clock Club, University of Leicester, Monday, April 30th 2012
Astronomical Clock at Leicester University
(from http://www.flickr.com/ photos/alun/1484985240/)
10-11 am. Arrival and ‘registration’ in Bennett Building (downstairs). Posters put up. Coffee/Tea available. All lectures will be in Bennett Lecture Theatre 2 (BLT2)
Session 1. Chair, Ezio Rosato (Leicester)
Cambridge, Hastings lab) A tale of fragile wonder: chemogenetic manipulations reveal network level
instability of the suprachiasmatic nucleus clock.
11.15 Mike Parsons (MRC Harwell, Nolan lab) PER3 and BMAL2 polymorphisms are associated with diurnal preference in the G1219 British longitudinal population sample
11.30 John Hares (Leicester, Rosato lab) Thank you for the DAY…..
11.45 Kanwal Sakhi (Manchester, Piggins lab) Timekeeping in the Habenula
12.00 Nelson Chong (Leicester) Role of the circadian clock on cardiac electrophysiology
12.15 Akanksha Bafna (Leicester, Tauber lab) Epigenetic regulation of photoperiodic timing in invertebrate model
12.30 Sally Adams (Warwick, Carre lab) The LHY transcription factor couples the circadian clock and ABA hormone signalling in Arabidopsis.
12.45 Andrew Millar (Edinburgh) Making light work of rhythm research with BioDare (A demo will be available immediately after the talk for those of you that are not yet starving)
1.00 BUFFET LUNCH
Session 2. Chair, Eran Tauber (Leicester)
2.00 Violetta Pilorz (Manchester, Loudon lab, Cambridge, Hastings lab). Visualising the intra-cellular behaviour of Per2 protein across circadian time using a novel knock-in mutant mouse encoding a Per2::VENUS fusion protein
2.15 Emma Cussans (Oxford, Wulff/Foster lab) Sleep and memory function in Alzheimer's disease: Consideration of cholinergic therapeutics
2.30 Mirko Pegoraro (Leicester, Tauber lab) Natural variation in Drosophila CRYPTOCHROME
2.45 Fanis Missirlis (QMC, London) Is there a connection between iron homeostasis and the circadian clock.
3.00 Jessica Edwards (MRC, Harwell, Nolan lab) Characterisation of Short Circuit: a novel mouse mutant with a short circadian period length and retinal sensitivity.
3.15 Simon Bordage (Glasgow, Nimmo lab) Shedding some light on the root clock
3.30 Peter Oliver (Oxford, Davies/Foster lab) Circadian dysruption in a mouse model of synaptic dysfunction'
3.45 Nicola Smylie (Cambridge, Hastings lab & Manchester, Loudon lab) Probing for pacemaker cells in the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus by conditional manipulation of cellular circadian period
Session 3 Chair, Bambos Kyriacou (Leicester)
4.30 Christiana Katti (Oxford, Sekaran lab) Connexin Expression in the Mouse Retina is Controlled by Light and the Circadian Clock
4.45 Siren Veflingstad
(Warwick, Carre lab) Transcriptional
regulation by LHY: linking promoter structure to expression pattern
5.00 Aarti Jagannath (Oxford, Peirson/Foster lab) Using RNAi to dissect the physiological function of melanopsin isoforms
5.15 – 6.00 INVITED LECTURE - Jim Horne (Loughborough)
6.00 – 7.00 ish CHEESE AND WINE, snacks
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, BMG LABTECH LTD, Active Motif, GT Vision Ltd. Please check out their stands. Particular thanks also to Andrew Millar and SynthSys (University of Edinburgh) Edinburgh for their major financial contribution.