Research Lecture at Nobel Forum – Michael W. Young

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Research Lecture at Nobel Forum    Free admission

 12 October, 16.30

Michael W. Young

Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor
Laboratory of Genetics, The Rockefeller University
New York, USA

Title: “Genetic regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms”

Dr. Young studies circadian (~24 hour) clocks, which are endogenous mechanisms that time the recurring, daily activities observed in most organisms. Young’s research has shown how interactions among certain genes and their proteins produce molecular oscillations at the level of individual cells. These cellular clocks are active in most animal tissues and establish overt, circadian rhythms in physiology and behavior. His lab’s findings have implications for sleep and mood disorders as well as dysfunctions related to the timing of gene activities underlying visual functions, locomotion, metabolism, immunity, learning and memory

Host: Per Svenningsson, Karolinska Institutet

Contact: Tatiana Goriatcheva, Nobel Office, Nobel Forum,