Biological Clock Organizations
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR)
SRBR promotes the advancement of basic and applied research in all aspects of biological rhythms and the distribution of this information to research scientists, students, and funding institutions.
Center for Circadian Biology (CCB) at the University of California at San Diego.
Fostering innovative research that reveals the mechanisms, general principles, and applications of biological rhythms in diverse organisms.
Biological Clock Researchers
Dr. Carl Johnson – The Carl Johnson Laboratory (Vanderbilt)
Research in this laboratory is directed towards understanding the cellular and molecular bases of biological rhythms in a variety of organisms: cyanobacteria (“blue-green algae”), eukaryotic algae, higher plants, and animals.
PRC Atlas (C.Johnson Laboratory)
A Phase Response Curve (PRC) is a plot of phase-shifts as a function of circadian phase of a stimulus such as light pulses, temperature pulses, or pulses of drugs or chemicals. The PRC Atlas is a collection of hundreds of published and unpublished PRCs.
Dr. Steve A. Kay
Dr. Kay focuses on the study of the circadian biology of a wide range of organisms, from humans to fruit flies to plants.
Dr. Andrew Millar – University of Edinburgh
This laboratory’s current research aims to understand how the circadian clock is constructed and adjusted, how it affects plant life and how the clock is evolving. Most of their research is on a small plant called Arabidopsis .
Dr. Michael Young – Rockefeller University
Research in this laboratory focuses on mutations in seven genes that have strong effects on circadian (~24 hour) locomotor activity rhythms of Drosophila fruit flies.
Other Helpful Links
PubCrawler keeps scientists informed of the current contents of Medline and GenBank, by listing new database entries that match their research interests (in this case circadian rhythm articles).
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Journal of Biological Rhythms
This journal publishes original, full-length reports of empirical investigations into all aspects of biological rhythmicity. This link will take you to Sage publications; viewing of the journal requires a paid subscription.
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