International Symposium

iusstfduInternational Symposium on
Biological Timing and Health Issues in the 21st Century

(in conjunction with the IUSSTF-sponsored IndoUS Workshop and Symposium)
Organised by

Department of Zoology, University of Delhi

IndoUS Joint Center on Biological Timing, University of Delhi

The Indian Society for Chronobiology


February 21 – 24, 2017, New Delhi, India

Convener: Professor Vinod Kumar

Co-convener: Professor Satchidananda Panda


Broad Topics of the Workshop/ Symposium

  • Biological clocks and ecosystem
  • Ecology of species interactions
  • Migration
  • Reproduction
  • Cells and molecules of the timing system
  • Genetics of circadian and circannual timing
  • Neural network
  • Interaction of central and peripheral clocks
  • Comparative Clocks
  • Chronomedicine and Chronotherapy
  • Environmental alterations and gene expression
  • Impact of ‘modern’ lifestyle in humans
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Cognition and personality
  • Non-infectious chronic diseases
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Photobiology and light signalling in plants
  • Photoperiodism and Seasonality
  • Sleep and Sleep Disorders
  • Special topics/ sessions