Mangalore University to host 13th School of Chronobiology

Mangalore University to host 13th School of Chronobiology

Mangalore University's department of bio-sciences will be hosting the 13th School of Chronobiology sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body under central government's department of science and technology, from December 22. Dr B M Hegde, former vice-chancellor, MAHE (now Manipal University) will inaugurate the school. K Byrappa, vice-chancellor, will preside. 

The School is a 14-day intensive course in chronobiology, a branch of life sciences that deals with biological clocks, day-night cycles, seasonal changes and encompasses genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, cell biology, endocrinology and physiology. It has implications for shift workers, long flight pilots, sleep disorders, extending light conditions, extending feeding times related to obesity, and so on. In all, 25 participants from all over India will be attending the course. 

Foreign and Indian faculty will teach at the School. Vinod Kumar, University of Delhi is the director of the course and Monika Sadananda, associate professor is the coordinator of the School.