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Sleep & Rhythm

Rhythmicity is inherent to all living forms, which are built for different activities in the light of the day and at night, when it is dark. The genetic and molecular bases of such rhythmicity, which is called “circadian”, remain only partially understood. Data has started to emerge on the health consequences of disturbed rhythmicity but less attention has been devoted to the impact of specific diseases on rhythm generation itself.
We attempt to address these complex issues on a collaborative, interdisciplinary basis, from bench to bedside.

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  • Great Hall of Padova University, Padova, Italy
Michael Young, 2017 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, awarded a honorary PhD at the University of Padova

18 September 2019 – Great Hall of Padova University, Michael Young, 2017 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, was awarded a honorary PhD degree in Biosciences and gave a fantastic lecture on “GENES CONTROLLING SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS“ Watch the whole ceremony on

  • Savoia Hotel Regency, Bologna

20 September 2019, from 12.30 onwards Michael W. Young, Michael Hastings and Paolo Sassone-Corsi will discuss sleep homeostasis and circadian rhythms at the ABCD MEETING in BOLOGNA