Projects

Managing sleep-wake disruption due to hospitalization: the CircadianCare project


Metabolic chronobiology: mitochondrial metabolism and seasonality in model organisms


Skin temperature and sleep-wake patterns in health and disease


Functional and molecular characterization of genes involved in mitochondrial diseases in model organisms


Educational interventions for the management of sleep-wake timing abnormalities in young adults.


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Genetic basis of diurnal preference and fluctuations in vigilance and mood over the 24 hours


Chronotherapy for sleep-wake disturbances in patients with liver disease and dementing disorders


Epigenetic modifications induced by chronic disruption of the circadian clock in Drosophila


Ad-hoc diagnostic tools and protocols for medical patients with circadian disorders


INsecTIME: genetic analysis of the neuroendocrine axis and diapause in Drosophila


Identification of pathways modulating sleep duration, from genomics to transcriptomics


SLEEP & RHYTMS IN MEDICINE for medical students.


Students learn a set of core concepts and then attend a series of practicals in which they are welcome to test sleep-wake questionnaires, actigraphs, a polysomnography machine, temperature sensors and other relevant tools. The course started in academic year 2015-2016 and was opened by Professor Debra Skene (UK), past President of European Biological Rhythms Society.

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NEUROBIOLOGY for the Master's in Molecular Biology.


Students learn about the neurogenetic bases of circadian rhythmicity, and the functional organization of the biological clock in model organisms, including humans. In addition, they learn about mechanisms of clock synchronisation and about the consequences of desynchronisation/misalignment. Practicals include genotyping for clock gene polymorphisms, definition of chronotype and direct experience of the effects of morning light administration on sleep-wake patterns and melatonin urinary metabolites.

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