EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Biological oscillators: design, mechanism, function


06 March 2022

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Registration Deadline

12 January 2022
Conference Overview

Are you interested in oscillatory phenomena and biological dynamics? At this symposium, multiple disciplines will come together in order to discuss common mechanisms underlying the generation of oscillations.

This meeting provides a unique platform for the emerging new community working at the interface between quantitative biology, complex oscillatory systems, and physics.

Oscillations are abundant – from hormonal oscillations with periods of days and months, to genetic fluctuations in the range of hours (circadian clock, embryonic oscillators), and metabolic and biochemical oscillations in the order of minutes (glycolytic oscillations) and seconds (Calcium-dynamics) – oscillations are central to biology across different temporal and spatial scales.

Meeting Themes

Oscillation mechanisms across different scales: from circadian clock to embryonic oscillators to biochemical (metabolic) oscillations
Oscillation function: besides their role as intrinsic clocks, other emerging concepts of oscillator function, for instance in embryonic development, stem cells, physiology and disease
Synchronisation of coupled oscillators, across different contexts and scales
Structure and Function of Brain Oscillators
Mathematical modelling and computational approaches to oscillatory dynamics
Quantitative/imaging approaches in order to study oscillatory dynamics
Pre-symposium ‘Oscillator Theory for Biologists” workshop (optional, sign-up during registration)