The BioClock Studio Proudly Presents...

The BioClock Studio and BioClock Workshop were courses at the University of California San Diego in which undergraduate and graduate students, drawn from diverse disciplines across the arts and the sciences, worked collaboratively to develop their scientific and communication skills and produced creative educational materials.

  1. All
  2. Circadian Fundamentals
  3. Advanced Circadian Biology

  4. MODELS:
  5. Mammals
  6. Photosynthetic Organisms
  7. Invertebrates
  8. Humans

  9. TOPIC:
  10. Historical
  11. Light
  12. Metabolism
  13. Cellular Mechanisms
  14. Sleep
  15. Techniques

  16. MEDIA TYPE:
  17. Infographics
  18. Interactive Tutorials
  19. Interviews
  20. Readings
  21. Videos

In-Lab Video Series: Rodent Wheel-Running Experiment

Learn how to design, perform, and analyze a rodent wheel-running experiment.

The Transcriptomic Motion Picture of Marine Microbes

A blog post about understanding daily rhythms in marine microbes.

Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Attention and Mood

Learn about the effects of sleep deprivation on attention and mood.

Structural Changes of the Cyanobacterial Clock

Watch the structural nanomachine of the cyanobacterial circadian oscillator come to life in this video made by our colleagues.

An Introduction to Chronobiology

Read our three-part introduction to basic concepts in chronobiology

Circadian Transcriptomics Dry Lab Series

Learn the approaches and experimental design of circadian -omics studies in a “dry lab” format

The 2-Process Model of Sleep

Learn how a homeostatic drive and the circadian clock control the timing of sleep

Daylight Saving Time Infographic

Learn about how Daylight Saving Time affects health

Links Between Mood Disorders and Circadian Rhythms

Learn about the behavioral assays and gene manipulations used in rodent models to explore links between circadian rhythms and mood disorders

Circadian Clock-Controlled Genes Part 2

The second part tutorial on the mechanisms of mammalian molecular circadian clock regulation, and how the clock regulates other genes.

Time Memory in Bees

Learn about landmark experiments that established internal clocks as the source of circadian rhythms in animals

Shift Work, Sleep Deprivation, and Health

Discover the health impacts of shift work and sleep deprivation on humans

Interview with Dr. Carrie Partch

Hear Dr. Partch discuss the structural underpinnings of molecular clocks

Exploring Processes C and S Part 2: Forced Desynchrony

Learn how sleep researchers use a "forced desynchrony" protocol to separate effects of processes C and S on sleep

Luciferase Reporters for Mammals in Circadian Research

Learn how luciferase reporters are used to study circadian rhythms in mammals

Interviews with Circadian Researchers

Watch brief interviews with circadian biology researchers

Properties of Entrainable Oscillators

Learn the properties that define an entrainable biological circadian oscillator

Circadian Clock-Controlled Genes Part 1

An introductory tutorial video on the mechanisms of mammalian molecular circadian clock regulation, and how the clock regulates other genes.

Avian Photoreception

Virtually perform landmark experiments in avian circadian photoreception with our "Ex-Sparrow-ment" Simulator

Luciferase Reporters for Cyanobacteria in Circadian Research

Learn how luciferase reporters are used to study circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria

Fluence Response Curves and Action Spectra Series

Discover how action spectra are derived from fluence response curves

Interview with Dr. Phyllis Zee

Hear Dr. Zee discuss research on sleep and circadian rhythms

Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Reporters in Circadian Rhythm Studies

Read about the biology, application, and experimental design of fluorescent reporters in circadian studies

Healthy Light Exposure Infographic

Learn the do's and don'ts of light exposure that affect circadian rhythms and sleep

Cyanobacterial Circadian Oscillator

Discover how three proteins interact to make a circadian oscillator mechanism in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus

Photoperiodic Flowering Part 2

Part 2, the advanced mechanisms how plants measure night- and day-length to determine when to flower

Luciferase Reporters in Circadian Research

Learn how luciferase reporters are used in circadian biology

Establishing the Genetic Basis of Circadian Rhythms: A Landmark Study

Learn about basic property of free-running periods of circadian oscillators

Cellular Oscillators

Learn about "clocks in a dish," and how in vitro mammalian clocks can be used to study circadian rhythms

Free-Running Periods

Learn about basic property of free-running periods of circadian oscillators
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