The BioClock Studio Proudly Presents...

The BioClock Studio and BioClock Workshop were courses at the University of Californa, 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.

Interview with Dr. Till Roenneberg

Hear Dr. Roenneberg discuss shift work and circadian disruption

Daylight Saving Time Infographic

Learn about how Daylight Saving Time affects health

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.

Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Attention and Mood

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

Cellular Oscillators

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

Circadian Transcriptomics Dry Lab Series

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

The Transcriptomic Motion Picture of Marine Microbes

A blog post about understanding daily rhythms in marine microbes.

Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Reporters in Circadian Rhythm Studies

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

The Food Entrainable Oscillator

Learn about the discovery and characteristics of the non-canonical Food Entrainable Oscillator

Interview with Dr. Amir Zarrinpar

Hear Dr. Zarrinpar discuss circadian rhythms and the gut microbiome

Healthy Light Exposure Infographic

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

Interview with Dr. Carrie Partch

Hear Dr. Partch discuss the structural underpinnings of molecular clocks

An Introduction to Chronobiology

Read our three-part introduction to basic concepts in chronobiology

Interview with Dr. Eve Van Cauter

Hear Dr. Van Cauter describe aspects of sleep research

Interview with Dr. Ketema Paul

Hear Dr. Paul describe research on sleep and circadian rhythms

In-Lab Video Series: Rodent Wheel-Running Experiment

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

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

Naming Conventions

Understand the terms used in circadian biology

School Start Time Infographic

Learn why school start times matter for adolescents

Understanding the Actogram

Learn how to read an actogram with Dr. Gorman

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.

Shift Work, Sleep Deprivation, and Health

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

Luciferase Reporters in Circadian Research

Learn how luciferase reporters are used in circadian biology

Common Clock Mechanism Graphics Tool

Use our free editable powerpoint file of mammalian, fly, and plant molecular clock mechanisms in presentations and papers

The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: Lesion & Transplant Experiments

Learn about landmark experiments that demonstrated the role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in circadian rhythms

Luciferase Reporters for Cyanobacteria in Circadian Research

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

Mammalian Retina and Photoreceptors

Understand the biology behind photoreception in mammals

Interview with Dr. Phyllis Zee

Hear Dr. Zee discuss research on sleep and circadian rhythms

Interviews with Circadian Researchers

Watch brief interviews with circadian biology researchers

Fluence Response Curves and Action Spectra Series

Discover how action spectra are derived from fluence response curves