Conference on Biological Clock

Today in the early morning hours at the Department of Biotechnology at the University Campus in Rijeka began the three-day, 5th International Conference on Experimental Biology and Medicine, titled "Biological Clocks: Mechanisms and Applications". It is in this very area that the 2017 Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology was granted. The conference is co-organized by the University of Rijeka, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, and the Chinese Sichuan University and West China School of Medicine.

The University of Rijeka Madam Rector Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., addressed the congress: I do not doubt the success of this conference given the prominent lecturers who will hold the lectures. In addition, the biological clock is an interesting topic, which is emphasized by the fact that it was awarded the Nobel Prize this year. I wish to thank the organizers that have chosen the University of Rijeka for this conference and I hope that your stay at our University, as well as in Rijeka, Croatia, will be a great experience in general.

The introductory lecture was held by Professor Peter Stambrook, President of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, and the conference continued according to the following

The Nobel Prize winners are three US-based scientists: Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash from Brendais University, Boston, MASS and Michael W. Young from Rockefeller University, New York, who spent their lives studying the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythms.