This course focuses on biological timekeeping (chronobiology) in animals, covering time-scales from hours to years. It covers the eco-evolutionary and biomedical importance of innate timing processes, the formalisms necessary for their study and the physiological mechanisms through which biological timekeeping is achieved.
Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course.
Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.
Knowledge and skills:
- The key principles and intellectual formalisms of chronobiology
- The evolutionary origins and ecological importance of biological timekeeping, and its relevance in biomedical contexts
- The mechanistic basis to biological timekeeping at levels from the genetics to the whole organism
- Understanding the process of generating scientific knowledge
- Science communication, orally and in writing
- Review and extraction of relevant information from scientific research papers
- Critical analysis of scientific literature
- Presentation of scientific content clearly and in logical order while using language appropriate for the audience and occasion
- Proposing, discussing and evaluating hypotheses