Café ScientifiqueHow does your body know what time it is?


Body clock

Café Scientifique with Professor Debra Skene.

The event will be chaired by Dr Steve Cross.

Event details

How does light affect your internal body clock? Does getting older affect your body's ability to keep time? Discuss with Professor Debra Skene how disorders arise in your body clock, and how they can be treated, particularly in blind and visually impaired people.

Professor Debra Skene is Professor of Neuroendocrinology at University of Surrey. Her research focusses on the investigation of the causes, consequences and treatment of circadian rhythm disorders.

Attending this event

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Free and open for all to attend, join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

This event is free to attend, doors open at 6pm and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase from 6pm until 7.30pm.

A podcast of the discussion will be available on this page a few days after the event.

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the year, the next event What's going on inside volcanoes? will be held on 19 November.

Enquiries: Contact the events team

Image courtesy of Leo Reynolds

How does your body know what time it is? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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