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Graduate Seminar Fall 2011!

posted Apr 25, 2011, 11:11 AM by Frazier Benya   [ updated Sep 27, 2011, 10:47 AM by Margaret Hofius ]

Announcing a fall 2011 graduate seminar at the University of Minnesota in the history and philosophy of chronobiology.

To view the pdf, download the attached document.

Smolensky Lecture

posted Apr 5, 2011, 1:12 PM by Frazier Benya   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 9:41 AM by Jole Shackelford ]

Linked below is a podcast of Michael Smolensky's lecture, from March 25th 2011, with audio and powerpoint slides. There is also a separate link for both the audio and the slides if you want to see them individually.
Podcast with slides and audio (can be played by itunes or quicktime):
Audio mp3:
Powerpoint pdf:

Photo by Frank Barnwell: Guest speaker Michael Smolensky discusses chronobiology with UM chronobiologists Franz Halberg, Othild Schwartzkopff, and Germaine Cornélissen

4th Meeting - March 28th, 2011

posted Mar 31, 2011, 10:56 AM by Frazier Benya   [ updated Oct 25, 2011, 11:35 AM by Margaret Hofius ]

We have a guest speaker in connection with the history of chronobiology project coming: Michael Smolensky.  He will give a public presentation "Chronotherapeutics: Conceptual Developments and Clinical Applications of the Past 100 Years" in 555 Diehl Hall, 12:20-1:10.  The poster for the talk is attached at the bottom. After his lecture we can convene the Chronobiology Workshop at 2:00 and engage him in some discussion about the field, his work, whatever you wish!

There are three readings that might be of interest for this talk and for our meeting with Smolensky.

1. This piece is on chronobiology and hypertension, an area that has occupied Franz Halberg and Germaine Cornelissen here at UM, so it is maybe worth reading for this reason.
Michael H. Smolensky and Francesco Portaluppi, "Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Application to Clinical

Medicine and Antihypertension Medication Trials," Annals New York Academy of Sciences 783 (1996): 278-294.

2. This ones about chronobiology and epidemiology as sciences that should work together

Michael H. Smolensky, "Chronobiology and Epidemiology," Pathologie Biologie 35, no. 6 (1987):991-1004.

3. And this one is about clinical chronobiology and occupational health.

Michael H. Smolensky and Alain Reinberg, "Clinical Chronobiology: Relevance and Applications to the Practice of Occupational Medicine," Occupational Medicine 5, no. 2 (1990): 239-272.

Third Meeting 21 February 2011

posted Mar 25, 2011, 12:58 PM by Jole Shackelford   [ updated Mar 31, 2011, 10:54 AM by Frazier Benya ]

Second meeting -- 2 December 2010 11:30-12:30

posted Jan 23, 2011, 10:39 AM by Frazier Benya   [ updated Jan 23, 2011, 10:50 AM ]

Presentation by Franklin Barnwell on his life as a chronobiological student of Frank Brown

The EuClock site appears to be hosted by Max Planck Geselschaft in Berlin and be maintained as a digital collection point for various kinds of files connected with chronobiology and its teaching.

First meeting 13 September 2010

posted Jan 23, 2011, 10:36 AM by Frazier Benya   [ updated Oct 25, 2011, 11:37 AM by Margaret Hofius ]

Reading for discussion at the first meeting: 
Alberto Cambrosio and Peter Keating, "The Disciplinary Stake: The Case of Chronobiology," Social Studies of Science 13 (1983): 323-53.

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