V World Congress for Chronobiology (V WCC) information


We are pleased to announce the V World Congress for Chronobiology (V WCC) which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will at 6:00 pm on the evening of Wednesday April 24, and will conclude at 6:00 pm on Saturday April 27, 2019.

WCC is held by World Federation of Societies for Chronobiology (WFSC) whose purpose of the Federation is to strive, in all countries, to promote education and the attainment of the highest level of knowledge and understanding in the field of chronobiology. Chinese Society for Biological Rhythms (CSBR) will co-organized V WCC with WFSC. The committee will advise a program that over the relevance of chronobiology from basic mechanisms to applications, and the over-arching theme of the conference will be “Chronobiology: Translation Opportunities and Challenges.

Suzhou city is known for its elegance and is also called in China “Paradise on Earth” or “Venice of the East” and has the largest cluster of innovative Bio-Pharma industry in China. Suzhou city will provide us with tranquility and beauties, as well as inspirations of science, social concerns and industrial demands.

V WCC will be graciously co-hosted by Soochow University, Aschoff-Honma Foundation, National Institute of Biological Science, Chinese Sleep Research Society and industrial companies.

The congress website: http://www.csbr.org.cn/2019WCC/index.html.

Early deadline for registration and abstracts is 20th Jan, 2019. Selected congress hotels are indicated on the website.

We are looking forward to working together on the program of V WCC 2019!

Ying Xu

Till Roenneberg

Ken-ichi Honma

President of V WCC

The conference will include 16 oral sessions, 5 keynote speakers, and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Chronobiology.

Major Topics:

Symposium 1 – Mechanisms Underlying Sleep Controls

Symposium 2 – Translational Chronobiology

Symposium 3 – New Insights into Clock Input: from Retina to SCN

Symposium 4 – Consequences of Circadian Disturbance

Symposium 5 – Epigenetic/Transcriptional Layers Around the Clock

Symposium 6 – Molecular Regulators in Controlling Timing

Symposium 7 –   Relevance of Circadian Clock and Cognition and Performance

Symposium 8 – Interactions between the Clock and Metabolism

Symposium 9 – Molecular Architecture of circadian clocks

Symposium 10 – Effects of Circadian Systems on Sleep and Health

Symposium 11 – Circuits Wiring the Circadian Clocks

Symposium 12 – Aschoff Honma Foundation Symposium

Symposium 13 – Crosstalk Controls of Circadian Clock and Nutrition

Symposium 14 – Circadian Misalignment and Diseases

Symposium 15 – Clocks in Nature: Seasonal and Field Timing

Symposium 16 – Understanding the Human Circadian Properties

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Lecture I: Joe Takahashi, UTSW, USA

Keynote Lecture II: Shuji Akiyama, IMS, Japan

Keynote Lecture III: Ying-Hui Fu, UCSF, USA

Keynote Lecture IV: Charlotte Helfrich-Forster, JMU, Germany

Keynote Lecture V: Minmin Luo, CIBR/NIBS, China

Invited Speakers

Amita Sehgal (U Penn, USA)

John Hogenesch (CCHMC, USA)

Nicolas Cermakian (McGill, Canada)

Hiroki Ueda (U Tokyo, Japan)

Zhi-li Huang (Fudan, China)

Qinghua Liu (NIBS, China)

Diego Golombek (U of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Carolina Escobar (U Nacional Autónoma de Mexico)

Maria Paz Hidalgo (HCPA, Brazil)

Chunghoon Lim (UnIST, Korea)

Satchin Panda (Salk, USA)

Carla Green (UTSW, USA)

Katja Lamia (Scripps, USA)

Eric Zhang (NIBS, China)

Yoshitaka Fukada (U Tokyo, Japan)

Jinhu Guo (SYSU, China)

ShihKuo Chen (National Taiwan U, Taiwan, ROC)

Erik Herzog (WUSTL, USA)

Rae Silver (Columbia, USA)

Rob Lucas (U Manchester, UK)

Joanna Chiu (UC Davis, USA)

Phllis Zee (Northwestern, USA)

Fang Guo (Zhejiang U, China)

Zhangwu Zhao (CAU, China)

Fang Han (Peking University Int'l Hospital, China)

Luis Larrondo (PUC, Chile)

Xiaodong Xu (HEBTU, China)

Takato Imazumi (UW, USA)

Qun He (CAU, China)

Chang Liu (CPU, China)

Tian Xue (USTC, China)

Ken-ichi Honma (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Roelof Hut (U Groningen, NL)

Bill Schwartz (USA)

Sheeba Vasu (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre, India)

Ying Xu (CAM-SU, China)

Yi Liu (Fudan, China)

Yiguo Wang (Tsinghua, China)

Debra Skene (U Surrey, UK)

Qing-Jun Meng (U Manchester, UK)

Luoying Zhang (HUST, China)

Vinod Kumar (University of Delhi, India)

Takashi Yoshimura (Nagoya U, Japan)

Hongjun Zhang (ION, China)

Till Roenneberg (LMU in Munich, Germany)

Elizabeth B.Klerman (Harvard Medical, USA)

Hiromasa FunatoWPI-IIIS

Shigenobu Shibata (Waseda, Japan)

Tiffany Schmidt (Northwestern, USA)

Hitoshi Okamura (Kyoto, Japan) ->to be confirmed



We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship ($100-500) awards.

Registration Open: Nov.1


Abstract deadline: Jan. 20