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prof. dr. R.A. (Roelof) Hut

Professor Chronobiology
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Roelof Hut is associate professor at the Chronobiology unit at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He was trained as graduate student by Serge Daan and did his postdoc with Howard Cooper at INSERM in Lyon, France. He currently serves as board member of the Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences and is member of the advisory and editorial board of the Journal of Biological Rhythms. He is/was scientifically involved in European collaborative networks EUCLOCK and INsecTIME as well as in the Dutch network OnTime.

His entire scientific career was devoted to chronobiology with a strong interest in evolutionary, ecological and neurobiological aspects of rhythms, using data driven research as well as modelling approaches. His focus is on mammals, but over the last years he extended his work with projects in birds, insects (EU network ‘INsecTIME’) and humans (STW project ‘OnTime’). Annual timing of reproduction as well as circadian timing and their relationship with metabolism are central themes in his work, which was published in high ranking journals like Science, PLoS Biology, Current Biology, Journal of Neuroscience and PNAS. His broad research interest in all aspects of chronobiology provides a solid basis for protecting the width and diversity of our field. This integrative and comparative aspect is an important feature of chronobiology that deserves to be cultivated by the board.

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