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Biological oscillators – rhythms and synchronisation across scales


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Symposium overview

The 2024 edition of this established symposium, will expand the discussion of oscillations, synchronisation and rhythms to the ecological scale and highlight the interplay between internal oscillators and environmental rhythms. As with the editions in 2015, 2018 and 2022, this meeting will also serve as a bridge between experimentalists and theorists and has the potential to reveal common challenges and approaches that can be shared across fields

What past participants say about the Symposium

“As a first-time attendant at EMBL conference on Biological oscillations, I found the event exceptionally excellent! As an interdisciplinary researcher I learned about so many diverse topics, and I was even offered a possible postdoc position!” – Hamed Yeganegi, Chair of Zoology, TUM Munich and GSN, LMU Munich, Germany

“It was an exciting conference where new research, unexpected results, and profound analysis were presented. In addition, very bold hypotheses were discussed. As a result, I have new ideas for further research and possible collaborations.” – Nancy Papalopulu, F.M.I., Basel, Switzerland



Maria Robles

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


Jun Yan

Chinese Academy of Sciences


Scientific Organisers


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EMBO | EMBL Symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration in the European research area. They provide scientists with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on forward-looking topics and new developments in the life sciences.

Topics emphasise upcoming developments and the interdisciplinary nature of related fields. Jointly funded and organised by EMBO and EMBL – and complementary to their respective courses, workshops, and conference programmes – the symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration.

All symposia are held in the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC) in Heidelberg, Germany, or virtually.

Date: 19 - 22 Mar 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Alexander Aulehla
    EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    • Alan Hastings
      University of California, Davis, USA

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