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Medway Open Lecture Series: Sleep: Just how important is it?

The second talk in the Universities at Medway Open Lecture Series is taking place on Wednesday 23 November 2022, with Professor Gurprit Lall discussing Sleep and the Biological Clock.

We have entered a time where medical advances have strengthened our healthcare provisions and improved life longevity. This has resulted in an ever-growing ageing population. Understanding how the human body ages is a step closer to developing preventative therapies for improving the quality of life across an individual’s lifespan. In this Talk Professor Lall will discuss how ageing effects the brain’s circadian clock and its impact on our day-to-day routines. We will look at how the clock synchronises our bodily functions, from hormonal fluctuations through to sleeping patterns and why disruption of such rhythms can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.

Professor Gurprit Lall is a neuroscientist based at the University of Kent, Medway School of Pharmacy specialising in mammalian circadian rhythms. His research interests focus on how the circadian clock in our brain regulates and synchronises our behavioural and physiological rhythms with our environmental day-night cycle. He has published research on how daylight is able to manipulate the clock and, most recently, how ageing impacts this process.

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