June 9 (Thu) at 16:00 - 17:00, 2022 (JST)
  • Dr. Motohide Seki (Assistant Professor, Department of Design Futures, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
  • via Zoom
Shingo Gibo

Self-sustained oscillation is a fundamental property of circadian clocks found in many organisms. However, evolutionary advantage of the self-sustainability has been only speculatively discussed. In this seminar, I will present a simulation result of our mathematical model indicating that seasonality facilitates the evolution of the self-sustained circadian clock, which was consistent with empirical records.


  1. Motohide Seki, Hiroshi Ito, Evolution of self-sustained circadian rhythms requires seasonal change of daylight, bioRxiv (2022), doi: 10.1101/2022.04.17.488576

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