Projects

Biological timing is a multidisciplinary area encompassing disciplines from molecular genetics to neuroscience, ecology, evolution, statistics and mathematical modeling. These fields use different approaches and skills, and INsecTIME serves a supplementary function in bringing together these disparate groups to harness their different skills for mutual benefit.
The INsecTIME research plan includes 13 Work Packages (WPs) falling within three research areas, with considerable intersection:

RESEARCH AREA A

WorldNatural variation and genetic architecture of biological timing. ​
The 4 Work Packages included in this Research Area aim at studying natural variation and genetic architecture of biological timing.

RESEARCH AREA B

NeuronNeurogenetics of the circadian and seasonal clock.
6 work Packages with the goal to dissect the neurogenetics of the circadian and seasonal network.

RESEARCH AREA C

LaptopImplementing field studies, modelling interactions
The aim of the 3 Work Packages included in Research Area C is to implement field studies of photoperiodic and circadian timing and model their interactions.