THE WORLD IS IN YOU – BODY TIME
Your body is connected to the temporal rhythms of the planet. In recent years, scientists have intensified their research into how our cells measure and respond to the passage of time. It is a field of research that raises major questions about both individual health and societal structures: How does electric light, shift work and altered eating patterns play into the body’s physical time and into our experience of time?
In this talk, associate professor of microbiology Zachary Gerhart-Hines and curator Kristin Hussy meet for a conversation about time in the body.
Zachary Gerhart-Hines is an Associate Professor of microbiology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).
Kristin Hussey is a historian and postdoctoral researcher at the Medical Museion and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).
The World is in You – conversations about the connected body.
This conversation is part of a series that delves into four research areas – chronobiology, epigenetics, microbiome research and astrobiology – to examine the questions they raise about our connection to the planet, to our environment and each other. Like the questions, the conversations are also interdisciplinary and cross research, history, philosophy and art.
The conversation series is part of the project ‘The World is in You’.