São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Ecology of Human Sleep and Biological Rhythms

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the event’s rescheduling resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the School announces a new window for applications, from September 01-February 28, 2021. Those who already sent the application do not need to submit it again.

The school will bring together renowned researchers from Brazil and around the world, focusing on sleep and circadian rhythms from an ecological perspective. The program was designed to teach the basic concepts and discuss the consequences of applying this knowledge in well-being, disease prevention and treatment in human populations.

Ontogeny of circadian rhythms; results of epidemiological studies on sleep; work hours, health and the timing of social life; and challenges of the tempo of our planet and evolution are some of the themes to be analyzed by the School’s program.

Students and Young Researchers (up to PhD researchers holding title obtained five years max) engaged in research in chronobiology, sleep, human ecology and related fields are encouraged to register and participate in the event to be held in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. We will provide funding for transportation and accommodation for selected students.

The event will select 100 participants (50 grantees from all states of Brazil and 50 international grantees). Registrations will be evaluated by the organizing comittee based in the candidate’s academic record, letter of recommendation and motivation letter. Selected students will be announced in late April.

  • Institution

    Faculdade de Saúde Pública – FSP/USP

  • Field of Knowledge

    Public Health

  • Academic Director

    Claudia Roberta de Castro Moreno

  • Grant Number


  • Date

    2022-11-16 to 2022-11-26

  • Registration Deadline


  • Site


  • City

    São Paulo

  • Keywords

    circadian rhythms, human ecology, sleep, chronobiology

  • Program Hide

    Further info on the schedule can be found at


    Claudia Roberta de Castro Moreno, Departament of Health, Life Cycle and Society at the University of São Paulo’s School of Public Health (FSP-USP), Brazil
    Diane B. Boivin, Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Canada
    Debra J. Skene, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK
    Elaine C. Marqueze, Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate Program of Public Health, Catholic University of Santos-UNISANTOS, Brazil
    Fernando Mazzilli Louzada, Department of Physiology at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
    Gisele Oda, Department of General Physiology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo (IB-USP), Brazil
    John Araujo, Department of Physiology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
    John Axelsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Horacio de la Iglesia, University of Washington’s Department of Biology, USA
    Kenneth P. Wright Jr., Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, USA
    Loren Buckdriven, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, USA
    Malcolm von Schantz, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. University of Surrey, UK
    Mario Pedrazzoli Neto, University of São Paulo’s School of Arts, Science and Humanities (EACH-USP), Brazil