Professor Josephine Arendt

Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology, Director (ex), Centre for Chronobiology


My qualifications

BSc      Biochemistry (Hons) University College London, 1959-1962

PhD     Biochemistry    University of London    1962-1965. Metabolism of Tryptophan and its Indolic Analogues. Languages: English and French.

Affiliations and memberships

Royal College of Pathology

Royal Society of Medicine

Royal Society of Biology

The Society for Endocrinology

The European Pineal Society now the European Biological Rhythms Society

Society for the Study of Fertility.

Society for Research into Biological Rhythms

Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms

European Sleep Research Society

British Sleep Research Society

British Neuroendocrine Society

Committees (previous and current)   
World Federation of Societies for Chronobiology (ex Council Member).

The European Biological Rhythms Society (Life Member of Council).

Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (Founder Member, ex Board Member).

Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (ex Board Member at Large)

NRPB Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (melatonin sub-group).

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine (Associate Member).

Evaluator: CNRS, France, QinetiQ subgroup human factors (2004)

Advisor, UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2005)

MRC Advisory Group on breast cancer & shiftwork (2005)

IARC (WHO) Monograph Group on Shiftwork and Cancer (2007-2011)

Business, industry and community links

Founder and director of Stockgrand Ltd a University company exploiting technological expertise in melatonin and biological rhythms to support research, especially funding for PhD students.


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