31 December 2020
Reflecting on activities at the Halberg Chronobiology Center during this pandemic year of 2020, we can be grateful for so many things, large and small. First and foremost, it has been a great pleasure to continue cooperation with all our colleagues here and abroad. This year’s highlights are summarized below.
Last year’s commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franz Halberg continued well into 2020. On February 27, 2020, Michael Blank, Professor at the Russian Research Center for Radiology and Surgical Technologies, organized in St. Petersburg a Scientific Conference “Chronobiological Aspects in Main Diseases Diagnosing and Treatment”, which was dedicated to Franz’s memory. He invited Germaine to deliver the opening lecture, a wonderful opportunity to reminisce on the strong and long-lasting cooperation between colleagues in Russia, Franz and the HCC. Friendship’s University of Russia in Moscow also organized an International Conference on “Chronobiology in Medicine and Sport”, which was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franz Halberg, held virtually on December 7-9, 2020, for which Germaine served as Vice President. The World Heart Journal plans on a supplemental issue to publish the long abstracts of the many presentations delivered at the meeting, including those from the HCC.