Biology Week

The inaugural Biology Week will run from 13 to 19 October 2012; as part of this we hope that Society members will join in with some competitions run by The Society and by organising your own event.

Biology Week logoWe have appropriated 19 October as Physiology Friday, a day when we can raise the profile of physiology and publicise the research that physiologists do. We encourage as many of you as possible to run an event on that day. Whether it’s an outreach event, a special seminar or a physiology-themed bake sale, please help us make Physiology Friday go with a bang!

We also have two competitions, whose winners will be announced on Physiology Friday. Please take part; they’re fun and very simple, and spread the word to friends, family and colleagues.

What does physiology mean to you?

We are launching a ‘vodcast’ competition; video yourself, your lab or whatever else you want, to tell us what physiology means to you in less than two minutes. You can film it on your phone or web-cam (we’re not expecting Peter Jackson); entries will be judged on creativity and content.

The deadline for entries has been extended to 14 October and the winner will be announced on Physiology Friday. Send your entry (in the correct format) to and see our YouTube channel and the newsfeed on this website for other people's entries.

The holy grail of human biology research

We are also holding a writing competition for under 19 year olds with the title What do you think is the holy grail of human biology research? It will be a chance for teenagers to tell us, in 200 words, what advances they’d most like to see in physiology and the human sciences.

The winning entry will be published in Physiology News and the winner will receive a £50 voucher. The deadline for entries is 14 October, with the winner announced on Physiology Friday.

Please submit your entry online.