Experimental models in physiology

27 June 2018 - 29 June 2018

University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

Organised by The Society’s Theme Leads.

Models are a must for studying physiology - what shapes our decisions in the model we use?

  • Are mice still the best model for physiological research?
  • What of other models or the use of organoids as alternatives? 
  • In the future, will the Virtual Physiological Human replace all models with individualised physiology based computer simulations?

Join us to debate these questions, and more, at this immersive two and a half day meeting.

Learn from the diverse speaker panel of researchers who are using a variety of in vivo and in vitro models in their work. From zebrafish and insects to organoids, we need to understand why researchers are using these models above others.

Zebrafish, mouse and fly

Plenary lecture highlights

Jamie Davies, University of Edinburgh, UK uses tissue engineering and synthetic biology to minimise animal use.
Stuart Egginton, University of Leeds, UK uses fish as a model for extreme cardiac (patho)physiology.
Philip Ingham, University of Exeter, UK is currently director of the Living Systems Institute at University of Exeter, which pioneers novel approaches to understanding diseases.
Godfrey Smith, University of Glasgow, UK is expert on cardiovascular physiology, who uses mouse models of cardiac arrhythmias.