Techniques Workshops

The Physiological Society sponsors a range of techniques workshops to enable physiologists to develop their practical laboratory skills, whilst also gaining a theoretical understanding. The workshops are primarily aimed at postgraduates and recently qualified postdoctoral workers. 

Members of The Society are encouraged to apply for travel grant funding to support their attendance at these workshops.

The Physiological Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

The Society is supporting the following workshops in 2015:


CGR Advanced Course: "Genome-wide Expression Profiling, 30 March - 2 April 2015   Deadline 12 March 2015

University of Liverpool, UK.

This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the conceptual, practical and interpretational issues involved in large-scale gene expression profiling.

Organised by Professor Steve Paterson and Dr Gareth Weedall, University of Liverpool.

An Introduction to Molecular Biology, 14-17 April 2015

University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, UK

An introduction to molecular biology, designed for scientists with limited knowledge. Training will include techniques in cloning, transfection and functional studies.

Organised by Dr Caroline Pellet-Many (University College London).

Real-Time Quantitative PCR, 16-17 June 2015  Deadline 20 March 2015

King's College London, UK

This two-day workshop will provide attendees with the skills required to design, evaluate and use real-time quantitative PCR assay.

Organised by Dr David Sugden (King’s College London) and Dr Patricia de Winter (University College London).

Live-Cell Imaging, 23-25 June 2015  Deadline 31 March 2015
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

This three-day workshop provides theoretical and practical guidance on imaging live cells and tissues using widefield, confocal and multi-photon microscopy. The final day focuses on image analysis software.

Organised by Dr Paul Thomas (University of East Anglia).

32nd Workshop: Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology, 2-16 September 2015  Deadline 30 April 2015
The Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK

This is an intensive residential workshop teaching the practical application of microelectrode, patch clamp and optical techniques to single cells and tissues.

Organised by David Ogden, Colin Brownlee and Alexandra Street, Marine Biological Association.


If you have any ideas for workshops that we should run in future, or have feedback on recent workshops, please email