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 2018:

Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology

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.

Apply by 5pm, 31 March 2018

An Introduction to Molecular Biology

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 Caroline Pellet-Many and Laura Wisniewski, University College London, UK

Apply by 1 April 2018.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and interpretation [new for 2018] 

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

This three-day workshop covers the underpinning physiology, practical aspects, analysis and interpretation of parameters derived from exercise tests, and the implication of these for physiological function, exercise performance and prognosis.

Organised by Carrie Ferguson (University of Leeds, UK)

Apply by 5 November 2018


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