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 2014:

An Introduction to Molecular Biology, 1-4 April 2014
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

An introduction to molecular biology, designed for scientists with limited knowledge. Training will include techniques in cloning, transfection and functional studies.
This workshop is organised by Dr Caroline Pellet-Many (University College London).

CGR Advanced Course: "Genome-wide Expression Profiling
7-11 April 2014. 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.

This workshop is organised by Professor Steve Paterson and Dr Gareth Weedall, University of Liverpool.

Live-Cell Imaging, 17-19 June 2014 
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.

This workshop is organised by Dr Paul Thomas (University of East Anglia).

Real-Time Quantitative PCR, 10-11 July, 2014
King's College London, UK

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

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

31st Workshop: Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology, 3-17 September
The Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK

Intensive residential workshop teaching the practical application of miscroelectrode, 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