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19th June, 2015

Dr Karl Iremonger recipient of University Early Career Award for Distinction in Research

Karl was one of five University academics to be recognised in this year’s awards.

15th June, 2015

HRC funding for Physiology researcher

Dr Jeff Erickson has been awarded $1,046,772 over three years from the Health Research Council for his research into diabetes mellitus.

5th June, 2015

HRC Grant will enable infertility research

Dr Rebecca Campbell has recently been awarded funding from the Health Research Council (HRC) for a 3-year project to enable her to continue cutting-edge research involving female fertility.

4th June, 2015

Physiology research highlighted on Heart Foundation website

Dr Rajesh Katare is carrying out a two-year research project funded by the Heart Foundation, which aims to develop a stem cell therapy that will held mend damaged hearts in people with diabetes.

4th May, 2015

Physiology student wins Poster Prize at OSMS Postgraduate Colloquium

Congratulations to Safina Gadeock, PhD student in Physiology, who was awarded the prize at the Colloquium which was held from 28-29 April.

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3rd August, 2015

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Department of Physiology

Since its establishment in 1905 the Department of Physiology has grown to become one of the largest Departments in the University, being home to approximately 100 staff. It makes major contributions to the undergraduate and postgraduate education of students in science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical lab sciences, nutrition, and physical education.

The Department's 20 internationally-recognised research groups are supported in three broad research foci: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology, and Membrane Physiology & Ion Transport. Our research endeavours are enabled by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including recently developed electrophysiology suites, a modern imaging unit, and cell, bacterial and tissue culture facilities.

More detail on the Department's history, its place within the University structure, staffing and administrative structure, research and teaching activities, and physical infrastructure is available here.

I am passionately devoted to the study of life, and particularly to the higher forms of life. For me the one great question that has dominated my life is: "What am I?" What is the meaning of this marvelous gift of life? The more we know, the more the mystery grows.

Sir John Eccles - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1963