Discipline of Physiology
The Discipline of Physiology is part of the School of Medical Sciences and is the focus of teaching and research in the physiological sciences at The University of Sydney.
Its research staff and students are located primarily at the Camperdown Campus of the University, in the Anderson Stuart Building and in the Medical Foundation Building. Academics in the discipline teach undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Science, and the Graduate Medical Program.
The research interests of the faculty span a broad range of topics in the physiological sciences, with particular research focus on neuroscience, cardiovascular physiology, reproductive physiology, and endocrine function. Techniques used in our laboratories include imaging, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and human and animal behaviour.
Unveiling of Honours Boards for Physiology Prize-winners
A function was held on 23 July 2015 in the Common Room of the Anderson Stuary building, for the unveiling of Honours Boards (see picture below), that list the names of former winners of the major undergraduate Physiology prizes: the Colin Dunlop Prize, Frank Cotton Prize, PO Bishop Medal and the Claude Bernard Prize. The function was attended by approximately 40 former winners of these prizes, and members of their families. The Honours Boards will be hung in the Anderson Stuart Common Room. The Honours Boards project was initiated by the Heritage Committee of the Anderson Stuart building, and was funded by the Discipline of Physiology.
University to launch Brain and Mind Centre
The BMRI has received the wonderful accolade of being chosen by the University Executive to be a Strategic Priority Area for Collaboration (SPARC) in the future strategic planning of the University. The BMRI is about to transition to become the hub of a Brain and Mind Centre of the University.
The Brain and Mind Centre will bring together all of the University’s various disciplines in health and medical research, science, psychology, engineering, and information technology, and also its expertise in ethics, law, philosophy, economics, education, workplace structure and social organisation.
Now, as the Brain and Mind Centre, it will significantly expand the breadth and depth of our multidisciplinary research to set new standards in brain and mind sciences both in Australia and internationally.
For more information and the Brain & Mind Research Institute history can be found here.