Pre-Conference Symposia

The Organising Committee is delighted to announce a number of Pre-Conference Symposia on Thursday, 15 September.

These meetings are FREE to attend, but you MUST be registered for Europhysiology 2022.

To attend the Pre-Symposia you are required to register for the full conference. 

Young Physiologists Career Symposium

The Young Physiologists will have their meeting from 8.00 to 11.30.

Led by Young Physiologist representatives of all hosting societies.

You find the programme hereunder (continously updated).

For more information please visit the following link: Young Physiologists Career Symposium.

Young Physiologists Career Symposium

8.00Welcome and introductions
Opportunities during my academic career: Editorial Board and Grant Committee positions
8.15Journal editorial board ECR representative
Lykke Sylow
University of Copenhagen, DK
8.35Grant organization committee ECR representative
Lisa Nalbach
Programme Officer, German Research Foundation, DE
8.55Q&A speakers
9.15Networking break
 The interface between Academia and Industry: Perspectives from scientists in non-academic careers
9.45Pharmaceutical Industry
– to be confirmed
10.05Innovation programme – research translation
Karin Hultman
Scientific Manager, SPARK, Novo Nordisk Foundation
– to be confirmed
10.45Q&A with all speakers
11.00Networking break leading onto lunch

The Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings

After the Young Investigator Symposium we will offer 7 parallel SIG-meetings, starting at 12.00 and end at 17.00.
You will find the detailed programme of each sympoisa hereunder (will be updated continuously).


Vascular Physiology

Vladimir Matchkov, Aarhus University, DK
Christoffer Garland, University of Oxford, UK
Thomas Korff, University of Heidelberg, DE
Michaela Kuhn, University of Würzburg, DE
12.00C-Type Natriuretic Peptide stabilizes FoxO3 and attenuates hyperproliferation of lung pericytes from patients with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Swati Dabral
University of Würzburg, DE
12.25Coronary microvascular physiology in health and disease: lessons from large animal models.
D.J. Duncker
Erasmus University Medical Center, UK
12.50YAP/TAZ deletion in vascular smooth muscle in adult mice results in aneurysm-like vascular lesions.
Marycarmen Arévalo Martinez
Lund University, SE
13.15Cytochrome P450 reductase maintains vessel function through regulation of eNOS and the metabolic fate of arachidonic acid.
Pedro Felipe Malacarne
Goethe University, DE
13.30Prorenin can affect vascular tone by modulating the intracellular pH of vascular smooth muscle cells.
Salomé Rognant
University of Copenhagen, DK
13.45Endogneous Angiotensin II and myoendothelial feedback in small arteries.
Lauren Phillips
University of Oxford, UK
14.00Pitch talks (4 + 1 min)
14.30Coffee break
15.00Stress coping in rats associates with reduced expression of cerebrovascular Kv7.4 channels leading to biphasic neurovascular response
Christian Staehr
Aarhus University, DK
15.25Proteo-genomic discovery of human endothelial smORF-encoded microproteins.
Mauro Siragusa
Goethe University, DE
15.50Mechanisms underlying synthesis and release of ET-1 from rat resistance arteries.
Katherine Banecki
University of Oxford, UK
16.10Super-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging of the Renal Microvasculature in Rats with Diabetes.
Stinne B Søgaard
University of Copenhagen, DK
16.30The oral nitrate/nitrite pathway: a link between oral and cardiovascular health.
Raul Bescos Garcia
University of Plymouth, UK
16.45Endothelial cells drive organ fibrosis by inducing the transcription factor Sox9.
Felix A. Trogisch
Heidelberg University, DE

Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Title: Novel approaches and insights on muscle structure and function in health and disease
Kristian Vissing, Aarhus University, DK
Julien Ochala, University of Copenhagen, DK
Johanna Lanner, Karolinska Instituttet, SE
Theresia Kraft, Hannover Medical School, DE
12.00Welcome and opening
SkSIG organising committee
12.45From stem cells to performance: The role of skeletal muscle in challenging perceptions of human ageing
Chiara Lanzuolo
Institute of Biomedical Technologies Milan, IT
13.15Selected from abstract submission
13.30Selected from abstract submission
13.45Deconvolution of cellular responses to exercise in human skeletal muscle utilizing single-cell sequencing.
Eric Rullman
Karolinska Institute, SE
14.00Role of exercise +/- ischemia-induced plasma extracellular vesicles for remote tissue conditioning
Kristian Vissing
Aarhus University, DK
14.30Coffee break
15.00A stagewise response to mitochondrial dysfunction
Amy Vincent
Newcastle University, UK
15.30Regulation of skeletal muscle function by mtRNA-stabilizing proteins – and their role in exercise adaptations
Tang Cam Phung Pham
University of Copenhagen, DK
15.45Selected from abstract submission
16.00Selected from abstract submission
16.15Mitochondrial function and healthy aging
Steen Larsen
University of Copenhagen, DK
16.45Concluding Remarks
SkSIG organising committee

Epithelial, Membrane Transport and Renal Physiology

Henrik Dimke,University of Southern Denmark, DK
Markus Bleich, Christian-Albrecht Univeersity-Kiel, DE
Claudins in kidney
12.00Tight junction and claudin architecture in kidney using super resolution imaging techniques
Rozemarijn van der Veen and Martin Lehmann
FMP Berlin, DE
12.30Role of Claudin-2 and Claudin-12 in proximal tubular transport
Todd Alexander
University of Alberta, CA
13.00New perspectives on the solvent drag concept by bi- and tricellular tight junctions in kidney
Dorothée Günzel
Charité -Berlin, DE
 Ion transport in kidney
13.30Exosome proteomics as a tool to study renal regulation of salt and potassium transport
Robert Fenton
Aarhus University, DK
14.00Electrophysiology of KCNJ channels underlying genetic kidney defects
Anselm Zdebik
University College London, UK
14.30Coffee Break
15.00Novel genetic defects with consequences for kidney function and electrolyte balance
Jeroen de Baaij
Radboud Nijmegen, NL
 Molecular mechanisms underlying kidney disease  
15.30Nitric oxide signalling in kidney regulation and potential links to cardiorenal disease
Mattias Carlstrom
Karolinska Institutet, SE
16.00Novel insights into protein homeostasis in podocyte biology
Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, DE


Tommas Ellender, Oxford University, UK
Title: Histamine and the nervous system
 Qiuyuan Fang
Amsterdam University, NL
 Parry Hashemi
Imperial College London, UK
 Perrti Panula
Helsinki University, FI 
 Ilona Obara
Newcastle University, F 
 Stephen Brickley
Imperial College London, UK 
 Tommas Ellender
Oxford University, UK 

Human & Exercise Physiology

Paul Ansdell, Northumbria University, UK
Irene Di Giulio, King’s College London, UK

Title: Is there a norm in human physiology? Biological influences in health and disease

A symposium dedicated to highlighting research investigating diversity in physiology

Paul Ansdell & Irene Di Giulio
Theme Leads, Physiological Society
The menstrual cycle, oral contraceptive use, and associated symptoms on exercise performance and recovery
Kelly McNulty
Northumbria University, UK
The influence of hormones across the female lifespan on responses to exercise
Johanna Ihalaine
Jyvaskyla University, FI
Ageing of the neuromuscular system; do sex hormones matter?
Jessica Piasecki
Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Sex differences in neuromuscular fatigue
Sandra Hunter
Marquette University, USA
“Race” and Skin Pigmentation in Vascular Health
Tony Wolf
Penn State Univesity, USA
Mind the gap: widening the demographic to establish new norms in human physiology
Ken O’Halloran
University College Cork, IR

Cardiac Symposium

Andrew James, University of Bristol, UK
Wolfgang Linke, University of Muenster, DE
William E Louch, University of Oslo, NO
Morten B Thomsen, University of Copenhagen, DK
Session I: Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Pasi Tavi, University of Eastern, FI
12.05Torsten Christ
University of Hamburg, DE
12.25Lukas Cyganek
University of Goettingen, DE
12.45Sam Wall
Simula Research Centre, Oslo, NO
13.00Eline Huethorst
University of Glasgow, UK
 Session II:          The microtubule network in health and disease
Thomas Jepps, University of Copenhagen, DK
13.25Benjamin Prosser
University of Pennsylvania, USA
13.45Arnela Saljic
University of Copenhagen, DK
14.05Danielle Paul
University of Bristol, UK
14.20Christine Loescher
University of Muenster, DE
14.35Coffee break
 Session III: Protein turnover and quality control
Wolfgang Linke, University of Muenster, DE
15.00Wolfgang Linke
University of Muenster, DE
15.10Sara Liin
University of Linkjøping, SE
15.30Elizabeth Ehler
Kings College, UK
15.50Stephen Harmer
University of Bristol, UK
 Session IV: Meet the Industry- To be announced
Andrew James, University of Bristol, UK
17.20Wrap up

Comparative Physiology

Sjannie Lefevre, Oslo University, NO
Tobias Wang, Aarhus University, DK

12.00Introduction about SIGs and SPS
Sjannie Lefevre, Oslo University, NO
Tobias Wang, Aarhus University, DK
12.20Comparative chronobiology: an arctic perspective
David G. Hazlerigg
the Arctic University of Norway, NO
12.50Selected from abstract submission
13.20Unravelling the mechanisms underlying extreme stress tolerance in tardigrades
Nadja Møjberg
University of Copenhagen, DK
13.50Mitochondrial function in the anoxia-tolerant crucian carp
Lucie Gerber
Oslo University, NO
14.10Insights from ‘omics’ about crucian carp anoxia tolerance
Sjannie Lefevre
Oslo University, NO
14.30Coffee break
15.00Evolution of mammalian thermogenesis-how and when UCP1 sparked fire
Michael Gaudry
Stockholm University, SE
15.30A novel gut-muscle axis that enable growth in the absence of physical activity
Tobias Wang
Aarhus University, DE
16.15Discussion on future activities (How and when to meet, plus delegation of responsibilities)

Current Information


16 April 2021
Call for Symposia


01 February 2022
Start Online Registration

01 May 2022
Abstract Submission opens

25 May 2022
Abstract Submission closes

15 June 2022
Late Breaking Submission opens (posters only!)

15 July 2022
Late Breaking Submission closes

31 July 2022
Early Registration closes

31 August 2022
Online Registration closes

15 September 2022
Pre-Meeting Symposia

16-18 September 2022
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