Annual Inaugural Review Prize

Prize Information

The winner will publish a Review article in Experimental Physiology and receive a prize of £1000.

This prize is open to authors in the first three years of their first full faculty appointment (ie. within 36 months of appointment on date of prize entry) at a University or Research institute anywhere in the world. In the UK system 'full faculty appointment' equates to a Lecturer position. In US system 'full faculty appointment' equates to an Assistant Professor. If you are in any doubt as to the eligilibilty of a candidate you wish to nominate from anywhere in the world please provide their CV so that this can be checked and confirmed before they submit an entry.

Nominations/entries for the 2018 prize are welcome until 31 October 2017.

Senior investigators (Department Heads, Faculty Deans and Physiological Society Members) are invited to nominate suitable candidates to Experimental Physiology by email to for consideration by the end of October 2017. Nominations should be made following discussion with the candidate and be accompanied by a one page outline proposal for a Review article (see Guidelines for that format) that fulfills the current scope of Experimental Physiology and reports novel insights into homeostatic and adaptive responses in health and pathophysiological mechanisms in disease. An up-to-date copy of the candidate's CV should also be sent. 

The entrant must be the corresponding and first or last author of the proposed Review article. Details of any co-authors should be given on the outline proposal. The nominating senior investigator should submit a brief letter in support of their nominee.

A sub-committee of the Experimental Physiology Editorial Board will judge the submissions and select the winner. The 2018 winner will be notified by the end of November 2017 and required to submit a Review article as senior and corresponding author by the end of March 2018 which will be subject to our usual external peer review process.

Publication will coincide with the Europhysiology Meeting in September 2018 where the winner will be announced and the Review article made freely accessible to all delegates.

2017 Prize Winner

The Experimental Physiology Inaugural Review Prize was awarded in 2017 to

Colin N. Young of The George Washington University, USA

His review article Endoplasmic reticulum stress in the pathogenesis of hypertension by Colin N. Young is published in the August Issue of Experimental Physiology

Previous Winners

2015/16 Eoin Cummins: Respiratory gases and the regulation of transcription by Eoin P Cummins and Ciara E Keogh is published in the August Issue of Experimental Physiology

2014/15 Jaume Padilla: Role of habitual physical activity in modulating vascular insulin actions by Jaume Padilla, T. Dylan Olver, John P. Thyfault, Paul J. Fadel is  published in the July Issue of Experimental Physiology.




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K + channels and cardiac electrophysiology 
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