The Journal of Physiology Editor Interviews

In order to promote physiology to a wider audience The Journal of Physiology has filmed the below series of interviews with key opinion leaders. These short videos with our eminent past and current Editors highlight the importance and excitement of physiology, and share with us some interesting aspects of their research.

We will continue to film more interviews over the coming months and will publish these in conjunction with relevant events and issues.

The interviews are freely available here, as well as on YouTube, and we encourage their use for outreach and education by schools, university physiology departments and careers advice centres.

Gero Miesenböck talks about the invention of optogenetic control and the current challenges facing his field of optogenetics.
Kim Dora talks about her research into vascular endothelial cell function.
Denis Noble in conversation with David Paterson, the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physiology, talks about his book The Music of Life.
Denis Noble describes how The Journal of Physiology has influenced his research and how historical, seminal papers have proved to have a renewed interest for systems physiologists today.
Jonathan Ashmore, The Physiological Society’s past President and Journal of Physiology Consulting Editor, talks about the challenges facing auditory neuroscience researchers and the broad scope of physiology as a discipline.
Carol Robinson tells us how she solves complex physiological problems by using physical chemistry and mass spectrometry to study cellular protein interactions.
Kay Davies describes how classical physiology and genetics have been used together to gain a better understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Bert Sakmann talks about his current research into the neural circuits that drive simple behaviour such as decision making based on sensory inputs.
Frances Ashcroft talks about the biophysics underpinning insulin secretion and ion channel dysregulation in neonatal diabetes.
David Attwell talks about glial-neuronal interactions and regulation of central transmitters.
Peter Hunter discusses his computational physiology research on the cardiac physiome project.
Colin Blakemore reviews his work on neuronal plasticity and the visual system along with the evolving nature of physiology.
Peter Ratcliffe makes the case for oxygen sensing as a key event for many physiological processes, and the need for integrative physiology to understand molecular events.

We hope you enjoy them!

Gero Miesenböck

Kim Dora

Denis Noble in conversation


Denis Noble


Jonathan Ashmore


Carol Robinson


Kay Davies


Bert Sakmann


Frances Ashcroft


David Attwell


Peter Hunter 


Colin Blakemore


Peter Ratcliffe

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