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International Union of Physiological Sciences
Formation1929; 95 years ago (1929)
Region served
Official language
Susan Wray
First vice-President
Susan Barman
Secretary General
Ulrich Pohl
Parent organization
International Council for Science (ICSU)
WebsiteIUPS Official website

The International Union of Physiological Sciences, abbreviated IUPS, is the global umbrella organization for physiology.[1]

IUPS aims to facilitate initiatives that strengthen the discipline of physiology. IUPS is a scientific union member of the International Council for Science (ICSU),[2] and is accredited with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Union is composed of 54 National Members, 10 Associate Members, 2 Affiliated Members, 5 Regional Members and 5 Special Members.[2] IUPS organizes an international congress every 4 years and, in association with the American Physiological Society publishes the review journal Physiology. in 2020 it established the journal Physiome to publish and curate mathematical models of physiological systems, the Physiome.[3]

Since 2010 IUPS has participated in the interdisciplinary activities of Bio-Unions/ICSU.[4]


Previous Presidents

Previous Secretaries General


There are eight Commissions [8]

  1. Locomotion
  2. Circulation & Respiration
  3. Endocrine, Reproduction & Development
  4. Neurobiology
  5. Secretion & Absorption
  6. Molecular & Cellular
  7. Comparative: Evolution, Adaptation & Environment
  8. Genomics & Biodiversity


  1. ^ "IUPS About Us". Archived from the original on 2017-07-02. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  2. ^ a b IUPS, International Union of Physiological Sciences. Scientific Union Member. Archived 2015-06-29 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 02 June 2015.
  3. ^ Hunter, Peter J.; Borg, Thomas K. (March 2003). "Integration from proteins to organs: the Physiome Project". Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 4 (3): 237–243. doi:10.1038/nrm1054. ISSN 1471-0080. PMID 12612642. S2CID 25185270.
  4. ^ Bio-Unions/ICSU. Retrieved 02 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Eric Neil | RCP Museum". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  6. ^ "Chan, Julie Y.H. – ITRBM". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  7. ^ Cepeda, Carlos; Tanaka, Tatsuya; Stutzmann, Jean-Marie; Korn, Henri (2009). "Robert Naquet (1923-2005):The Scientific Odyssey of a French Gentleman". Epilepsy & Seizure. 2 (1): 1–16. doi:10.3805/eands.2.1. ISSN 1882-5567. S2CID 71423346.
  8. ^ IUPS, About Us. Commissions. Retrieved 02 June 2015.