IUPS is proud of its Academy of Physiology, launched in 2021.

The Academy will represent the diversity and excellence of worldwide physiology. As an international non-political organization, IUPS is the only body that represents the entire community of physiological researchers, teachers, and students.

Our mission is to advance physiological research and teaching and its translation into benefits for health and society. To achieve our mission, we have started forming an Academy.

Vision for the Academy

Our vision for the Academy is that it will be a resource for physiologists. In addition, it will be a source of information and contacts for journalists, funders, charities, politicians, allied health professionals or members of the public.

In consultation with the Fellows of The Academy, the IUPS Council will authorize statements for politicians and the press. Statement topics might include animal research, the significance of physiology, and, the reproducibility and integrity of biomedical data, and its importance to drug development and clinical trials.

The Academy will be a natural home for consensus papers on good practice in physiological research.

Honorary fellows and fellows

The Academy is composed of IUPS Honorary Fellows (Hon FIUPS) and Fellows (FIUPS).

Our highest honour is that of Honorary Fellow.  This is to those physiologists who have been awarded worldwide recognition and acclaim, such a recipients of the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It is expected that 2-6 such Hon FIUPS will be awarded each year by IUPS ExCo.

Our Honorary Fellows

Professor Peter C Agre, MD, Nobel Laureate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

Professor Dr. Stefan W. Hell, Nobel Laureate, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Erwin Neher, Nobel Laureate, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany.

IUPS is proud to announce that four more Nobel Lureates have accepted our invitation to become honorary fellows:

Professor David Julius (USA), University of California, San Francisco, USA

Professor Brian K Kobilka (USA) , Stanford University, School of Medicine

Professor Ardem Patapoutian (USA), Scripps Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,,

Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe (UK), University of Oxford, and The Francis Crick Institute, London.,



The IUPS academy consists in addition of annually elected Fellows (FIUPS). These will signify physiologists and allied professionals, who have made exceptional contributions to physiological sciences. This can be in the form of significant original discovery, sustained excellent contributions to scholarship, or (exceptionally) those who in other ways have rendered a conspicuous service to physiology.

See here the list of current Academy fellows

2024, Christian Aalkjaer, Denmark

2023, David Adams, Australia

2023, Erdal Agar, Turkey

2021, Frances Ashcroft, UK

2022, Kim Barrett, USA

2022, Fabio Benfenati, Italy

2022, Laura Bennet, New Zealand

2021, Sue Bodine, USA

2022, Andrea  Calkovska, Slovakia

2021, Barbara Cannon, Sweden

2021, Peter Carmeliet, Belgium

2023, Julie Chan, Taiwan

2021, Sumantra Chattarji, India

2021, Shu Chien, USA

2023, John Ciriello, Canada

2022, Marcello Costa, Australia

2021, Allen Cowley, USA

2022, MariaClaudia  DaCosta Irigoyen, Brazil

2021, Sandra Davidge, Canada

2022, JoseMaria   Delgado-Garcia, Spain

2022, Barbara Demeneix, France

2021, Dario DiFrancesco, Italy

2022, Dragan Djuric, Serbia

2022, Annette Dolphin, UK

2021, Anthony Ebeigbe, Nigeria +

2024, Yasser El-Wazir, Egypt

2024, Joachim Fandrey, Germany

2022, Maria   Fitzgerald, UK

2021, Ingrid Fleming, Germany

2023, Barbara Goodman, USA

2024, Sarmitsha Ghosh, India

2024, Mangala Gunatilake, Sri Lanka

2024, Patricia Halpin, USA

2022, Marcia  Hiriart, Mexico

2023, JensJuul Holst, Denmark

2024, Po-Shiuan Hsieh, Taiwan

2023, Yu Huang, China

2021, Laszlo Hunyady, Hungary

2021, Kamil Javorka, Slovakia

2023, Han Ji-Sheng, China

2021, Marian Joëls, Holland

2021, Maria Jose C dosSantos, Brazil

2023, Akiminchi Kaneko, Japan

2024, Masanobu Kano, Japan

2023, Haruo Kasai, Japan

2021, Haluk Keleştimur, Turkey

2023, Naim Khan, France

2022, Amira   Klip, Canada

2023, Peter Kohl, Germany

2024, Yu Ru Kou Taiwan

2022, Oleg  Krishtal, Ukraine

2023, Karl Kunzelmann, Germany

2021, Armin Kurtz, Germany

2021, Ramón Latorre, Chile

2024, Martin Lauritzen, Denmark

2022, Michel   Lazdunski, France

2024, Antigone Lazou, Greece

2024, W. John Lederer, USA

2022, Eminy   Lee , Taiwan

2021, Jens Leipziger, Denmark

2022, Peng Li, China

2024, Benedito Honório Machado, Brazil

2021, Tony Macknight, New Zealand

2022, ChengHwee Ming, Malaysia

2022, Duncan Mitchell, South Africa

2021, Yasushi Miyashita, Japan

2022, Kanigula Mubagwa, DRC

2021, Kathryn Myburgh, South Africa

2022, Mark Nelson, USA

2021, Denis Noble, UK

2021, Akinori Noma, Japan

2021, Gavin Norton, South Africa

2024, Toshio Ohhashi, Japan

2022, Harunori Ohmori, Japan

2024, Yasunobu Okada, Japan

2024, David J Paterson, UK

2024, Stine Falsig Pedersen, Denmark

2021, Ole Petersen, UK

2024, Rehana Rehman, Pakistan

2021, Tamara Rosenbaum, Mexico

2021, Amal Saeed, Sudan

2021, Bill Sessa, USA

2021, Hee-Sup Shin, S.Korea

2024, Yoshikazu Shinoda, Japan

2024, Varda Shoshan-Barmatz, Israel

2024, Steve Siegelbaum, USA

2024, Dee Silverthorn, USA

2022, Luis Sobrevia, Chile

2024, Nick Spencer Australia

2022, Mike Spyer, UK

2022, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Japan

2024, Natalia Trayanova, USA

2022, Shaw-Jenq(Sean) Tsai, Taiwan

2022, Matthew Watt , Australia

2024, Masashi Yanagisawa, Japan

2024, Bayram Yilmaz, Turkey

2022, Juleen Zierath , Sweden

2022, Irving Zucker, USA

Fellows of IUPS Academy 2021


Frances Ashcroft UK Sue Bodine USA Maria Jose Campagnole-Santos Brazil Barbara Cannon Sweden Peter Carmeliet Belgium Sumantra Chattarji India Shu Chien USA Allen Cowley USA Sandra Davidge Canada Dario DiFrancesco Italy Anthony Ebeigbe Nigeria Ingrid Fleming Germany Laszlo Hunyady Hungary Kamil Javorka Slovakia Marian Joëls Holland Haluk Kelestimur Turkey Armin Kurtz Germany Ramón Latorre Chile Jens Leipziger Denmark Tony Macknight ✝ New Zealand Yasushi Miyashita Japan Kathryn Myburgh S.Africa Denis Noble UK Akinori Noma Japan Gavin Norton ✝ S.Africa Ole Petersen UK Tamara Rosenbaum Mexico Amal Saeed Sudan Bill Sessa USA Hee-Sup Shin S.Korea

Fellows of IUPS Academy 2022

Kim Barrett,  USA

Fabio  Benfenati, Italy

Laura Bennet, New Zealand

Andrea  Calkovska ,  Slovakia

Marcello  Costa ,  Australia

Maria Claudia   da Costa Irigoyen  , Brazil

Jose Maria  Delgado-Garcia,  Spain

Barbara   Demeneix,     France

Annette Dolphin, UK

Dragan M   Djuric  , Serbia

Maria    Fitzgerald ,  UK

Marcia  Hiriart,  Mexico

Amira    Klip  ,  Canada

Oleg       Krishtal,  Ukraine

Michel   Lazdunski   ,    France

Eminy    Lee , Taiwan

Peng      Li  ,    China

Cheng Hwee       Ming,   Malaysia

Duncan Mitchell , South Africa

Kanigula  Mubagwa,    DRC

Mark  Nelson,  USA

Harunori  Ohmori, Japan

Luis    Sobrevia , Chile

Mike  Spyer UK

Tomoyuki   Takahashi,    Japan

Shaw-Jenq (Sean)    Tsai  ,  Taiwan

Matthew    Watt ,   Australia

Juleen    Zierath , Sweden

Irving     Zucker,   USA

Fellows of IUPS Academy 2023

David Adams, Australia

Erdal Agar, Turkey

Julie Chan, Taiwan

John Ciriello, Canada

Barbara Goodman, USA

Ji-Sheng Han, China

Jens Juul Holst, Denmark

Yu Huang, China

Akiminchi Kaneko, Japan

Haruo Kasai, Japan

Naim Khan, France

Peter Kohl, Germany

Karl Kunzelmann, Germany

Sergio Lavandero, Chile

Guang-Hui Liu, China

Sadis Matalon, USA

Alicia Mattiazzi, Argentina

Jean-Baptiste Michel, France

Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, China

Robyn Murphy, Australia

Ursula Ravens, Germany

Jane Reckelhoff, USA

Dipak Sarkar, USA

Saeed Semnanian, Iran

Curt Sigmund, USA

Karin Sipido, Belgium

Olusoga Sofola, Nigeria

Fellows of IUPS Academy 2024

Christian Aalkjaer Denmark Yasser El-Wazir Egypt Joachim Fandrey Germany Sarmitsha Ghosh India Mangala Gunatilake Sri Lanka Patricia Halpin USA Po-Shiuan Hsieh Taiwan Masanobu Kano Japan Yu Ru Kou Taiwan Martin Lauritzen Denmark Antigone Lazou Greece W. John Lederer USA Benedito Honório Machado Brazil Toshio Ohhashi Japan Yasunobu Okada Japan David J Paterson UK Stine Falsig Pedersen Denmark Rehana Rehman Pakistan Yoshikazu Shinoda Japan Varda Shoshan-Barmatz Israel Steve Siegelbaum USA Dee Silverthorn USA Nick Spencer Australia Natalia Trayanova USA Masashi Yanagisawa Japan Bayram Yilmaz Turkey


We will have an annual call for proposals for elected Fellows. Membership will be limited to 30 new FIUPS each year.

IUPS welcomes the support our FIUPS can bring.

These FIUPS and Hon FIUPS  will help shape development of the IUPS Academy. Their advice on the best strategy and approaches for us to deliver on this vision for the benefit of the international physiological community is key to the Academy’s success.

The expertise and talents of our Academy Fellows can help IUPS, by consulting on specific IUPS activities and projects.