Comparative Physiology

Comparative physiology – the study of how different animals function – has an extraordinary prominent tradition in Scandinavia with outstanding contributors, such as August Krogh, Per Scholander and Knut Schmidt-Nielsen. In the Special Interest Group (SIG) for comparative physiology in SPS, we seek close interactions with “classic mammalian-oriented” physiologists to highlight that comparative studies on non-model animals or exotic species reveal the basic mechanism that govern physiological functions in all vertebrates, including humans and other mammals. 

The SIG of comparative physiology will arrange sessions and satellite meetings at the annual SPS meetings as well as the Europhysiology meetings, and wish to arrange topical workshops on exciting and timely themes in comparative physiology on a biannual basis. For these events, we emphasize that PhD students and postdoctoral fellows present and discuss their research. 

Please send an email to Sjannie Lefevre ( to be included on our email list where we communicate satellite meeting and other activities for the SIG.

The Comparative Physiology SIG is convened by:

     Prof. Tobias Wang, Department of Bioscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark

     Prof. Svante Winberg, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Sweden

     Dr. Sjannie Lefevre, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway