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Department of Physiology

The Department of Physiology is a preclinical unit that has the main responsibility for undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate education in physiology.

Our research areas include neuro, cardiovascular, renal, perinatal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and metabolic physiology. We are 23 research groups, and we are in total 150 coworkers of which 35 are PhD students.


Knowledge of physiology is essential for professions within the fields of medicine and other life sciences for which students at the Sahlgrenska Academy are trained. We are responsible for teaching physiology at educational programmes in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, speech therapy and dental hygiene. The faculty members of the department represent a broad knowledge of different areas of physiology, allowing us to match our teaching to the educational profiles of the individual study programmes.


Our research covers a broad range of research areas within the subject of physiology. We are a highly collaborative unit with many international coworkers. Many of the research groups successfully combine preclinical and clinical research. The units have an excellent infrastructure, which is shared among the research groups. Our close location to both the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and to the Laboratory for Experimental Biomedicine gives us excellent possibilities to conduct integrative research of the highest quality in the area of physiology.

Contact information

Department of Physiology
Box 432, SE-405 30 Göteborg

+46 31-786 00 00 (Switchboard)

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Medicinaregatan 11, Gothenburg, Sweden

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