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International Union of Physiological Sciences


International Union of Physiological Sciences

International Union of Physiological Sciences
Abbreviation IUPS
Formation 1929
Region served
Official language
Denis Noble
Parent organization
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Website IUPS 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]

Since 2010 IUPS take part in the interdisciplinary activities of Bio-Unions/ICSU.[3]


  • Objectives 1
  • Structure 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The objectives of IUPS are[2]

  • to encourage the advancement of the physiological sciences,
  • to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge in the field of physiological sciences,
  • to foster and encourage research in the field,
  • to promote the International Congresses of Physiological Sciences,
  • to promote such other meetings as may be useful, and
  • to promote other such measures as will contribute to the development of physiological sciences.


There are eight Commissions [4]

  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

See also

  • Bio-Unions/ICSU


  1. ^ IUPS About Us.
  2. ^ a b c IUPS, International Union of Physiological Sciences. Scientific Union Member. Retrieved 02 June 2015.
  3. ^ Bio-Unions/ICSU. Retrieved 02 June 2015.
  4. ^ IUPS, About Us. Commissions. Retrieved 02 June 2015.

External links

  • IUPS Official website
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