Profile: Austin Elliott

Lecturer of Physiology

Teacher of physiology, and pretty much anything else I get told to, to science. medical and other healthcare profession students. In my research career I've been a cell physiologist with an interest in cellular metabolism, calcium signaling and microscope-based imaging. I've done a lot of science communication stuff of various kinds, including but not limited to blogging and tweeting, and edited the Physiological Society's magazine 'Physiology News' for many years.

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Griffith Pugh: Everest Pioneer

Scientists almost never get to be household names just for doing science. Most who impact the public consciousness, like Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking, tend to at least combine the science with being best-selling authors. You might just encounter (Francis) Crick and (James) Watson in a pub quiz for their discovery of the structure of DNA, but what about (Alan) Hodgkin and (Andrew) Huxley, responsible for working out the basis of nerve transmission, one of the 20th century’s greatest discoveries in biology? Given that other pre-eminent discoverers, even Nobel Laureates, remain relatively unknown, it’s probably not a great surprise that you haven’t heard of Griff Pugh.

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