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SGP was founded in 1946 "to promote and
disseminate knowledge and interest in the subject of general
physiology...." Our international membership is
made up of nearly 1000 career physiologists who work in academia,
government, and industry. We have become known for promoting
and nurturing research related to membrane transport and ion
channels; membrane structure, regulation, and dynamics; and
cellular contractility and molecular motors.
SGP hosts its annual meeting and symposium at
the Marine Biological Laboratory every September. The meetings
are organized by experts in their fields, and always enlist speakers highly regarded in their areas of expertise, often world-renowned.
Our meetings offer a unique opportunity for physiologists
at all stages of their careers to interact and discuss science
in a very intimate atmosphere. With typically not more than
200 participants, SGP symposia are small
enough to foster maximal discussion
The symposia include talks on the year's
topic, complemented by an average of 60 - 70 poster
presentations on all topics of physiology.