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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


This information is intended for those supervising courses based in the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience.

Please make sure that you are registered with us! Mel Quy ( maintains a list of supervisors for courses based in PDN. If you are interested in supervising one of our courses, or if you are a DoS looking for a supervisor, please contact Mel directly. If you no longer wish to supervise our courses, please let Mel know so that she can remove you from the list.


Important notes for the coming academic year (2021-2)

1. The School of Biological Sciences has decided that all courses with >100 students will have online lectures in the Michaelmas term 2021; smaller courses will have live lectures where possible, with appropriate ventilation and distancing measures in place. Practical classes in all courses will be run live wherever possible. Please see individual course pages or contact Course Organisers for information about specific courses.

2. Our course guides and lecture notes are to be found on Moodle, our web-based "virtual learning environment". Last year's Moodle sites have been archived but can be accessed if necessary. Please contact Mel Quy if you find that you do not have access to any of these websites.

3. The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience maintains its decision that printed handouts will no longer be given out in any of its courses, in any part of any Tripos. Lecture and practical notes will still be available on the course websites, however.

Please follow these links for more information and updates on specific subjects:

Those supervising or studying physiology might be interested in joining the Physiological Society, which also offers grants for undergraduate summer projects.

Please contact Prof. Matt Mason if you have any questions about supervising PDN courses which are not addressed here, or if you have any suggestions for other things that you would like to see on this website.