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Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences


Our research is focused on fundamental questions regarding human physiological function and adaptation in health and disease

We are comprised of biomedical scientists with integrated interests in skeletal muscle, ageing, development, exercise, pain, rehabilitation and the physiology and medicine of aerospace environments.

We are based at Guy’s and Denmark Hill Campuses and have specialist collaborations widely within King’s, across King’s Health Partners and with external organisations including the European Space Agency and the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine.

Our research is integrative and translational and covers a variety of disciplines ranging from stem cell biology to whole body system physiology.



Our research

Muscle Form & Function

Muscle Form & Function

Understanding the mechanisms regulating cardiac and skeletal muscle mass, function, repair and…

We provide specialist degree programmes as well as hosting doctoral students in a variety of projects.

Aerospace Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Provide medical graduates with advanced theoretical and practical training in physiology, psychology…



Our departments

Our departments

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5min with Lui Lu - Main image 780 x 450

17 July 2019

5 minutes with...Liu Lu

Liu Lu has recently joined the Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics as a research associate in…

10 Sep

Cancer Immunology Conference

10 September 2019

A three-day conference with Cancer Research UK Birmingham and Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres