Nobel Prize winners for Physiology or Medicine announced - check out our related resources

By Steve Castle posted 05-10-2021 11:58

Congratulations to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian who have received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.

You can find out more about their work in this BBC News article.

We've got a range of free related resources on this subject...

Nobel prize winners 2021 – Medicine and physiology

This research investigates how organisms sense temperature and pressure. So the resources below look at senses and their role in the nervous system.

Primary resource

This introduces primary aged students to their senses.

Secondary resource

Catalyst article looking at how receptors are part of the nervous system.

Secondary practical resources looking at touch and temperature from the Royal Society of Biology


Secondary resources looking at how technology can “sense”


A level Biology – Membrane transport

Membrane transport – The Nobel prize involves the transport of ions across membranes which is an A level topic.  These resources can assist with the teaching of this topic.