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Welcome to the Genetics Society

Our Learned Society acts to support and promote research and teaching of genetics in the UK.  It covers the study of genomes, genes and gene action, and embraces scales ranging from the molecular and cellular to the population and ecosystem level. We run two scientific meetings a year, and provide funding for undergraduate summer projects, fieldwork, training, specialist interest groups, scientific meeting organisation, conference attendance and travel.  We also award a number of named Medals and Prize Lectures to outstanding and distinguished geneticists each year.  Our members come both from the UK and overseas: we maintain links with several genetics societies in other countries.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in genetics research or teaching.

Keep up to date with the latest developments in genetics research by joining now. 

Whatever your career stage, enjoy the benefits:

  • Undergraduates – summer studentships and participation in annual undergraduate workshop
  • PhD students and postdocs – Training and Heredity Fieldwork grants, sponsored travel to international conferences, Society meetings, and student workshops
  • Research Supervisors – summer students, discounts to all of our meetings throughout the year and opportunities to co-organise meetings
  • All – eligible to apply for one off and sectional interest group meeting funding
  • Members receive free biannual newsletters and discounted access to our Journals: Heredity and Genes and Development.
  • Members also receive 50% discount on Royal Society of Biology (RSB) membership.


    Upcoming Society Meetings

    Functional genetic variation in the non-coding genome

    10 - 11 November 2016 - The Royal Society, London


    More information can be found on the meeting webpage.

    Read the latest Newsletter

    Read the latest Newsletter

    If you are a member of the Society and have not yet received Issue 73, please contact our office and confirm your details to a member of our team.

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