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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 grants and sponsored travel to international conferences, Society meetings, and student workshops 
• Research Supervisors – summer students, discounts to all of our meetings throughout the year and opportunity to co-organise meetings. 

Members receive free biannual newsletters and discounted access to our Journals: Heredity and Genes and Development.
Members also receive 50% discount on Society of Biology (SoB) membership


Upcoming Society Meetings

Breeding for Bacon, Beer and Biofuels

16-17 April 2015 - The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh



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 71, please contact our office and confirm your details to a member of our team.


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