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Sectional Interest Groups

The Genetics Society helps support several sectional interest groups by providing meeting sponsorship. If you are interested in any of these areas, please contact the relevant organiser. Groups who wish to be considered for sectional interest group status should contact the Scientific Meetings Secretary dominique.kleyn@btinternet.com in the first instance.


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11th - 13th December 2017: SEB-GARNet Symposium: From Proteome to Phenotype: role of post-translational modifications with associated GARNet Workshop on Plant Proteomics, University of Edinburgh
Details to follow

Archaea group 
Organisers: n.robinson2@lancaster.ac.uk and thorsten.allers@nottingham.ac.uk
The next meeting of this group will be held at the University of Lancaster, 11-12th January 2018. 
Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Young, Montana State University

The archaeal community in the UK has been served by the ‘Annual UK Workshop on Archaea’ since 2002. It is generously supported by the Genetics Society and is the annual meeting of the Archaeal Sectional Interest Group of the Genetics Society. The UK Archaea Workshop is held at a different venue each year, most recently held in Bristol, and in 2017 it will be held at Lancaster University. The same format has been maintained over the years: an afternoon of talks by PhD students and young postdocs, a poster session with drinks, a conference dinner, and a morning of talks (again by PhD students and postdocs). The talks and posters will be given at the Faraday Conference Complex on the University Campus. Accommodation will be provided on-site at the University Campus and the conference dinner will be held in Lancaster city centre. Pioneering work will be discussed in the disciplines of microbiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, genetics, biochemistry and structural biology in the context of thermophiles, halophiles and methanogens.

British Yeast Group
Organisers: d.delneri@manchester.ac.uk and graham.pavitt@manchester.ac.uk

C. elegans
Organiser: s.nurrish@ucl.ac.uk

E-ACTG (Edinburgh Alliance for Complex Trait Genetics)
Biannual meetings are free to attend and usually held centrally in Edinburgh.
Next meeting: 13:00, Friday 27th October 2017 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh.
For further details and to register, please contact chris.haley@roslin.ed.ac.uk or j.pemberton@ed.ac.uk
Please click here to visit the website and register.

Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
Organiser: Frank Jiggins (fmj1001@cam.ac.uk)
Next meeting: 20 March 2018
Please click here to visit the website. 

Fly South-West
Organiser : James.Hodge@bristol.ac.uk
Meeting dates: 8 November 2017, 7 March 2018 and 13 June 2018
Please click here for further information.

Genetics Society Pombe Club
Organiser: jacqueline.hayles@cancer.org.uk
The next meeting will be held in 2018

London Fly meetings
Organisers:  nic.tapon@crick.ac.uk and barry.thompson@crick.ac.uk
Please click here to sign up to the LFM mailing list
2017 Speaker Rotations:
Sep – no meeting, we will be at the European Drosophila Research Conference .
18th Oct - Sousa–Nunes/Williams
15th Nov – Fanto/Bateman
Coming up in 2018:
Jan - Miguel–Aliaga/Gilestro
Feb – Cocheme/Tear
Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Francis Crick Institute, Lincoln's Inn Fields laboratory, London.

Mammalian Genes, Development and Disease

Organisers: Roslalind John, (johnrm@Cardiff.ac.uk), David Tosh (d.tosh@bath.ac.uk), David Allard (d.allard@exeter.ac.uk)

Please contact organisers for details of meetings in 2017

Mammalian Genetics and Development
Organisers: Nick Greene, Andrew Copp, Andrew Ward (ich.mgdwshop@ucl.ac.uk)
The next meeting will be held on 30 November 2017 at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London.
The abstract deadline is 5 pm on 8 November and further information about how to submit an abstract and register for the meeting can be found here.
Click here to visit the group's web page.

Meiosis Group

Organisers:  isabelle.colas@hutton.ac.uk and a.lorenz@abdn.ac.uk
Please contact the organisers for details of the  2018 meeting.

POP group
Organiser: Jon Bridle (jon.bridle@bristol.ac.uk)
The 51st meeting of the Population Genetics Group will be held in Bristol from 3-6 January 2018. Click here for more information about this meeting.
The 51st Population Genetics Group meeting will be held at the University of Bristol on 3-6th January 2018. This conference, one of the longest running evolutionary biology meetings in the world, is a great place for researchers at all stages of their career to meet in a supportive atmosphere, and to present and discuss their ideas. The subject area is broad and includes and all aspects of population and evolutionary genetics, but particularly their relevance to genomic architecture, understanding selection on quantitative traits, the evolution of mating systems, and ecological speciation. Confirmed plenary speakers this year are: Tracey Chapman (UEA, UK); Daven Presgraves (University of Rochester, USA), Katie Peichel (University of Bern, Switzerland), and Mike Brockhurst (University of Sheffield). Registration and submission of contributed presentations will begin in Autumn 2017.

The Zebrafish Forum
Organisers:  Rachel Ashworth (r.ashworth@ucl.ac.uk); Caroline Brennan (C.H.Brennan@qmul.ac.uk); Corinne Houart (corinne.houart@kcl.ac.uk)
For information regarding 2017 meetings, please contact one of the organisers above.


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