Genomics for Health and Society

19 April 2013

The Royal Society, London

Science Programme

Podcast with Mark Henderson, winner of the first JBS Haldane Medal

Podcast with Prof Sir Alec Jeffereys, winner of the 2013 Genetics Society Medal

Podcast with Prof Sir John Burn

Podcast with organiser Matt Hurles


A joint meeting held by the Genetics Society and BSHG

Genomics promises to revolutionize medicine and health care, with the potential for highly personalised treatments for the very first time. This meeting will focus on these and related issues, with presentations on clinical and societal issues that arise from these new horizons.

This meeting is jointly organised by the Genetics Society and the British Society of Human Genetics, and brings together experts in diverse domains, from DNA fingerprinting to consumer genomics, from genealogy to genomic medicine, from the legal implications of genomics to the therapeutic opportunities.


Kate Bushby University of Newcastle
Sir John Burn University of Newcastle
Jim Lupski Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Mark Henderson Head of Communications, Wellcome Trust
Jane Kaye University of Oxford
Mark Jobling University of Leicester
Sir Alec Jeffreys University of Leicester

Scientific Organisers
Matt Hurles
Chris Ponting
Bill Newman