A Century of Genetics

Celebrating 100 years of Genetics in Edinburgh and the Genetics Society in the UK

Celebrating 100 years of genetics in Edinburgh and the Genetics Society in the UK 13 November, 2019 - 15 November, 2019

Royal College of Physicians, Queen St., Edinburgh

Registration

Details to follow

Abstract Submission

Opens 7th January 2019

General Information

2019 is coincidentally the centenary of both the Genetics Society and the origins of the Roslin Institute and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh.  A joint scientific celebratory meeting will be held from 13-15th November 2019, Edinburgh.

Excellent scientific, public outreach and social programmes are being formulated.

The scientific meeting will focus on the work of prominent scientists who have connections with Edinburgh.

The public outreach programme aims to engage those not necessarily involved with research or science with the contributions that genetic understanding has made to life as we now know it.  A public lecture will take place on 13th December at The Royal College of Physicians, Queen St., Edinburgh.  Details to be announced.

The social programme will be centered around networking and fun 🙂

Please check back for more details as they are released, and also to submit abstracts and register.

If you are interested to sponsor any sections of the meeting or social activities, please contact the Genetics Society for more information.

Deadline for submissions: 1st August 2019

Meeting organisers:

Kay Boulton, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Martin Taylor, HGU, University of Edinburgh
Helen Sang, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Josephine Pemberton, IEB, University of Edinburgh
Wendy Bickmore, HGU, University of Edinburgh
Brian Charlesworth, IEB, University of Edinburgh
Smaragda Tsairidou, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Douglas Vernimmen, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Helen Nickerson, HGU, University of Edinburgh
Albert Tenesa, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Nicola Stcok, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Ines Crespo, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Cristina Fonseca, The Genetics Society
Bill Hill, IEB, University of Edinburgh
Alan Archibald, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Chris Haley, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Eileen Wall, SRUC
Clare Button, University of Edinburgh
Eleanor Riley, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Peter Reid, University of Edinburgh
Stuart Dunbar, University of Edinburgh

Speakers:

Session 1: Genome Stability and Instability
Steve Jackson (University of Cambridge)
Severine Chambeyron (Institute of Human Genetics, Montpelier)
Kim Nasmyth (University of Oxford)
Kirsten Bomblies (John Innes Centre)

Session 2: Genetics and Selection of Quantitative Traits
Trudy MacKay (NCSU/Clemson)
Felicity Jones (Tuebingen)
John Hickey (Roslin Institute)
Balfour Lecture,  Susan Johnston (University of Edinburgh)
Greg Kudla (University of Edinburgh)
Mendel Medal William G Hill (University of Edinburgh)

Session 3: The Germline, Sex Determination & Sex Chromosomes
Genetics Society Medal, Deborah Charlesworth, (University of Edinburgh)
Doris Bachtrog (Berkeley)
Laura Ross (University of Edinburgh)
Stephen Wright (Toronto)

Session 4: Human Genetic Variation: from Molecules to Populations
Gil McVean (University of Oxford)
Evropi Theodoratou (University of Edinburgh)
Anna Gloyn (University of Oxford)
Joe Marsh (University of Edinburgh)
Madan Babu (University of Cambridge)

Session 5: Epigenetics and Non-coding RNA
Adrian Bird (University of Edinburgh)
David Baulcombe (University of Cambridge)
Beth Sullivan (Duke)
Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge)
Mike Rosbash (Brandeis)