JBS Haldane Lecture

The JBS Haldane Lecture recognises an individual for outstanding ability to communicate topical subjects in genetics research, widely interpreted, to an interested lay audience.  This speaker will have a flair for conveying the relevance and excitement of recent advances in genetics in an informative and engaging way.  The annual open lecture will be delivered on a topic, and in a place, agreed with the Genetics Society.  In addition to delivering the Lecture, the recipient will receive an honorarium of £1000 and a three-year membership of the Society.

Nominations are now being invited for the 2020 JBS Haldane Lecture. The recipient will be selected by a committee chaired by the Genetics Society’s Vice President for the Public Understanding of Genetics from nominations made by Society members.  Nominees need not be members of the Society, but should be active researchers working in the UK.  To make a nomination, please confirm that your candidate is willing to be nominated, and then submit both a two-page CV, a list of their ten most important publications and a one-page letter of recommendation outlining why their contributions to the field have been outstanding. These documents must be submitted electronically to the Honorary Secretary of the Society, Jonathan Pettitt by Friday 26th April 2019.
Please note, the Genetics Society does not accept self-nominations.

JBS Haldane Lecturers

2019 Dr Giles Yeo

2018 Professor Turi King

2017 Professor Enrico Coen

2016 Professor Aoife McLysaght

2015 Dr Alison Woollard

2014 Professor Armand Leroi

2013 Dr Mark Henderson