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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 one main scientific meeting 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 academics and industry with an interest in genetics research or teaching.

Keep up to date with the latest developments in genetics research by joining now!

Benefits of Membership

Whatever your career stage, enjoy the benefits:

  • Undergraduates –  Summer Studentships and participation in annual workshop.
  • PhD students and postdocs – Training grants and Heredity Fieldwork grants , plus sponsored travel to international conferences, Genetics Society meetings and student workshops.
  • Research Supervisors – summer students, discounts to all of our meetings throughout the year and opportunities to co-organise meetings
  • All – eligible to apply for one off and sectional interest group meeting funding
  • Members receive free biannual newsletters and discounted access to our Journals: Heredity and Genes and Development.
  • Members also receive 50% discount on Royal Society of Biology (RSB) membership.
  • A 30% discount is available for members on genetics related titles published by The MIT Press.

  • Read the latest Newsletter

    Read the latest Newsletter

    If you are a member of the Society and have not yet received Issue 78, please contact our office and confirm your details to a member of our team.

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    Upcoming Society Meetings

    From Genotype to Phenotype to Fitness

    November 2018
    Exeter University

    Watch this space for further information about this meeting.

    2017 Mary Lyon Medal Lecture

    Epigenetic reprogramming in vivo: questions and (some) answers

    21 November 2017, 2-4 pm
    Gordon Museum of Pathology, King's College London

    Further information about Professor Hajkova's research, and how to register for this free lecture, can be found here.

    2017 JBS Haldane Lecture

    The snapdragon's tale: Evolutionary paths to species diversity

    21 November 2017, 7 - 8 pm
    The Royal Institution

    Further information about this lecture can be found here.
    Find out more about Professor Coen's research here.
    Members of the Genetics Society can attend for free.
    (Please contact the Membership Team for a discount code.)