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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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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:  m.f.tuite@kent.ac.uk and graham.pavitt@manchester.ac.uk. This year's BYG meeting will take place in Leicester 27-29 June.

The lead organiser is Ed Louis and contact details are as follows:

Department of Genetics & Genome Biology
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 229 7813

C. elegans
Organiser: s.nurrish@ucl.ac.uk
The next meeting will take place in September 2018, contact: p.vanoosten-hawle@leeds.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, Wednesday 14th March 2018 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: 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

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)

Upcoming meetings in Bristol, July 2018. Further details TBC.

Mammalian Genetics and Development
Organisers: Nick Greene, Andrew Copp, Cynthis Andoniadou (ich.mgdwshop@ucl.ac.uk)
The next meeting will be held in November 2018 at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London.

Click here to visit the group's web page.

Meiosis Group

Organisers:  isabelle.colas@hutton.ac.uk and a.lorenz@abdn.ac.uk
The 2018 meeting will be held in Brighton on 24 and 25 May 2018: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/nealelab/research/bmm2018
The organiser is Matthew Neale: M.Neale@sussex.ac.uk

POP group
Organiser: Jon Bridle (jon.bridle@bristol.ac.uk)


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