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Life Membership of the Genetics Society

Have you reached the age of retirement (65), but wish to continue with your involvement in the Society? 

If so, and you are a full, current member of the Genetics Society, then you are eligible to become a Life Member. 

Life members remain eligible to vote in the Society's AGM and continue to receive Society notices, but will not be required to pay further subscriptions.  Recipients of the Mendel Medal and the Genetics Society Medal will also be offered Life Membership. A list of current Life Members will be uploaded to this page shortly.

Please contact the Genetics Society by email should you require additional information.

A list of Life Members who have given permission for their names to be published on the website can be found below:


Dr Robin Allshire (University of Edinburgh)

Professor Herbert Arst (Imperial College London)

Dr Peter Ayling (Hull)

Professor Marisa Bartolomei (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Professor David Baulcombe (Regius Professor of Botany, Royal Society Edward Penley Abraham Research Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge)

Professor John Beardmore (Swansea)

Dr Frances Benham (London)

Professor Robert Berry (Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College, London)

Miss Susan Blunt (Surrey)

Sir Walter Bodmer (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford)

Dr John Bradshaw (Edinburgh)

Dr Tony Bradshaw (Oxford Brookes University)

Professor Paul Broda (Edinburgh)

Dr Barrie Burnet (Matlock, Derbyshire)

Dr Roger Buxton (Hertfordshire)

Professor Peter Caligari (Talca, Chile)

Dr Ann Chandley

Professor Brian Charlesworth (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh)

Professor Deborah Charlesworth (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh)

Dr Alan Coddington (Visiting Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich)

Dr Bernard Cohen (University of Glasgow)

Dr Laurence Cook (University of Manchester)

Dr Peter Crisp (Norfolk)

Professor D Roy Davies (Norwich)

Professor Joy Delhanty (Institute for Women's Health, University College London)

Mrs Lonwen Edwards (Glasgow)

Dr Peter Fantes (Edinburgh)

Professor Marc Fellous (Professor Emeritus, Cochin Institute, Paris)

Dr Hugh Fletcher (Ipswich)

Professor Jonathan Flint (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford)

Dr George Fraser (Oxford)

Dr Kimber G Hardy (Geneva, Switzerland)

Dr Mary Gibby (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh)

Dr Patricia Goodwin (Surrey)

Professor Michael Green (University of Brighton)

Dr John Gurdon (The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge)

Professor Peter Harper (Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University)

Dr Jane Heydecker (Open University)

Professor Jonathan Hodgkin (Emeritus Professor of Genetics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford)

Professor Peter Holland (Linacre Professor of Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)

Professor Martin Hooper (Burton upon Trent)

Sir David Hopwood (John Innes Centre, Norwich, Norfolk)

Professor H Robert Horvitz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Professor James Houghton (Emeritus Professor, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Professor Laurence Hurst (Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath)

Professor Philip Ingham (Professor of Developmental Biology, Nanyang Technological University and Director of the Living Systems Institute, University of Essex)

Dr Glyn Jenkins (Aberystwyth, Wales)

Professor David Jones (Emeritus Professor of Genetics, University of Hull)

Dr Gareth Jones (Powys, Wales)

Professor Neil Jones (Professor Emeritus, Aberystwyth University)

Dr Jane Kirk (Hertfordshire)

Dr Eric Lander (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA)

Dr Bernard Lamb (Emeritus Reader in Genetics, Imperial College London)

Dr Marion Lamb (London)

Professor Colin Law (Cambridge)

Dr Colin Lazarus (University of Bristol)

Professor Ottoline Leyser (Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University)

Dr Pam McAthey (London)

Professor Michael Merrick (Emeritus Fellow, John Innes Centre, Norwich)

Professor Matthew Meselson (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Dr Judith Metcalfe (Ashurst, Southampton)

Professor Elliot Meyerowitz (Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology)

Professor John Parker (Clare Hall, University of Cambridge)

Dr David Price (Plymouth University)

Dr Michael Rowell (Durham)

Dr John Savage (Reading)

Dr Heather Sealy-Lewis (University of Hull)

Professor Sydney Shall (Department of Haematology/Oncology, King's College London)

Professor John Snape (John Innes Centre Emeritus Fellow, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park)

Dr Dallas Swallow (Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics, University College London)

Dr Patricia Tippett (Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire)

Dr David Townsley-Hughes (Cytogenetics Fund Manager, Imperial Health Charity, Imperial College NHS Trust)

Professor Veronica van Heyningen (Honorary Professor and Visiting Scientist, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London & MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, University of Edinburgh)

Dr Stephen West (The Francis Crick Institute)

Mr Geoffrey Willott (Surrey)