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JBS Haldane Lecture

The JBS Haldane Lecture will recognise 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.

Please note, nominations for the 2017 JBS Haldane Lecture are now closed. 

Nominations are now being invited for the 2018 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 Genetics Society, Jonathan Pettitt, by Friday 28th April 2017 at j.pettitt@abdn.ac.uk.

Please note, the Genetics Society does not accept self-nominations.

JBS Haldane Lecturers

2013 Dr Mark Henderson
2014 Professor Armand Leroi

2015 Dr Alison Woollard
2016 Professor Aoife McLysaght
2017 Professor Enrico Coen


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