How we are run

Photograph: with kind permission, Becky Holland

The Genetics Society is governed by a Constitution and adheres to a set of Byelaws.

The Society’s President, traditionally an eminent geneticist, is assisted by up to three Vice-presidents in promoting and disseminating the opinions and activities of the UK genetics community.

The Executive Committee comprises Office Bearers who are elected on a rotational basis. They meet between the General Committee meetings and correspond regularly.

The General Committee meets twice a year, usually in the Spring and Autumn. Committee members include dedicated representatives from major fields of genetics.

Ad hoc sub-committees may be formed at any time to concentrate on particular interests.  At present there are two such committees:

  • The Centenary Committee, who are planning celebrations of the Genetics Society Centenary 2019
  • The Website Committee who have overseen and implemented the changeover to this newly designed website

Day to day administration is sub-contracted to the Royal Society of Biology.

The AGM is held at an open meeting of the membership held each year, usually at the November scientific meeting.

Minutes from previous Annual General Meetings