If you want to find out more about the Genetics Society, or would like to help organise a local event, please contact your institute ambassador in the first instance.

The tasks of the Genetics Society Ambassador are not onerous and include:

Recruiting new members by:

  • targeting new student intakes
  • alerting your department/institution/university to deadlines for grants available to researchers

Promoting the society by:

  • publicising Genetics Society meetings and other events (e.g. putting up posters or by word of mouth)
  • manning stands at relevant local events
  • Attending ad hoc national “get togethers” to meet the committee and network with other local ambassadors (travel expenses paid)

Providing feedback from the membership about Genetics Society activities

Helping organise local events such as socials etc

Assisting the Membership Secretary in keeping an accurate log of those members that have moved on and to where

As an ambassador you will receive lots of support from the Genetics Society, including supplies of promotional materials and loan of pop-up banners.

If you would like to become a Genetics Society Ambassador please contact the Genetics Society.

Current Ambassadors:

LocationLocal AmbassadorInstitution
AberystwythDr Dylan Wyn PhillipsAberystwyth University
BangorDr Alexander Papadopoulos Bangor University
BelfastDr Declan McKennaUniversity of Ulster
Birmingham Dr Matthias SollerUniversity of Birmingham
Birmingham Stelinda PerosBrunel University
BournemouthDr Anna MantzouratouBournemouth University
BrightonDr Alessandro BianchiUniversity of Sussex
BristolDr James HodgeUniversity of Bristol
CambridgeDr Howard BaylisZoology Department, University of Cambridge
CambridgeHansong MaGenetics Department, University of Cambridge
CambridgeLaetitia ChauveMcLysaght lab of molecular evolution
CardiffDr Timothy BowenUniversity of Wales College of Medicine
CardiffDr William DaviesCardiff University
CoventryDr Jose Gutierrez-MarcosUniversity of Warwick
DublinDr Alastair FlemingTrinity College Dublin
DundeeDr Isabelle ColasJames Hutton Institute
DurhamDr David DoupéDurham University
EdinburghDr Douglas VernimmenThe Roslin Institute
EssexDr Antonio MarcoUniversity of Essex
ExeterDr Sarah FlanaganUniversity of Exeter
ExeterDr Ben LongdonUniversity of Exeter
HarpendenDr Adriana Torres-BallesterosRothamsted Research
HarwellDr Akanksha Bafna MRC Harwell
HatfieldDr Maria BraoudakiUniversity of Hertfordshire
HuddersfieldDr Martin CarrUniversity of Huddersfield
LancasterDr Barbara ShihLancaster University
LiverpoolDr Tony PlaggeUniversity of Liverpool
LiverpoolDr Peter WalleyUniversity of Liverpool
LiverpoolDr Craig WildingLiverpool John Moores
LondonDr Claire RussellRoyal Veterinary College
LondonDr Francesca MackenzieKingston University
LondonProfessor Simon HughesKing’s College London
LondonProfessor Andrew Pomiankowski UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
LondonProfessor E M C FisherUCL Institute of Neurology
LondonDr Emanuela VolpiUniversity of Westminster
LondonDr Yalda JamshidiSt George’s University of London
LondonDr Michalis BarkoulasImperial College (South Kensington)
LondonDr Rupa KumarImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
LondonDr Hannah MaudeImperial College (White City)
LondonDr Alexander PapadopulosRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
LondonSam McKeeBirkbeck
Newcastle upon TyneDr Maxim KapralovUniversity of Newcastle (Biol Sci)
NorwichDr Tracey ChapmanUniversity of East Anglia
NottinghamDr Richard EmesUniversity of Nottingham (Sutton Bonnington Campus)
NottinghamProfessor John BrookfieldUniversity of Nottingham (University Park Campus)
NottinghamDr Helen Miranda KnightUniversity of Nottingham (Queen’s Medical Centre)
OxfordProfessor Stephen F GoodwinUniversity of Oxford (Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour)
OxfordProfessor Andrew O M WilkieUniversity of Oxford (John Radcliffe Hosp)
OxfordDr Ravinder Kanda Oxford Brookes University
OxfordDr Paul PotterOxford Brookes University
ReadingDr Louise JohnsonUniversity of Reading
SouthamptonDr Mark A. ChapmanUniversity of Southampton
St AndrewsProfessor Mike RitchieUniversity of St Andrews
StirlingHoang Anh NguyenUniversity of Stirling
Stoke-on-TrentDr Gavin McStayStaffordshire University
SwanseaDr Claire MorganSwansea University
SwanseaDr Laura ThomasSwansea University Medical School
YorkDr Sean T SweeneyUniversity of York