Genetics Society 2020 Award Lectures (Virtual Meeting)

25 June, 2021

General Information

The Genetics Society is pleased to invite you to an online afternoon of talks celebrating our 2020 medal winners.

On Friday 25th of June the Genetics Society celebrates its 102nd anniversary and we are marking the occasion with an afternoon of talks by our 2020 medal winners with the opportunity for audience members to ask questions, followed by a panel discussion on different paths within academic careers, including the ups and downs of such journey. This is also the first formal event presided by our new President: Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith.

The panel discussion will focus on ‘Careers in Academia’ and feature our medal winners along with Alexander Lorenz, Ros John, Gautam Dey, Serena Ding, and will be chaired by our Postgraduate Representative Emily Baker.

13.00 – Start of event (5 min intro by Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith)
13.05 – Dr Sarah Flanagan, University of Exeter, Neonatal Diabetes: 100 years since the discovery of Insulin
13.45 – Professor Alastair Wilson, University of Exeter, Competition, constraint and the evolutionary genetics of animal contests
14.25 – Professor Sir Peter Donnelly, University of Oxford, Unlocking the power of genomics to improve healthcare
15.05 – Panel discussion ‘Careers in Academia: Becoming a group leader in academia today’ A discussion chaired by Genetics Society Postgraduate Representative Emily Baker, who will be joined by the award winners as well as Dr Alexander Lorenz, Professor Ros John, Dr Serena Ding, and Dr Gautam Dey
16.00 – End of event


This event is free to attend, please visit the event webpage to register.