Genetics Society 2021 Awards Ceremony

Portrait photographs of Dr Alison Wright,Professor Julian Knight, Professor David Sherratt, and Professor Dame Linda Partridge
14 October, 2021

General Information

The Genetics Society is pleased to invite you to an afternoon of talks celebrating our 2021 medal winners.
On Thursday 14th October, the birthday of our co-founder Edith Rebecca Saunders, the Genetics Society celebrates with an afternoon of talks by our 2021 medal winners. This will be our first hybrid event and you will be able to attend in person in the Auditorium, Robinson College, Cambridge or join us online via Zoom. This event will be hosted by our President, Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith.


14.00 – Welcome by Prof Anne Ferguson-Smith, President of the Genetics Society
14.15 – Balfour Lecture 2021 – Dr Alison Wright, University of Sheffield
The evolution and genomics of sexual dimorphism
14.45 – Q&A
15.00 – Mary Lyon Medal 2021 – Professor Julian Knight, University of Oxford
Multi-omics and the host response to infection: challenges and opportunities to advance personalised medicine
15.30 – Q&A
15.45 – Coffee break
16.00 – Genetics Society Medal 2021 – Professor David Sherratt, University of Oxford
Going round in circles: the Journey of a Molecular Detective
16.30 – Q&A
16.45 – Mendel Medal 2021 – Professor Dame Linda Partridge
Genetics of Healthy Ageing
17.30 – Q&A


This event is free and open to all. Advance registration is essential, follow this link to register.


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