Genetics Society Medal

The Genetics Society Medal is an award that recognizes outstanding research contributions to genetics. The Medal recipient, who should still be active in research at the time the Medal is awarded, will be elected annually by the Committee on the basis of nominations made by any individual member of the Society. Those making nominations must be members of the Genetics Society, but there is no requirement for the nominee to be a member, nor any restriction on nationality or residence. Neither current members of the Committee nor those who have retired from office in the past four years may be nominated for the award. The recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at a Genetics Society meeting, where the medal will be awarded, usually in the named year of their award, and receive Life Membership of The Genetics Society.

Nominations are now being invited for the 2024 Genetics Society Medal. To make a nomination, please confirm that your candidate is willing to be nominated, then forward a two-page CV of the candidate, together with a list of their ten most important publications, plus a one-page letter of recommendation outlining why you feel their contributions to the field have been outstanding. These documents must be submitted electronically to by Friday June 30th 2023.

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

Previous winners

2022 Prof Robin Lovell-Badge
2021 Prof David Sherratt
2020 Prof Sir Peter Donnelly
2019 Prof Deborah Charlesworth
2018 Prof Mike Bevan
2017 Prof Marisa Bartolomei
2016 Prof Ottoline Leyser
2015 Prof Alan Ashworth
2014 Prof Jonathan Flint
2013 Prof Robin Allshire
2012 Dr Stephen West
2011 Prof Jonathan Hodgkin
2010 Prof Laurence Hurst
2009 Prof Steven Brown FMedSci
2008 Prof Nick Hastie
2007 Prof Caroline Dean
2006 Prof Michael Ashburner
2005 Prof Phil Ingham
2004 Prof Peter Holland