The Genetics Society is a Learned Society that brings together and supports researchers in the UK studying genomes, genes and gene action. Keep up to date with the latest developments in genetics research by joining now.

Membership Cost

Undergraduate Member – £5.00

Postgraduate Member – £15.00

Full Member – £25.00

Life Membership – Free
Life membership is available to members who have reached retirement age. If you qualify for this please contact

A discount of £5 is available to Full and Postgraduate members wishing to pay by Direct Debit.

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Membership Benefits

1   Reduced Genetics Society Meeting registration fees at:

  • Occasional spring symposia, often held in conjunction with other societies.
  • A two-day scientific meeting in November on a topical area of interest incorporating the AGM.
  • Special Interest Group short meetings on topics of special interest.

2   Access to generous grants

3    Hard copies of the biannual Genetics Society newsletter

4    Free online access to the Genetics Society Journal, Heredity, to access Heredity sign in to mySociety then from the top menu select Membership > Heredity.

5    Financial support for members wishing to organise one-off meetings

6    50% discount on Royal Society of Biology (RSB) membership for your first two years.

  •  To apply and ensure that you receive the discount, please contact Karen Patel, stating that you are a member of the Genetics Society.