Committee Members

The role of the Committee is defined in the Genetics Society Constitution. Each Committee member is a representative of a major field of genetics.

Genetics Society committee members 2020/2021


Professor Laurence D Hurst (2021)

Shadow President

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (2024)

Honorary Secretary & Website Editor

Honorary Treasurer

Professor Martin Taylor (2021)

T: @mst_paralogue

Shadow Treasurer

Dr Alexander Lorenz (2025)

T: @@LorenzLab

Vice-President, Public Understanding of Genetics

Professor Alison Woollard (2021)

T: @alisonwoollard

Vice President for External Relations

Professor Anne Donaldson (2024)

Vice President for Corporate Affairs

Professor Aziz Aboobaker (2024)

T: @AzizAboobaker

Policy Officer

Professor Rebecca Oakey (2022)

T: @rjoakey2012

Newsletter Editor

Margherita Colucci (2021)

Postgraduate Representative

Emily Baker (2022)

T: @EmAnnaBaker

Scientific Meetings Secretary

Dr Marika Charalambous (2021)

Shadow Scientific Meetings Secretary

Professor Stefan Hoppler (2024)

Heredity Editor-in-chief

Professor Barbara Mable (2022)

Applied and quantitative genetics

Professor Alastair Wilson (2021)

T: @ali__wilson

Applied and Quantitative Genetics

Dr Lindsey Leach (2023)

T: @LindseyJLeach

Evolutionary, Ecological and Population Genetics

Professor Jason Wolf (2022)

T: @deltazbar

Evolutionary, Ecological and Population Genetics

Dr Maxim Kapralov (2024)

Gene Structure, Function and Regulation

Dr Cristina Tufarelli (2025)

T: @@ctufarel

Gene Structure, Function and Regulation

Dr Michelle Holland (2023)


Dr Araxi Aruttia Odobachian (2023)


Dr Colin Semple (2024)

Cell and developmental genetics

Professor Paola Oliveri (2023)

T: @OliveriLab

Cell and Developmental Genetics

Professor Ros John (2024)

T: @@preg_lab

Corporate Genetics and Biotechnology

Dr Alison Bentley (2022)

T: @AlisonRBentley
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