How we are run
Photograph: with kind permission, Becky Holland
The Society’s President, traditionally an eminent geneticist, is assisted by up to three Vice-presidents in promoting and disseminating the opinions and activities of the UK genetics community.
The Executive Committee comprises Office Bearers who are elected on a rotational basis. They meet between the General Committee meetings and correspond regularly.
The General Committee meets twice a year, usually in the Spring and Autumn. Committee members include dedicated representatives from major fields of genetics.
Ad hoc sub-committees may be formed at any time to concentrate on particular interests. At present there are two such committees:
- The Centenary Committee, who are planning celebrations of the Genetics Society Centenary 2019
- The Website Committee who have overseen and implemented the changeover to this newly designed website
Day to day administration is sub-contracted to the Royal Society of Biology.
The AGM is held at an open meeting of the membership held each year, usually at the November scientific meeting.