A Century of Genetics

Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9:00am to Friday 15th November 2019, 7:00pm

Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

A joint scientific celebratory meeting will be held in Edinburgh as 2019 is the centenary of both the Genetics Society and the origins of The Roslin Institute and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh.  

An excellent scientific, public outreach and social programmes are being formulated to celebrate 100 years of Genetics in Edinburgh and the Genetics Society in the UK.

The scientific meeting will focus on the work of prominent scientists who have connections with Edinburgh. The meeting will have five themed open sessions over the three days, each featuring invited speakers together with contributed talks and posters selected from abstracts submitted. 



The celebration will include scientific, public outreach and social programmes.

  • The scientific meeting will focus on the work of prominent scientists who have connections with Edinburgh.
  • The public outreach programme aims to engage those not necessarily involved with research or science with the contributions that genetic understanding has made to life as we now know it. A public lecture “Farm, Field and Family – 100 years of Genetics in Edinburgh” is planned and priority places will be reserved for members of the public.  An interactive afternoon at the end of the conference will involve sixth form pupils.
  • The social programme will include a dinner sponsored by Cobb-Vantress and a Science Ceilidh where dances will have a genetic-related theme. 

Submission is now open to submit your abstracts for a presentation or poster.