A Century of Genetics

A joint scientific celebratory meeting 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.

Starts: 13 November 2019 Ends: 15 November 2019


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 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” will take place in the evening of 13th November at The Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ. Priority places will be reserved for members of the public.

An interactive afternoon following the end of the conference on the 15th November will involve sixth form pupils.

The social programme includes a Celebration dinner, sponsored by Cobb-Vantress, and a Science Ceilidh, where dances will have a genetic-related theme. We hope that everyone will join in the fun.

Download the full programme PDF


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