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Full postal address :

Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambs CB2 3EH
United Kingdom

You can contact any member of the Department using this address.

NB Extensive refurbishment of the main building commences 2 June 2014. Some Department members have relocated to other Departments or buildings temporarily. They can still be contacted at the above address, but their temporary address will be given on their Group webpage.

Telephone, fax :

Telephone number: +44 [0]1223 333999
Fax: + 44 [0]1223 333992

E-mail :

General e-mail address:
[Please note that this is routed to the library, so a more specific contact may be preferable - see below]

Other locations :

Most Department members are located in the main building, address as above, but we also have some members in the following buildings [All Department members can, however, be contacted via the main building above]

Cambridge Systems Biology Centre
Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QR
Tel. 01223 760240; Fax 01223 760241

Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
Henry Wellcome Building of Cancer and Developmental Biology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN
Tel. 01223 334088; Fax 01223 334089; E-mail

Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research
Tennis Court Rd, Cambridge, Cambs. CB2 1QR
Tel. 01223 760240; Fax 01223 760241

To contact specific members of the Department :

The listing of key personnel gives the name and phone extension of key members of the Department.

Our research index page provides links to lab pages, which may have contact information for lab members. We do not have a separate listing of academic staff or Faculty, so please refer to the lab listing

If you know the name of the person you wish to contact, the Departmental e-mail protocol is:-
This also generally applies to names with more than two parts 

You can also find lists of people via their Departmental status - Go to 'People' and choose the appropriate category

You can also use the University e-mail and phone search to find a University e-mail ID, which will be followed by

General e-mail rule for this Department :

To contact any member of the Department personally by e-mail, please use the formula [ie first initial only.surname]. The convention for three-part names is generally the same formula. If in doubt try the Departmental 'People' directory, or the University of Cambridge person search page, bearing in mind that members of the University can choose not to be listed.

However, if you require information about something related to the Department, please see the listing below:


You may only apply for an advertised vacancy. We do not keep CVs on file.
Vacancies, and instructions on whom to contact, are posted on the University of Cambridge vacancies pages. Vacancies in this Department also appear as feed items on the right-hand side of our home page and in all 'About Department' pages. If appropriate, advertisements will also appear in publications such as 'Nature'.
Job applications should be sent to, or as instructed in the advertisement.

Postgraduate study 

Please read our Postgraduate study pages. Many enquiries on subjects such as funding can be answered by referring to the University web pages dealing with Graduate applications. If you cannot find the answer to your query on either the Department's or the University's websites, use e-mail
We do not forward general enquiries about postgraduate study to all all group leaders. Group leaders should be contacted individually and personally regarding PhD projects in this Department - see the listing of topics available, which will give a link to the Group and the appropriate contact points.

Undergraduate study

School students interested in studying Genetics at degree level should check the information on our website, beginning with the page for Year 13 students. If your query is not answered, please use
Part 1B students see next section....

Part II Genetics 

If you are a Part 1A or Part 1B student and wish to contact the Course Organisers about Part II Genetics please use:
See also the pages giving information on the Part II course.


Please use e-mail

Other requests for information that don't fit into the above categories -
Please note that e-mails sent to this address are handled by the library