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Departmental Committee members

There are various committees in the Department, which have specific responsibilities:

Staff Committee

This consists of all the Department's UTOs (University Teaching Officers), Senior Research Fellows, the Departmental Secretary, Senior Technical Officer, a Post Doc representative, a Graduate Student representative, and the Principal Assistant (representing the Assistant Staff).

The Head of Department is Chair of the Committee, and the Secretary to the Head of Department is the Secretary.

The role of this Committee is to discuss strategy and policies in the Department, in the areas of research, teaching and administration. 

Generic e-mail : staff-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Safety Committee

Responsible for all safety practices within the Department.

Chair - Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Deputy Chair - Frank Jiggins
Secretary - Anne Lewis / Caroline Newnham

Committee -
Departmental Secretary - Tracy Oakley
Department Safety Officer (DSO) / Fire Officer (FO) / Disability Officer – Mark Hammond
School Safety Officer - Mark Elsden
Safety Office Representative - Linda Hinton-Mead
Radiation Protection Officers (RPO) - Christine Farr, Andy Jessop
Biological Safety Officer (BSO) – Simon Collier
Deputy Safety Officer / Laser Safety Officer / First Aid - Andy Jessop
Computing Officer - Ian Clark
Post Doc representative - Paula Almeida Coelho
Basement & Ground Floor Lab Manager / Teaching Support & Media Technician - Marion Martin
First Floor Lab Manager / Safety Technician - Andy Jessop
Buildings & Facilities Manager / Second Floor Lab Manager - Sara Singleton
Research Student representative – Alex Patto
PtII Student representative - [to be advised]

Generic e-mail : safety-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Minutes of the Safety Committee are available on this website for the current academic session, plus the three previous sessions

Teaching Committee

Chair – David Summers
Secretary - Roz McKenzie

Committee –
Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Part II Co-ordinator - Christine Farr
Module 2 Organiser - Ian Furner
Module 3 Organiser - Julie Ahringer
Module 4 Organiser - Steve Russell
Module 5 Organiser - Frank Jiggins
[Part II Examiners - Christine Farr & Julie Ahringer]
Marisa Segal
Aylwyn Scally
John Welch
Claire Wilson
Part II Student reps - [To be advised]

Generic e-mail : teaching-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Open Minutes of the Teaching Committee are available on this website from March 2013. Part IIs can access the minutes via their Moodle site

Graduate Education Committee

Chair - Steve Russell
Secretary - Anne Lewis

Committee  -
Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Alfonso Martinez Arias
Julie Ahringer
David Glover
David Summers
Marisa Segal
Aylwyn Scally
Claire Wilson
Graduate Student reps - Alex Patto, Francesco Meghini, John McGonigle

Generic e-mail : graded-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Minutes of the Graduate Education Committee are available on Camtools [sic - as of October 2015]

Research and Recruitment Committee

Can meet on an ad hoc basis

Chair - Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Secretary - Tracy Oakley

Committee –
Alfonso Martinez Arias
David Summers
Julie Ahringer
Steve Russell
Chris Illingworth
Frank Jiggins
Erik Miska
Marisa Segal

Generic e-mail : research-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Strategy Committee

Meets once per month

Chair - Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Secretary - Claire Wilson

Committee –
Steve Russell
David Summers
Alfonso Martinez Arias
John Welch
Cahir O'Kane
Tracy Oakley

Generic e-mail :

Library Committee

Chair - John Welch [Ian Furner on Sabbatical Leave]
Secretary - Christine Alexander

Committee –
Ian Clark
[John Welch]
Part II representative - [To be advised]
Graduate Student representative – Peter Baillie-Johnson
Tracy Oakley

Generic e-mail : library-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Assistant Staff Consultative Committee

Chair – Mark Hammond
Secretary - Anne Lewis / Caroline Newnham

Committee -
First Floor staff representative - Andy Jessop
Basement staff representative - Marion Martin
Second Floor staff representative - Sara Singlehurst
Fly Lab representative - Hayden McDermott
Athena SWAN representative - Glynnis Johnson
Field Station representative - Sophie Smith
Accounts & Admin representative - Debbie Ford
Group representative - Jenny Corish

Generic e-mail : asc-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Minutes of the ASCC are available on this website for the current academic session, plus the three previous sessions

Infrastructure Committee

Meets once per term

Chair - Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Secretary – Claire Wilson

Committee-
Tina Balayo
Ian Clark
Mark Hammond
Steve Russell
Boris Adryan
Marisa Segal
Sara Singlehurst
Dionne Gray
Simon Collier
Ian Furner
Christine Alexander
Tracy Oakley

Generic e-mail : its-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Minutes of the Infrastructure Committee are available on Camtools [sic - as of October 2015]

Microscopy Steering Group

Chair - Marisa Segal

Committee -
Head of Department - Anne Ferguson-Smith
Cahir O'Kane
Ian Clark
Mark Hammond
David Turner

Generic e-mail :

Postdoc Committee

Penny Hayward
Ben Longdon
Daniel Fabian
Helen Leggett
Lisa Hulsman

Generic e-mail: postdoc-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

Genetics Seminar Series Committee

Organises upcoming seminars

Christine Farr
Michaela Frye
Marco Geymonat
Chris Illingworth
Ben Steventon
Alexis Braun (Postdoc Representative)
Peter Baillie-Johnson (Graduate Student Representative)
Caroline Newnham (Secretary)

Genetics Social Fund

Responsible for the facilities provided in the tea room

President – Steve Russell
Chair – Mark Hammond
Treasurer - [Vacancy]
Secretary - Christine Alexander

Committee
Marion Martin
Linda Bath
[Vacancy]

Generic e-mail : socfund-cttee@gen.cam.ac.uk

[Athena SWAN Panel]

This is a provisional name for the group discussing general inclusivity and improving the work/study experience for all]

Alexis Braun, Anne Ferguson Smith, Michaela Frye, Mark Hammond, Penny Hayward, Glynnis Johnson/Kadri Oras, Helen Leggett, Sam Lewis, Miriam Lynn, Roz McKenzie, Caroline Newnham, Anood Sohail, John Welch [updated 28 Sep 2016]

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