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Department of Genetics

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The Department of Genetics and its members run several important series of talks. Members of the University who are not members of the Department are in most cases welcome to attend.

Details of the 3 events occurring soonest are given in a feed in the right-hand column of the home page, and in the 'About Department' pages, of this website. Click on 'Upcoming events' for the full list. You can also click on the 'Events' tab at the top of all pages for the full list.

For Department members : All departmental events are recorded on the shared Google departmental calendar - You will need to set up your own Google Apps calendar before you click on the above link for the shared Google departmental calendar. Instructions for setting up and using your own Google Apps calendar are found here - .

The above link for the shared Google departmental calendar brings up a web page with a "+ google calendar" button in the bottom right which if clicked gives the option to add the calendar to your list of synchronised calendars in Google Calendar.

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Department of Genetics Seminars

Speakers from other research institutions present stimulating talks on a wide variety of subjects. These are normally held on Thursdays at 2.00 pm, and in most cases in the Biffen Lecture Theatre.

All are welcome, including those who are not Department members.

The Genetics Saunders Lecture

This lecture occurs biennially and the next event will take place in 2026

>> See the lectures via our YouTube channel

Spotlight Seminars

These are not timetabled in a regular slot as they relate to the recruitment of individuals who are interested in making Genetics their research home, or for providing a showcase for external junior scientists who are keen to visit and share their work with us.  We invite applications from individuals who are keen to develop a research programme supported by an independent research fellowship in the Department of Genetics and particularly welcome applications from women and minorities.

Please email with your CV and statement of research interests if you are interested in joining us or if would like to visit and give a Spotlight Seminar. 

Cambridge Epigenetics Club

RNA Club

Other series of interest

Internal Seminar Series

Mostly given by PhD students in their second year, these seminars provide plenty of time for discussion afterwards. The audience represents all groups within the Department. These short lunchtime seminars are usually held on Tuesdays at 1.00 pm in the Part II Room.

Department members [only] - see information about events displayed on Google calendar.

 > More information on series of interest but not organised by the Department

It is easy to subscribe to a feed that includes the Genetics seminars. Please see