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Departmental Committee members

Information derived from draft list of 21 July 2017

NB Minutes are now available on Larch/admin [as of Nov 2017]

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

Academic Staff Meeting

Meets : Once per term, and at the end of the academic year

Chair : Head of Department
Secretary : Assistant to Head of Department

Membership : All Department's UTOs (University Teaching Officers), Senior Research Fellows, Departmental Administrator, Senior Technical Officer, and a representative from the Post Doc, Graduate Student and Professional Support Staff communities across the Department

Role : To discuss the strategy and policies put forward by the Departmental Committees, in the areas of research, teaching and administration. 

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

Minutes: [Availability unknown]

Strategy and Management Committee

Meets : Once per month

Chair : Head of Department
Secretary : Meg Staff

Committee :
Richard Durbin
Steve Russell
Erik Miska
David Summers
Alfonso Martinez Arias
Frank Jiggins
Cahir O'Kane

Role : [Not stated]

Generic e-mail :

Minutes : [Availability unknown]

Safety Committee

Meets : Once per term

Chair : Head of Department
Deputy Chair : Frank Jiggins
Secretary : PA to Head of Department or Departmental Administrator

Committee :
Departmental Administrator - Meg Staff
Department Safety Officer (DSO) - Sara Singlehurst
Fire Officer (FO) - Sara Singlehurst
Disability Officer – Sara Singlehurst
School Safety Officer - Mark Elsdon
Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) - Christine Farr
Biological Safety Officer (BSO) – Simon Collier
First Aid / Radiation - Andy Jessop
Post Doc representative - Paula Almeida Coelho
Teaching & Media Technician - Marion Martin
Laboratory Technician representative - Tina Balayo
Graduate Student representative – [to be advised]
PtII Student representative - [to be advised]

Role : Responsible for all safety practices within the Department

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

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

Graduate Education Committee

Meets : Once per term and once in summer vacation

Chair : Alfonso Martinez Arias [>Dec 2017] or Steve Russell [January 2018>]
Secretary : Nicola Burgess

Committee  :
Head of Department
Meg Staff
Wellcome Trust/CRUK Gurdon Inst rep - Julie Ahringer
UTO with responsibility for Admissions - Alfonso Martinez Arias
UTO with responsibility for training - Richard Durbin
Research Fellows rep - Ben Steventon
Marisa Segal
Aylwyn Scally
Graduate Student rep - Helena Perez Valle
First year Graduate Student rep - [TBA]

Role : Responsible for all Graduate matters across the Department

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

Minutes : Available on the Graduate Moodle site

Teaching Committee

Meets : Once per term, minimum

Chair : David Summers
Secretary : Roz McKenzie

Committee :
Head of Department
Deputy Head of Department [Teaching] - David Summers
Part II Co-ordinator - Christine Farr
Module 1 Organiser - Christine Farr
Module 2 Organiser - Ian Furner
Module 3 Organiser - Julie Ahringer
Module 4 Organiser - Christine Farr
Module 5 Organiser - Frank Jiggins
Part II Examiners - Julie Ahringer, Christine Farr
Marco Geymonat
Aylwyn Scally

Course representation:
IA Biology of Cells: David Summers
IA Evolution and Behaviour: Frank Jiggins
IA Mathematical Biology: Aylwyn Scally
IA MVST: Anne Ferguson-Smith
IB CDB: David Summers
IB Ecology: Frank Jiggins
Part II Genetics/BBS: Christine Farr
Part III Systems Biology: Steve Russell

Role : Responsibole for all teaching matters across the Department

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

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

Infrastructure Committee

Meets : Once per term

Chair : Head of Department
Secretary :  PA to Head of Department

Committee :
Tina Balayo
Ian Clark
Cahir O'Kane
Sara Singlehurst
Simon Collier
[Christine Alexander if Academic Librarian unable to attend]
Meg Staff

Role : [Not stated]

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

Minutes : Not currently available

IT Steering Committee

Meets : Once per term

Chair : Michaela Frye
Secretary : Christine Alexander

Committee :
Ian Clark
Aylwyn Scally
Gos Micklem
Sudhakaran Prabakaran
Shane McCarthy
Michael Imbeault
Felipe Karam Teixeira
Graduate rep - [Jennifer Westoby]
Post Doc rep / Wet lab rep / Microscopy rep - [TBA]

Role : [Not defined]

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

Minutes : Available on this website

Microscopy Steering Group

Meets : Once per term

Chair : Marisa Segal
Secretary : Roz McKenzie

Committee :
Roberto Bandiera
Paula Coelho
Cahir O'Kane
Ian Clark
Liria Masuda-Nakagawa
David Turner
Ben Steventon
Stefan Koestler
Sara Singlehurst [papers only]

Role : [Not defined]

Generic e-mail :

Minutes : Not currently available

Seminar Working Group

Meets : Arranged as required throughout the year

Chair : Chris Illingworth
Secretary : Caroline Newnham

Committee :
Christine Farr
Michaela Frye
Marco Geymonat
Ben Steventon
[Felipe Karam Teixeira]
Post Doc Representative - [TBA]
Graduate Student Representative - [TBA]

[Role : Organises upcoming seminars]

Generic e-mail : [None known]

Minutes : [Not currently available]

Equality and Wellbeing Committee

[Meets : Once per term]

Chair : Head of Department
Co-Ordinator : Meg Staff
Secretary : Roz McKenzie

Committee :
Sara Singlehurst
Caroline Newnham
Kadri Oras
Michaela Frye
Sudhakaran Prabakaran
Post Doc rep - Sam Lewis [Helen Leggett]
Graduate rep - Helena Perez Valle

[Role : This group discusses general inclusivity and improving the work/study experience for all]

Generic e-mail :

Minutes : [Not currently available]

[Postdoc Committee]

[Information not officially supplied]

Sam Lewis [Chair]
Jane Charlesworth
Joel Alves
Sylvain Delaunay
Megan Oliva
Meritxell Vinyoles Verges
Naomi Moris

Role : [Not defined]

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

Minutes : [Not available]

Professional Support Staff Meeting

Meets : Once per term and at the end of the academic year

Chair : Departmental Administrator or Facilities and Buildings Manager
Secretary : Assistant to the Head of Department

Membership : All support staff across the Department [technicians, administrative support, computing, bioinformatics] 

Role : To discuss the strategy and policies put forward by the Departmental Committees in the areas of research, teaching and administration

Generic e-mail : [unknown]

Minutes :  Minutes of the ASCC are still available on this website. Miinutes of the Professional Support Staff Meetings are currently not available. Some files, eg Powerpoints, may be stored on Larch

Library Committee

Meets : Once per term

Chair : Cahir O'Kane
Secretary :  Christine Alexander

Committee :
Meg Staff
Ian Clark
Teaching Representative - Christine Farr
PostDoc Representative - David Turner
Graduate Student Representative - Shlomit Edri
Part II Representative - Haskan Kaya

Role : [Not defined]

Generic e-mail :

Minutes : Available on this website

 

 Updated 26 March 2018