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Department of Genetics


Virtual Postgraduate Open Days 2022 The University PG Open Days will be running from 31 October - 13 November 2022.

Join us on Wednesday 2 November from 16:00-16:40 (London)

Book your place and sign-up to the virtual sessions here,

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will take place at the beginning of November. It's a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details .


Don't worry if you missed our Open Day session, you can view our presentation here!



Student Testimonials 

" I have had a wonderful time here in the Department of Genetics with many other students like me and the kind, exceptional, scientists of the department. I feel great that I became part of this community and learned so much. I loved the RiG (Research in Genetics) day that we heard about all types of research happening in the department. I enjoyed the garden parties and celebration events we did together. Special lecture series is also a unique experience. The themed-happy hours that individual labs put together were also so lovely to meet and engage with each other. I will miss my time here so much! 

PhD Graduate (O'Kane Lab, 2017-2022) (March 2022)


"What I like the most about the MPhil in Genetics is that it has given me the opportunity to enjoy conducting my own research, without the additional pressure of attending mandatory lectures. In exchange, I have had enough time to sign up for training courses in bioinformatics, and to attend as many talks and seminars as I wished. The department has a friendly atmosphere and after the refurbishment it is looking great! Next year I will move to London to start a PhD in developmental biology and genetics."

Lorena Garcia Perez (August 2015)


" I have had an exceptionally wonderful and academically enriching PhD experience at the Department of Genetics! The research diversity in the department allows one to explore broader fields through the regular internal and invited seminar series. At the same time, being relatively small and tightly knit encourages lots of interactions and exchanges of ideas. The Genetics Tea Room sits at the heart of the department where exciting scientific discussions often take place, departmental events and festivities are celebrated, and of course, where you can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea!"

PhD Graduate  (Glover Lab, 2016-2020)