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Department of Genetics


Department of Genetics Virtual Postgraduate Open House 2023 

Join us Thursday, 29 June⋅3:00 – 4:30 pm (London) Register for the virtual session here.

It's a great chance for prospective postgraduate applicants to meet some of our group leaders and current students to get to know the department.

You will be able to hear about the application process, and learn more about the interesting science going on in our Department – for example gene expression, development, evolution and population genetics, quantitative genetics, host-parasite relations, disease mechanisms, cell biology, neurogenetics, microbial genetics, and more besides.


You can view our University Open Day presentation from November 2022 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)