Department of Genetics Centenary Symposium

The Arthur Balfour Chair of Genetics at Cambridge will be 100 years old in 2012. To celebrate this centenary the Department of Genetics will be hosting a one-day symposium and dinner. The symposium will take place on Friday 7 September 2012 at Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS, starting at 9.30am.
This one-day celebration of genetics will reflect the wide range of research in the Department throughout its history and right up to the present day. 

Professor David Glover FRS, Current Balfour Professor, University of Cambridge
Sir Walter Bodmer FRS, University of Oxford
Professor Chris Marshall FRS, Institute of Cancer Research
Professor Robert Martienssen FRS, Cold Spring Harbor
Dr Edith Heard, Institut Curie 
Professor Daniel St Johnston FRS, University of Cambridge 
Professor Allan Bradley FRS, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Professor Nicholas Harberd FRS, University of Oxford
Professor Ottoline Leyser, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University

All past and present members, alumni and friends of the Department are very warmly invited to book for this event. The cost of the one-day symposium, including all lectures, lunch and the dinner is £40 per person.


Please see the Alumni Events Disclaimer, regarding cancellation and refunds

Further Information

The registration fee does not include accommodation. We have negotiated a discounted rate on a limited number of rooms at The Møller Centre which is next to Churchill College and these are available on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in booking a room, please contact the Alumni Events Team. There is also a list of recommended hotels available on the CARO website. There are also a number of featured hotels on our CAMCard where you will receive a discount when booking with your CAMCard.

There is plenty of Visitor parking at Churchill College for those Alumni and guests who will be travelling by car to the symposium. Please see Visitor Map

Some participants may want to stay in Cambridge for the weekend following the Symposium. Should you be interested in participating in informal events throughout the weekend please book your place via the online booking form or email

Date: 7/09/2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM