UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Mammalian Genetics & Development Workshop


Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Organisers: Nick Greene (UCL), Cynthia Andoniadou (KCL), Andy Copp (UCL),

The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting covering the development and genetics of mammals.  The Meeting is based on the submitted abstracts, and include diverse topics ranging from mammalian development (not exclusively human or mouse) and identification of disease genes and mechanisms, to human genetics, epigenetics and association studies. Other model systems (including Drosophila, zebrafish and chick) are also welcomed where these relate to general developmental questions and/or disease models.

· The meeting will be similar format to the 27th Meeting in 2016, which had an excellent set of 22 short talks covering various aspects of developmental biology, mouse models of human disorders, as well as talks on epigenetics and genetics of human disease (abstracts at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016672317000039)

The workshop is traditionally a venue for post-docs and PhD students to talk rather than laboratory heads and is an excellent training ground and a friendly, informal forum. In keeping with this objective, we offer TWO PRIZES of £150 to individual post-graduate/post-doctoral presenters.

Registration: A £10 registration fee is payable by all attendees on arrival at the meeting.  This fee covers the abstract booklet, tea and coffee refreshments and the wine reception.  Speakers and chairpersons will be provided with lunch, free of charge, on the day of their presentation.  Other participants will be expected to make their own arrangements for lunch.

Abstract Submission: All Workshop presentations will be in lecture format (15 or 20 minutes).  Please send your abstract by e-mail (Word or rtf file) to ich.mgdwshop@ucl.ac.uk by 5pm on 8th November. In addition please indicate the length of talk you prefer.

Abstract format is as follows: Title (bold), AUTHORS (ALL CAPS), Address (italics) and text (200 word limit). Abstracts will be published (with the authors' permission) in Genetics Research (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/genetics-research).