UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



18th November 2016
UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

The Genetics Society

The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting covering the genetics and development of mammals.  Meetings are based on the submitted abstracts, and usually include diverse topics ranging from mammalian development (not exclusively human or mouse), imprinting and identification of disease genes to human population genetics and association studies. In recent years, presentations on other model systems (such as chick and zebrafish) have also been included where these relate to general developmental questions or disease models.

The 26th Meeting in 2015 had an excellent set of around 20 short talks covering various aspects of developmental biology biology including FGF and Shh signalling, salivary gland, CNS, cardiovascular and kidney development, mouse models of human disorders, as well as talks on epigenetics and regulation of imprinting.

Guest Lecture

Suneel Apte, (Cleveland Clinic), 'Genetic insights on extracellular matrix remodelling in birth defects'

Presentation Prizes

Presentation Prizes: The meeting 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. A THIRD PRIZE is now available, courtesy of sponsship by Mammalian Genome & Springer.  The prize is £150 plus 1 year subscription to Mammalian Genome and a book fo choice from the Springer range.


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 6th November 2016.

Abstract format is as follows: Title (bold), AUTHORS (ALL CAPS), Address (italics) and text (200 word limit). Abstracts will be published in Genetics Research (with the authors' permission).


The programme of the 27th MGDW can be downloaded here. There will be a guest lecture by Suneel Apte, Genetic insights on extracellular matrix remodelling in birth defects.