Institute of Genetics and Cancer


Latest events from the Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Genetics: Standing on the shoulders of prejudice- livestream

In this talk, Adam Rutherford explores how, as we continue to use and celebrate the advances of our intellectual predecessors, we frequently fail to acknowledge the toxic political views that informed their work

Doors Open Day 2023 at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Join us in our university research Institute on Sat 23 Sept for Doors Open Day, where we'll open our doors to share some of our science.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (XDF) Webinar

The University of Edinburgh Cross-Disciplinary (XD) Fellows programme has trained 10 postdoctoral researchers including physicists, chemists, mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, computer scientists etc. seeking training to become leaders in Quantitative Biomedicine. We have received funding to recruit a further 2 cohorts of 3 researchers.

Science Insights 2023

Science Insights, our annual University of Edinburgh College of Medicine & Vet Med (CMVM) week-long work experience programme will take place between Monday 17 and Friday 21 July 2023.

British Meiosis Meeting 2023

The British Meiosis Meeting provides a platform for scientists working on genetic recombination, cell division, and genome evolution in a wide range of (model) organisms to present their research to the scientific community: 19th - 20th April 2023

Shining a Light on Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer: Find out about our breast cancer research and hear from women with experience of breast cancer: Wed 29 March 2023

Shining a Light on Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS)

On Rare Disease Day 2023, find out about this rare genetic condition, (SRS) - lived experience, research, clinical and charity support: February 28th 2023

Nucleic Acid Immunity Meeting 2022

This meeting aims to discuss the mechanisms of nucleic acid mediated immunity at the molecular and cellular level, and also the functional consequences of nucleic acid immunity on a systemic level: 22-24 September 2022

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) Genetics Research Symposium

M.E. Genetics Research Symposium for Researchers, Carers and People with ME by Action for M.E. and the University of Edinburgh Human Genetics Unit: 14th September 2022

Shining a Light on Genetic Diagnosis for Rare Disease Day

A collaboration between the MRC HGU Genomic Data Analysis Centre, NHS Clinical Genetics Service for Rare Disease Day & the Genetics Alliance UK: Monday 28 February 2022, 6-7.30pm

Shining a Light on Brain Cancer (glioblastoma)

People living with genetic disorders and cancers are at the heart of our research at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer, the University of Edinburgh: Thursday 3rd February 2022

Virtual Meeting - MRC Human Genetics Unit Symposium: Aberrant Cell State Transitions in Human Disease

The goal of this online meeting is to discuss cutting edge research that builds on novel methodologies in single cell analysis to reveal biological mechanisms of disease: 23 - 24 September 2020

Rebel Cell: A new view of cancer

Geneticist and science writer Kat Arney takes us to the dawn of life on planet earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is: Wednesday 5th August 2020

Science Insights Online 2020

During the last week of July, we'll deliver our annual Science Insights cross-college work experience programme for S5 pupils for the 7th time. However, this year it will be online for the first time, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: July 2020

The eyes have it: From genetics to gene therapy

MRC sponsored HGU Genetics Unzipped podcast on living with and researching genetic eye disease: Thursday 2 July 2020

Looking To The Future

Margaret Frame & David Cameron invite you to: A Small Celebration of Cancer Research in Edinburgh - 10th March 2020 3.00pm

Seeing in colour: A symposium in honour of Professor Ian Jackson

This research symposium will celebrate science related to the work of Ian Jackson, including mouse genetics, eye development and disease: June 11th 2020 (event postponed).