British Meiosis Meeting 2020

British Meiosis Meeting 2020

BMM2020 logoThe British Meiosis Meeting 2020 will be held at College Court, University of Leicester 4/5th May. Please contact James Higgins ( for any questions.



COVID-19 UPDATE. College court are following Government advice and are running business as usual at the moment, subject to changes that may occur. Due to the uncertainty ahead we will make a decision on Friday 17th April for the best course of action going forward (Conference going ahead, postponement or cancelling). If you haven't already registered then it is probably best not to do so until then. If you wish to present either a poster or talk, submit a title and authors names to: Abstracts can be submitted up until the 24th April.

The 2020 British Meiosis Meeting, organised by Dr James Higgins and Dr Trude Schwarzacher (Department of Genetics and Genome Biology), aims to gather UK researchers with interests in meiosis, with an emphasis on presentations by postdocs and students and informal discussions between the talks. The meeting will cover all aspects of meiosis, ranging from research into the molecular mechanisms that promote pairing, recombination and chromosome segregation in model organisms to how these events impact on human fertility and crop breeding. This two-day event will provide an excellent forum for PhD students and Postdocs to present their research as an oral and/or poster presentation. Oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts with a deadline of 24th April. Please submit an abstract to Students and Postdocs are encouraged to apply!

Plenary speakers will be Dr Mathilde Grelon and Dr Katja Wassmann to provide insights into meiosis I & II.

The event will be sponsored by GenSoc, SEB and KWS. GENSOC will provide registration discounts for members as well as providing opportunities to seek funding for attendance if they have caring responsibilities (apply). The Company of Biologists will reduce the registration fee by £15 for each post-doc and SEB will reduce the registration fee by £20 for each student.

Register here. (Note: fees had to be raised slightly to cover refreshments on both days). Accommodation has been left to the discretion of the participant although College Court is recommended as this is where the meeting will be held. We currently have 100 rooms reserved of a total 123.

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