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Call for Expression of Interest : Host a PFGS regional meeting

26 October 2011

The Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society is calling for expressions of interest in hosting Regional Meetings during the academic year 2011-12. Thanks to generous funding from the ESRC via the Genomics Forum, we are able to offer grants of up to £400 for postgraduates to host Regional Meetings at their home institutions.


Regional meetings are designed as informal events for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to come together in a small, supportive environment to exchange ideas, generate new questions, and develop connections between postgraduate and early career researchers in the life, health and social sciences.


Meetings may be focussed on any topic broadly related to genetics and society or methodologies used to research this area. Recent topics have included Genetics and Behaviour, PGD, Interdisciplinarity, Interviews and Lab Ethnography. Events should be of interest to a wide range of disciplines. The format can be anything from an informal presentation of student papers to a Masterclass Lecture, film with discussion, seminar on prepared readings or methodology workshops. You can find some of the previous events on our History page, which is still in the making.

To apply, send an abstract of no more than 300 words to pfgsmtgs [ at] by November 20th. The abstract should include your proposed title, the subject and format of your day, the venue and possible dates. Your budget will need to allocate a portion of the £400 towards travel costs of student participants. This is usually in the form of covering up to a certain figure the advance purchase fares of train tickets.

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