The Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics Symposium is an annual meeting, now sponsored by the Genetics Society as a Sectional Interest Group.


EGGS 2016

The next EGGS meeting well be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016. As in previous years, the meeting will be free, and no registration is required.



Meeting Dinner


We will have an informal dinner after the meeting, at the Cambridge Brew House. Food will be pre-arranged and will come in the form of various platters and boards, including some vegetarian and gluten-free options. If you would like to attend, you must PLEASE BOOK up front, and pay the £11.50. Space is limited.



The Abstract Deadline has now passed.


We have four invited speakers:

Mary J. O’Connell  – University of Leeds (link)

Magnus Nordborg – Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna (link)

Federica Di Palma – University of East Anglia; Director of Science, Head of Vertebrate and Health Genomics, TGAC (link)

Eric Miska – Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge (link)


The meeting will start at 09:25 and finish at ~17:30. For lunch, we will go to the University Centre, which does hot meals for ~£5-7. Afterwards there will be a drinks reception, followed by food and drinks at a local pub.


Location: Biffen lecture theatre Department of Genetics, Downing Street Site (map here). Please email if you have further questions.


Travel: The symposium is a 20min walk from the train station. There is a rail and bus link to Cambridge from Stansted airport, and London Kings Cross is ~one hour away on the train. Parking in Cambridge is expensive and there is a lot of traffic, if you are driving we would recommend the park and ride


Accommodation: If you need B & B accommodation a couple of cheap and fairly central options are College Rooms or the travel lodge by the train station

Previous Meetings

We had 117 participants in 2015. We had three invited speakers: Aoife McLysaght, University of DublinNathan Bailey, University of St Andrews and Josephine Pemberton, University of Edinburgh. The full programme of speakers can be found here.


Read an overview of EGGS 2014 written for the Genetics Society Magazine here and the 2014 programme can be found here

The 2013 meeting is reported here. The first meeting was in 2012.

EGGS web