11th British Meiosis Meeting

The 2019 British Meiosis Meeting aims to gather UK researchers with interests in meiosis, with presentations predominantly by postdocs and students, with 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 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. Students and Postdocs are encouraged to apply!

This year, the keynote speakers are world-class scientists Rolf Jessberger (Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany) and Peter Schlögelhofer (Department of Chromosome Biology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna). Their attendance at the meeting is supported by an award from the Genetics Society. Discounted registration costs have been made possible by generous support from the Genetics Society and the Company of Biologists.


REGISTRATION: Registration closes Wednesday 10th of April.

Discounted registration is available for PhD students, postdocs and/or members of the Genetics Society. If selecting discounted registration, you must provide your unique personal membership number in the online booking form in order for us to qualify for reimbursement.

Registration costs (including Genetics Society discount)

PhD Student - £45 (£40)

Researcher – £55 (£50)

PI - £70 (£65)

Please visit the Online Shop to pay the registration fee.

Abstract Submission

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Participants will have the opportunity to submit an abstract for a talk (15 min + 5 min questions) or a poster. Abstracts should be submitted using this form , and must include title, authors, affiliations, and a brief summary (~300 words). Please make it clear if you do NOT wish to be considered for a talk. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 29th of March. Selected speakers will be notified by Friday 5th April.

Please email abstracts to: bmmstaff@aber.ac.uk


ACCOMMODATION: The University offers 90 individual bedrooms in the Bunkhouse (https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/visitors/bunkhouse/), a refurbished hall of residence with shared bathroom facilities, which is a few minutes’ walk from the conference venue.

Accommodation can be booked can be booked here for Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and/or Thursday 18th of April for £25 a night (excluding breakfast). Breakfast is served from 8:00 in the TaMed Da restaurant, which is the same building as the conference, and can be paid for on the day. Additional nights can be booked by contacting the Conference Office directly (conferences@aber.ac.uk).

Aberystwyth has a number of hotels that can be booked independently if you’re looking for a bit more luxury.

Provisional Program


Wednesday 17th April:

11:00- 12:00 – Poster hanging & Registration opens

12:00- 13:00 – Lunch

13:00-13:10 – Opening address (Dylan Phillips)

Session 1:

13:10-13:40 –Rolf Jessberger (Dresden University)

13:40-14:00 – Talk 1

14:00-14:20 – Talk 2

14:20-14:40 – Talk 3

14:40-15:00 – Talk 4

15:00-16:00 – Coffee/Tea; Poster session 1 (odd numbers)

Session 2:

16:00-16:20 – Talk 5

16:20-16:40 – Talk 6

16:40-17:00 – Talk 7

17:00-17:20 – Talk 8

17:20-17:40 – Talk 9

18:00-19:00 – Poster session 2 with refreshments (even numbers)

19:30-close – Conference Dinner

Thursday 18th April:

Session 3:

09:00-09:30 – Peter Schlögelhofer (University of Vienna)

09:30-09:50 – Talk 10

09:50-10:10 – Talk 11

10:10-10:30 – Talk 12

10:30-11:00 – Coffee/Tea; informal poster viewing

Session 4:

11:00-11:20 – Talk 13

11:20-11:40 – Talk 14

11:40-12:00 – Talk 15

12:00: Closing comments, BMM 2020 business

12:30 Lunch and departure


TRAVEL: Aberystwyth is easily accessible by direct trains from Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International stations.

Further details on getting to Aberystwyth University can be found HERE (https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/)