The Galton Institute is a learned society concerned with the scientific study of all aspects of human heredity. These include molecular genetics, genetic medicine, genetic epidemiology, population genetics and population dynamics, demographics, human evolution, elements of psychology and the statistical analysis of inherited traits.



Our conference this year is on the theme of Mate Choice. Why don’t you join us on 11 November at the Royal Society?

More Information

Mendel Essay Prize 2016

If you are an A level student with a fascination for genetics and an aptitude for writing, consider entering the Mendel essay competition for the chance of winning the top £1000 prize.