British Meiosis Meeting 2018 (BMM2018)

Thur-Fri 24th-25th May 2018 Jurys Inn Hotel and Conference Suite, Brighton UK.

The 2018 British Meiosis Meeting, organised by Dr Matt Neale (Genome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex), 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. Students and Postdocs are encouraged to apply!

This year, the keynote speakers are world-class scientists Prof Eva Hoffman (Novo Nordisk Foundation Young Investigator, Centre for Chromosome Biology, University of Copenhagen) and Prof Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA). Their attendance at the meeting is supported by an award from the Biochemical Society. Discounted registration costs have been made possible by generous support from the Genetics Society and the Company of Biologists. BMM2018 is additionally sponsored by: New England Biolabs, Sarstedt, and LabTech.

REGISTRATION: Please visit the registration page. Due to strict timings enforced by the host venue, all registrations and FINAL numbers must be submitted by...DUE TO EASTER BREAK, DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL Tuesday 10th April !!
Discounted registration is available for PhD students and/or members of the Genetics Society or the Biochemical 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 by the relevant Society.

A NOTE ON DUAL OCCUPANCY RATES: If selecting one of these options, participants MUST arrange a room-mate PRIOR to registering. We do not have the administrative capacity to pair up registrants.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Once registered, participants will have the opportunity to submit an abstract for a talk/poster. Abstracts should be limited to one page, and 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 Fri 27th April. Selected speakers will be notified by Fri 4th May.
Please email abstracts to:

VENUE: Jurys Inn Hotel and Conference Suite, Brighton UK

Thursday 24th May:
11:00-12:00 - Meeting opens, poster hanging, registration, teas/coffees
12:00-13:00 - Seated buffet lunch in Atrium restaurant
13:00-17:00 - Oral session 1 & 2 with coffee breaks and Poster Session 1
17:00-18:00 - Hotel check-in
18:00-19:30 - Predinner Poster session 2 with refreshments
19:30-close - Seated dinner in ballroom

Friday 25th May:
08:00-09:00 - Hot & Cold buffet breakfast in Atrium restaurant
09:00-13:00 - Oral session 3 & 4 with coffee break
13:00-14:30 - Seated buffet lunch in Atrium restaurant
15:00 - Depart

If needed, additional nights accommodation should be booked directly with the Jury’s Inn hotel. A negotiated rate of £115 is available for Wednesday 23rd. Please contact the central reservation number: 0870 4100 800 and quote: “10th British Meiosis Meeting” and code: UNIVER230518. Alternatively you may compare rates at the Jurys Inn website.

TRAVEL: Brighton is readily accessible from Central London and Gatwick Airport by trains and coach links. Parking at the hotel is limited and should be arranged in advance with the hotel. Delegates arriving by train from the North should transfer via London Euston or London Kings Cross to London St Pancras (5-10 min walk) or by tube to London Victoria (20 mins).

By train: The venue is a 10 minute walk (5 minute taxi) from Brighton Station
Direct from London St Pancras and other central stations (~80 minutes). 3-4 trains per hour
Direct from London Victoria (~60 minutes). 3-4 trains per hour
Direct from London Gatwick (~25 minutes). 4-5 trains per hour

By coach: The venue is a 2 minute walk from Brighton coach station
Direct from Victoria coach station (~120 minutes). 1 coach per hour
Direct from Gatwick Airport (~60 minutes). 1 coach per hour

Interactive GoogleMap with directions to the venue

EXPLORE!: Things to do while in Brighton
Visit the Royal Pavilion Estate (5 min walk from venue)
Stroll along the Seafront taking in the galleries, museums and amusements (right on your doorstep)
Take a flight on the i360 (10 mins walk)
Explore The Lanes (1 min walk) and the quirky North Laine area (5 min walk)
Sample the fish and chips from Brighton Palace Pier (5 min walk)
Book a show during the annual Brighton Arts Festival (5th-27th May)

All enquiries should be sent to


BMM2018 Pier