About The Irish Society Of Human Genetics

The Irish Society of Human Genetics promotes research and education in human genetics. It provides a forum for those professionally involved in human genetics and molecular medicine whether in research, education, clinical service or other professional activity.

The ISHG is of interest to geneticists, molecular biologists, medical doctors, laboratory scientists, epidemiologists, ethicists and lawyers. We invite you to join the ISHG by registering for this year’s meeting and to support and share in our activities.

ISHG 2021 Online Conference: 17th September

Early Bird Registration Now Available (until 4th September)

Early bird registration for ISHG2021 is now available on Eventbrite. Book early to save money!

We have secured two wonderful, highly regarded speakers for ISHG2021.

Dame Prof Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England and Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics at NHS England,  will be sharing her knowledge at ISHG 2021 on developing a national genomics strategy. Our second speaker is population geneticist, Prof David Reich, who is well known for his research looking at ancient humans and their migration patterns. He has also written a widely acclaimed book ‘Who We Are And How We Got Here’. Finally we are planning a lunchtime debate on reporting secondary findings so we hope that you will join us again for what we hope will be a very enjoyable and informative event.

New Website Coming Soon

We are currently in the process of upgrading our website. The new site will be launched in the coming weeks.

We would be happy to receive suggestions from the Irish human genetics community on what information they would like to see available on our website. Please email the ISHG Secretary with any suggestions.

COVID-19 Vaccines

There is significant public interest in the new mRNA based vaccines for COVID-19 as they depend upon new technology. Unfortunately there is much misinformation circulating online regarding the mechanism of these vaccines. Therefore the council of the ISHG has decided to issue a statement here to the effect that mRNA vaccines do not alter your DNA in any way. This also means that they cannot alter the DNA of your children, whether conceived before or after the vaccination. See the ESHG statement here for more information.

Contact Us

General Enquiries may be sent to the ISHG Secretary: ishgsecretary@mater.ie

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