TAGC’s goal is to communicate genetic knowledge in an accessible way and to address its ethical and legal issues – to enable everyone to benefit from genetic discoveries. To achieve this, TAGC brings together efforts from scientists, media, lawyers and policy makers. It also provides key information in an accessible way, and training and consultations at different levels.

The establishment of The Accessible Genetics Consortium (TAGC) was inaugurated at the international conference, Building Bridges: mobilising international interdisciplinary science to benefit societies, held at Goldsmiths (see Goldsmiths’ report here). TAGC has been joined by other research bodies, and we welcome collaborations worldwide.

Yulia Kovas

Yulia is a professor of genetics and psychology and is involved in all aspects of TAGC’s work.

Fatos Selita

Fatos is a Barrister of England and Wales and an Attorney and Counselor at Law of the State of New York. He directs the work on Legal, Ethical and other Societal implications of genetic research.

Robert Chapman

Robert is teaching fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the events manager TAGC he conducts research in public engagement with science. 

Emily Smith-Woolley

Emily is a research fellow at University College London. At TAGC Emily co-ordinates training and advises on public engagement events.

Margherita Malanchini

Margherita completed her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London; is a post-doctoral researcher at University of Texas; and at TAGC she works on knowledge dissemination.

Tomasz Bloniewski (Tom)

Tomasz completed his PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, and at TAGC is involved in various aspects of the work.