Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology
Founded at the University of Toronto

About Us

Our Purpose

Founded in 2016 at the University of Toronto, GSGGB - Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology, is an international organization that strives to advance scientific research towards better treatments and cures for genetic disorders. We aim to accomplish our vision through a wide-spectrum of innovative projects, fundraising events, academic seminars, conferences, as well as local community and global outreach initiatives.

Our Mission

GSGGB focuses mainly on educating both its members and the public about genetic diseases. We strive to raise awareness about a wide array of genetic conditions, from the very rare Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria syndrome to the very common cystic fibrosis. GSGGB will also invite guest speakers who are leaders in their field of research, to talk about their research and educate the club members about the topics discussed. Furthermore, we try to raise funds for foundations such as the Canadian Gene Cure foundation to support research grants and clinical studies in the field of genetics.

Some Notable Genetic Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis

Down Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria

Klinefelter Syndrome

Red Green Colour Blindness

Our Timeline - A brief overview of our history!

  • January 2016


    First founded as the U of T Genetics Society (GSUT).

  • February 2016

    First Research Seminar

    Featured Dr. Justice, head of Genetics and Genome Biology at the Hospital for Sick Kids.

  • September 2016

    Second Research Seminar

    Featured Dr. Pearson, a leading researcher in Genetics and Genome Biology at the Hospital for Sick Kids.

  • December 2016

    Movie Night: Life According to Sam

    "Life According to Sam" is a documentary that takes you through the remarkable life of Sam Berns, a boy who suffers from an extremely rare rapid-aging disorder known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

  • March 2018

    Horizons in Cancer Stem Cells Research Conference

    Featuring world leaders in cancer research to learn about groundbreaking work on cancer stem cells.

  • June 2018


    1K likes for Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology - GSGGB Facebook Page, thank-you to all of our followers!

  • March 2019

    Horizons in Molecular Medicine Research Conference

    Bringing together world-renowned experts to shed light on the pioneering work in molecular medicine research done in Toronto, with an emphasis on genome editing.

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