Professor Sir Alec J. Jeffreys FRS

Professor Sir Alec JeffreysProfessor of Genetics, Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor


BA (Oxon), MA (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), Hon DSc (Open), Hon DSc (St. Andrews), Hon DSc (Strathclyde), Hon DSc (Hull), Hon DSc (Oxon), Hon DSc (Leicester), Hon DSc (Kingston), Hon DSc (Liverpool), Hon DSc (Warwick), Hon DSc (Kings), Hon DSc (Teesside), Hon DLaws (Dundee), Hon DSc (Hudderfield), Hon DSc (Helsinki), FFSC (India), Hon FRCP, FRCPath, FLS, FIBiol, CBiol, FMedSci, FRS, Kt


Prof. Jeffreys was born in Oxford and raised in Luton. He studied biochemistry at the University of Oxford and completed his DPhil in the Genetics Laboratory, Oxford. He subsequently spend two years in Amsterdam as an EMBO Research Fellow, then moved to the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester in 1977 where he has remained as an active research scientist.


Research Interests



BS3031 Human Genetics



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