Leicester cited for achieving biggest scientific achievement of 2014

Posted by pt91 at Dec 18, 2014 03:10 PM |
Distinction for study that analysed Richard III's DNA and genealogy

The University of Leicester’s work on the DNA and genealogical analysis of Richard III has been cited as one of the top science achievements of 2014.

The work by an international team led by Leicester made worldwide news and was published in Nature Communications.

Funded by the University of Leicester, the research was also supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Leverhulme Trust.

The research is cited as world leading in the Calgary Sun and the Outer Places website.

Also mentioned in several roundups of scientific achievements this year is the Rosetta mission, which our Professor Stanley Cowley from the Department of Physics and Astronomy was involved in the early planning stages for. Professor Cowley is quoted on the subject in Newsweek.