Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys honoured by De Montfort University

Posted by er134 at Feb 03, 2014 04:15 PM |
Sir Alec Jeffreys awarded honorary degree for genetic fingerprinting
 Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys honoured by De Montfort University

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Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the discoverer of DNA fingerprinting, has been awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of Science by De Montfort University (DMU) for his remarkable impact on the lives of tens of millions of people.

Sir Alec, who invented genetic fingerprinting while working at the University of Leicester, received his degree at the graduation ceremony at the Curve Theatre on Wednesday 22 January.

On receiving the award, Sir Alec said: “I'm pleased and proud to receive this honour from DMU in my adopted city of Leicester. If I had a message for those graduating here today it would be - if you intend to be a scientist - treat your work as a hobby you love rather than simply as a job. Approach each day with enthusiasm, and ensure that your career is a vocation that speaks to you.

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