50th anniversary of Department of Genetics celebrates world-changing research

Posted by er134 at Oct 09, 2014 11:45 AM |
Free public event to showcase pioneering genetics research and reflect on history of department on 11 October

The Department of Genetics, where 30 years ago Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys made his world-famous DNA fingerprinting discovery, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday 11 October  with a series of free events at the Bennett Building and Rattray Lecture Theatre to engage the public with the fascinating world of genetics research.

The day-long event of talks and exhibits will showcase the pioneering research that has taken place within the Department and areas in which scientific discoveries hope to be made in the future.

Since being established in 1964 the Department of Genetics has built a world-renowned reputation for itself, pushing back the frontiers of knowledge in human and medical genetics, microbial pathogens and disease, evolution, and the genetics of behaviour and development.

The event is free and open to all - to register your interest email: Genetics50@le.ac.uk

A full list of sessions on the day is available here.

Genetics 50
Image shows the staff of the Department of Genetics in 1971

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