Sex, Surnames and the History of Britain

Series Name Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society
Speaker Professor Mark Jobling
Type Lectures & Talks
When 06 Mar 2017, 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue New Walk Museum
Open To Public
Ticket Price Visitors £3
For Bookings Contact No booking is required.

Mark Jobling, Professor of Genetics at the University of Leicester studied Biochemistry at Oxford University gaining a DPhil and moved to Leicester University to study human Y chromosome diversity.

He is Co-Director of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Genomics Unit. Mark's research is in patterns of human genetic diversity and how these are influenced by population levels which include migration, social organisation, language and culture as well as fundamental genome-level processes of mutation, copy number variation, gene conversion and recombination. He is currently studying population in Western Europe and particularly the British Isles. In order to understand the human past he collaborates with colleagues in the departments of History, Archaeology and English in a multidisciplinary approach.

Professor Jobling is also due to speak at the 'Who Do You Think You Are Live' at the NEC Birmingham in April.

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