DNA Fingerprinting Today, and its Future

The University of Leicester is marking the 25th anniversary of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting with a variety of events, including a Darwin-DNA Day; lectures; an anniversary brochure and coverage in the media.

Sir Alec Jeffreys, on the 25th anniversary of DNa fingerprinting.

Interview with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Professor Jeffreys speaks about his work, past and present, and his predictions for the next 25 years of DNA fingerprinting.

Read the full interview here.

Testimonial from Northamptonshire Police

25th Anniversary Brochure

Download the full PDF

Media coverage for the 25th Anniversary

The small scientist - Feature in the Times Higher Education.

Interview: Alec Jeffreys, the 'father of DNA evidence' - Interview for New Scientist

The 'complete accident' that put modest Jeffreys in the same league as the greats - Leicester Mercury

Interview by Colombian National Public Radio

Sir Alec Jeffreys is made an Honorary Distinguished Fellow of the University of Leicester


At the Graduation ceremony of the 7th July 2009, Sir Alec Jeffreys was awarded with the University's highest honour, the Distinguished Honorary Fellowship of which only 24 can be bestowed at any one time.

Oration by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Burgess

Watch the Vice-Chancellor's oration online

Response by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Watch Professor Jeffreys' response online


Press release announcing the Honorary Graduates for July 2009

Biography and press comment for Sir Alec Jeffreys

Images from the Graduation ceremony

In the future

The Future of Genetic Fingerprinting - An interview with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys from 2004

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