Sir Alec Jeffreys to receive honorary degree from De Montfort University

Posted by ap507 at Jan 22, 2014 11:50 AM |
Pioneering genetic expert to receive prestigious degree

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys (pictured), who invented genetic fingerprinting while working at the University of Leicester, will be made an honorary Doctor of Science by De Montfort University on Wednesday 22 January 2014 at the Curve Theatre.

At each of its graduation ceremonies DMU celebrates persons of intellectual, cultural and professional distinction through the award of Honorary Degrees. The complete list of honorands for 2014 can be found here.

Sir Alec’s work has received widespread recognition, including his election to the Royal Society in 1986 and a Knighthood for services to genetics in 1994. Other awards include the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2004), the Lasker Award (2005) and the Heineken Prize (2006). He was also one of the four finalists for the Millennium Prize in 2008.

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