Alec Jeffreys

Professor, Academic

1950 –

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Who is Alec Jeffreys?

Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys, FRS is a British geneticist, who developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling which are now used all over the world in forensic science to assist police detective work, and also to resolve paternity and immigration disputes. He is a professor of genetics at the University of Leicester, and he became an honorary freeman of the City of Leicester on 26 November 1992. In 1994, he was knighted for services to science and technology.

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Born
Jan 9, 1950
Oxford
Also known as
  • Alec John Jeffreys
  • Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys
  • Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
  • Merton College, Oxford
Employment
  • University of Leicester
    (1977 - )

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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