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30 years after his ground-breaking discovery, Sir Alec Jeffreys tells of how people initially laughed at his ideas for its potential applications.
New Cancer Research UK Centre will combine local expertise and resources to help provide the best possible results for cancer patients nationwide.
Our next Open Days are on Saturday 20 September and Saturday 25 October. Open Days give you the perfect opportunity to meet some of our current students and teaching staff and hear about living and studying at Leicester.
A team from the University of Leicester will take on the Open University this Monday, 8.00pm, 50 years after Leicester won the inaugural series.
HSBC research reveals that Leicester is the most affordable university destination in Britain saving students almost £100 per week compared to other locations. The research looked at the cost of living at universities in the twenty towns and cities in Britain with the largest student populations.
A two-year study by the University of Leicester finds that acts of hate are an everyday and often unreported reality for thousands of people.
Tributes to figure with huge energy and dynamism who had a lifelong association with the University of Leicester and the city.
The Royal Society has announced that Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys KBE FRS has been awarded the Copley Medal, believed to be the world’s oldest scientific prize. Jeffreys receives the medal for his pioneering work on variation and mutation in the human genome.
A new machine which can spot even small amounts of the highly infectious Clostridium difficile bacteria through 'smell' has been developed by researchers at Leicester.
Members of our Earth Observation Science Group will work with NASA on an important new mission to investigate atmospheric carbon dioxide. The group will analyse data from Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide which was launched last week.
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