Royal Honour for University of Leicester
from the University of Leicester were honoured by HM The Queen for their
achievements during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in February.
representatives were invited to the Palace to receive the Queen’s
Anniversary Prize for achievements in the world-famous Department of Genetics.
It is the second time the University has won this prestigious prize.
Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester is the only 5-star
research rated department in the UK and has been awarded the Prize for
pioneering research and its impact on society.
research highlights, for which the department has achieved recognition, include:
the ceremony at Buckingham Palace on February 19 – which was be
preceded the evening before by a banquet at the Guildhall – were the Chancellor
Sir Michael Atiyah, Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess, the Head of
Genetics Dr Annette Cashmore, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Genetics Laboratory
Manager Mr Terry Lymn and five postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Cashmore said: “This has been a tremendous year for the Department of Genetics
and the University of Leicester. We have
recently launched the Institute of Genetics which brings together more than 250
researchers from across the University with the Department of Genetics at its
are going from strength to strength. It is therefore particularly pleasing to
receive this tremendous recognition.”
For more information, please contact Dr Cashmore on 0116 252 3438.
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