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Geneticist's research highlighted on Royal Society's website


Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys is one of the first of many scientists and engineers whose research will be highlighted on a new area of the Royal Society's website. Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys is Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor in the Queen's Anniversary Prize-winning Department of Genetics at this University.

The website - http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/scientists - profiles the work of members of the Society's Fellowship and its funded scientists. Updated on a monthly basis, over time the website will provide a source of information on the wide variety of cutting-edge research supported by the Society.

Executive Secretary of the Royal Society, Stephen Cox said, "This new area of our website is about demonstrating to anyone who comes in contact with the Society what we mean when we talk of 'excellence in science'."

The Royal Society is an independent academy promoting the natural and applied sciences. Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles: as the UK academy of science, as a learned society, and as a funding agency. The Society's objectives are: 
to recognise excellence in science, 
to support leading-edge scientific research and its applications, 
to stimulate international interaction, 
to further the role of science, engineering and technology in society, 
to promote education in the sciences and actively engage the public in scientific issues, 
to provide independent authoritative advice on matters relating to science, engineering and technology, 
to encourage research into the history of science.

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