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University Professor to receive honorary degree from Oxford

The University of Leicester Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, FRS, is among an international group of seven men and women who are set to receive honorary degrees at Encaenia this year, subject to approval by Oxford's congregation.

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor at the University of Leicester, is an Honorary Fellow of Merton College. He invented genetic fingerprinting, a technique which has had profound impact on national and international life. He is a founder member of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1998).

Fellow honorands are Sir Martin Wood, Kt, OBE, FRS, The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, DBE, FBA, Professor Suzanne Cory, FRS, and Professor Ahmed H Zewail.

The honorary degree ceremony will take place on Wednesday 23 June.

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