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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF DNA FINGERPRINTING


PRESS MEETING WITH PROFESSOR SIR ALEC JEFFREYS

INVENTOR OF DNA GENETIC FINGERPRINTING

AT UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

11AM -1.30PM

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2004

Dear colleague

September 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the revolutionary technique of DNA genetic fingerprinting by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester.

As part of the events to mark the anniversary, there will be a MEETING WITH THE PRESS on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 at 11am in the University of Leicester Genetics Department, Adrian Building, University of Leicester.

The Head of the Genetics Department, Dr Annette Cashmore, will give a brief introduction to the Department followed by a Question and Answer session with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys.

BOOKING A PLACE AT THE PRESS MEETING IS ESSENTIAL.  In order to do this, please email your details to: pressoffice@le.ac.uk

Please also email any questions you would like to put in person to Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3 .

An online press pack containing further details about Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and the Department of Genetics is available from the beginning of September:  http://www.le.ac.uk


Ather Mirza
Director of Press and Publications
University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Leaflet in pdf format highlighting some of the achievements and advances arising from DNA fingerprinting as well as a profile of the world-renowned scientist.

 


 
 
   
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