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An Evening with Sir Alec Jeffreys

16 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A unique opportunity to hear Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS Hon FRSB give a first-hand account of how he developed DNA fingerprinting after a ‘Eureka moment’ in his Leicestershire lab back in 1984. This very special fundraising event at the Science Museum’s IMAX theatre, will give guests the inside story on Sir Alec’s famous discovery, and how it led to revolutionary advancements in forensic science worldwide, including well-known stories of crimes being solved around the world, and where it has led Sir Alec in his research today.

Guests will be treated to an on-stage interview with Sir Alec, clips from the critically acclaimed dramatisation of Sir Alec’s story ‘Code of a Killer‘, and the chance to ask him their questions. Raffle tickets will also be on sale.

This event will raise money for the Royal Society of Biology to support their work with schools, public engagement and early-career bioscientists.


Royal Society of Biology


Science Museum
Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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