Catching the Living Naming the Dead: DNA in Forensic Science – Thursday 26th November 2015

Mark JoblingYou are invited to a guest lecture delivered by Professor Mark Jobling on Thursday 26 November at 5.15pm in Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Mark Jobling, Professor of Genetics in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics is passionate about communicating science to the public and has recently spoken out against the business of genetic ancestry. Mark has spent his career working in the area of human evolutionary biology where he focuses on the genetics of the sex chromosomes. This has led him to explore diverse topics such as the genetic legacy of Genghis Khan, whether we can confidently predict surnames from Y-DNA forensic profiles (focusing on Viking migrations), the impact of Diasporas on the making of Britain and the possible role of Y chromosome gene variants that increase risk for coronary artery disease.

Event Details:
4.45pm Refreshments
5.15pm Lecture Starts
6.00pm Questions and Answers
6.30pm Event Finishes

There are limited spaces available so please reply to Karen Haines by 13 November 2015 to avoid disappointment; karen.haines@northampton.ac.uk. We look forward to meeting you at this interesting and engaging event. Kind regards

Carol Philips Deputy Dean, School of Health University of Northampton

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