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Alec Jeffreys


Who is Alec Jeffreys?

Alec Jeffreys: Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys, FRS is a British geneticist, who developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling which are now used worldwide in forensic science to assist police detective work and to resolve paternity and immigration disputes. He is a professor of genetics at the University of Leicester, and he became an honorary freeman of the City of Leicester on 26 November 1992. In 1994, he was knighted for services to science and technology.

  • also known as Alec John Jeffreys, Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys
  • born on (66 years ago) in Oxford
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • education:
  • profession: Scientist, geneticist, professor
  • Marriage with Susan since
  • some of the awards:
      • Albert Einstein World Award of Science (For his valuable and pioneering contributions to Biological Sciences, specifically in the field of Genetics.)
      • Royal Medal
      • Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (For development of two powerful technologies—Southern hybridization and DNA fingerprinting—that together revolutionized human genetics and forensic diagnostics.), with Edwin Southern

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Google previewForensic Investigation Handbook (2005)

An Introduction to the Collection, Preservation, Analysis, and Presentation of Evidence by Michael Fitting Karagiozis, Richard Sgaglio

Sir Alec Jeffreys is a brilliant chemist who developed the original system for breaking DNA into bands that can be read much as bar codes.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

The use of DNA in police investigations was the result of significant scientific advances made primarily by Sir Alec Jeffreys, professor of genetics at the University of Leicester in England. Jeffreys coined the term “DNA fingerprinting” after ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the End (2008)

Mysterious Death in Fact, Fancy, Folklore, and More by Deborah Noyes

entist Alec Jeffreys, who spearheaded the development of DNA fingerprinting, used the technique to identify a skeleton found in Brazil in 1979. Comparing the bones to those of living relatives, Jeffreys confirmed that the remains had once ...

Google previewThe U.S. Justice System: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Steven Harmon Wilson Ph.D.

“Sir Alec Jeffreys on DNA Profiling and Minisatellites.” Science Watch (1995). http :// Watson, James D. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA.

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

British biochemist Alec Jeffreys ( 1950US biochemist Kary Mullis (1944for amplifying DNA. US pharmacologists Robert ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2014)

by Andrew Hunt

Alec Jeffreys invents the technique of genetic fingerprinting. 1990 Human genome project starts. biodegradable materials break down in the environment due to the action of microorganisms. biogas is methane gas produced by the ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

DNA 'fingerprinting' of human beings was first described by Dr Alec Jeffreys of Leicester University in 1985; and has since been used to prove the identification of sires of many different animal species. The first case concerned ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Genetics and Disease [2 volumes] (2013)

by Evelyn B. Kelly Ph.D.

Chairs first panel on HGP at Rockefeller University 1989 Alec Jeffreys Coins the term DNA fingerprinting 1989 Francis Collins, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2004)

by Larry E Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorothy M Schulz, M. R. Haberfeld

Alec Jeffreys, a professor at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, developed restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis incorporating the use of VNTR probes to study human identification. VNTRs are ...

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