Alec Jeffreys

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Birthday
9, 1950
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
England

About

Geneticist who contributed to the field of forensic science by developing advanced DNA profiling and fingerprinting methods.

Before Fame

He studied biochemistry at Merton College, Oxford and subsequently accepted a research fellowship at the University of Amsterdam.

Trivia

He taught genetics courses at the University of Leicester.

Family Life

He and his two siblings grew up in Oxford and Luton, England. He married Susan Miles in 1971.

Associated With

He and fellow Englishman Paul Nurse both had acclaimed careers as geneticists.