Department of Genetics and Genome Biology

Department of Genetics and Genome Biology

We are an internationally-recognised centre for pioneering research into genetics, focused on six areas of strength: microbial genetics, neurogenetics and behaviour, cancer, genomics and bioinformatics, food security, and forensics.

We are renowned for the discovery by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys of the technique of DNA fingerprinting and, more recently, for the identification of the bones of Richard III.

About Genetics and Genome Biology

Find out more about our facilities and our history.

Learn more about us