Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys to be guest speaker at unique fundraising event
Students and academics are invited to attend the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre in London on Monday 16 May 2016 and spend an evening with the inventor of forensic DNA fingerprinting and emeritus professor, Sir Alec Jeffreys.
The event, starting at 7.00pm, will treat guests to a first-hand account of how Sir Alec developed DNA fingerprinting back in 1984 in an exclusive on-stage interview with Professor Alison Woollard, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.
Accompanying the interview will be clips from ‘Code of a Killer’, the critically-acclaimed 2015 ITV television adaptation which starred John Simm and David Threlfall which tells the story of Sir Alec’s breakthrough discovery and its early use in solving the double murder case that saw Colin Pitchfork convicted in 1988.
The night will also include a Q&A session for audience members to chat with Sir Alec.
Tickets can be booked online. Members of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) will be charged £25 for tickets and non-members can purchase tickets for £40. Group bookings can also be made – buy 10 tickets and get a 10% discount. In addition raffle tickets will be on sale.
The evening aims to raise money for the RSB to support schools, public engagement and aspiring bio-scientists.