Our host - Professor Turi King
Turi is Professor of Public Engagement and Genetics at the University of Leicester. She is perhaps best known for her work “cracking one of the biggest forensic DNA cases in history” (Globe and Mail, February 2013) leading the genetic analysis for the identification of King Richard III.
Turi started her career in archaeology, and went to study at the world-famous Genetics Department at the University of Leicester on a scholarship, to read for an MSc in Molecular Genetics. Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented DNA fingerprinting, was one of her PhD advisors. Turi carries out a great deal of media and television work. as well as public speaking.
Episode 1: Dementia
In this episode, Turi interviews Professor John O'Brien to find out what's happening in the world of dementia research