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.
In this episode, Turi interviews Professor John O'Brien to find out what's happening in the world of dementia research
In this episode, Turi talks to Dr Rebecca Palmer to explore what it's like to live with aphasia, focussing on a study based in Sheffield to trial a computer programme to help people communicate again after a stroke.
In this episode, Turi speaks to Professor Jonathan Wadsley, NIHR Speciality Lead for cancer radiotherapy and imaging research. They cover risk factors, some of the biggest research breakthroughs so far and how current research is seeking to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.