Dr Gordon Chancellor is from the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex. He is an Associate Editor of darwin-online.org.uk which hosts the largest online resource in the world relating to Charles Darwin and co-editor of 'Charles Darwin's notebooks from the voyage of the Beagle' (CUP 2009).
Professor Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and is one of the best known contemporary popular writers on evolution. He is a television science presenter and writes a science column in the Daily Telegraph.
Professor Sydney Brenner is known to LIMM members, having opened the JIF building in 2007, now known as the Wellcome Trust Brenner building. Sydney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2002 for his seminal work on discoveries of organ development and programmed cell death.
Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys is Royal Society Wolfson Professor at Leicester University. He discovered DNA fingerprinting 25 years ago. Among other important aspects of this method is that it allows identification of people by detecting variations in their genomes and has altered forensic science world wide.
Level 3 Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St James's University Hospital
Seminar Room, Cancer Genetics Building, St James's University Hospital
Clarendon Wing Lecture Theatre, Leeds General Infirmary
A live video stream will also be available at www.ustream.tv/channel/leeds-darwin-day where the lectures can be viewed from your personal computer.