Dr Turi King will tell the story of the research project undertaken at the University of Leicester to discover the burial place of Richard III and the related work to scientifically identify the skeletal remains.
Dr Turi King is a Research Fellow and Project Manager on 'The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain' project at the University of Leicester. She obtained her first degree in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge before moving into the field of molecular genetics. She undertook the MSc in Molecular Genetics at the University of Leicester gaining a distinction.
Following a brief period working at Cambridge University, Turi moved back to Leicester to carry out a PhD in the Department of Genetics on a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship. She was awarded the School of Biological Sciences PhD Prize for her thesis. Turi is also currently carrying out further work on the link between surnames and the Y chromosome and examining the genetic legacy of the Vikings in the north of England.
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