Dr Turi King

Reader in Genetics and Archaeology

Turi King is a British-Canadian geneticist. She read Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge going on a win a scholarship to study for a molecular genetics MSc at the University of Leicester, graduating with Distinction.  She went on to carry out her award-winning PhD on the link between British surnames and genetics on a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship.

She is now a Reader in Genetics and Archeaology.  All of Turi’s research combines genetics with archaeology, history, geography and forensics. She is perhaps best known for leading the genetic analysis in the King Richard III case and for her public engagement in science work. She has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association alongside Brian Cox, Alice Roberts and David Attenborough.


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