The University of Leicester's new Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute is to be formally launched later today.
The new centre aims to help police forces with some of the requests previously handled by the former Forensic Science Service (FSS).
The institute is named after Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and aims to be a leader, innovator and agenda setter in the field of forensic science.
Professor Jeffreys, of the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics, pioneered techniques for DNA profiling and fingerprinting which are now used globally by police forces.
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