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.
More top news
A comprehensive roundup of the half-time scores for our Midlands teams.
An RMT Union spokesperson has told ITV News that City Link have treated staff 'disgracefully' with more than 2,000 set to lose their jobs.
Three people have been banned from Birmingham’s new library for ‘personal hygiene issues’, according to a Freedom of Information Act.