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Prof. Turi E King

Professor Turi King is a world-leading scientist, television presenter and award-winning speaker who is passionate about communicating science to the public. An accomplished speaker and high-profile scientist, Turi has given hundreds of talks around the world and won awards from the Genetics Society and the British Council for science communication. She’s also guest-presented the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture in Japan; spoken at a Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill; opened the Moscow Science Festival and delivered a fascinating TEDx Talk.

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About Professor Turi King

Professor Turi King first came to the attention of the world’s media when she was part of the team who discovered and identified the remains of King Richard III – a ground-breaking case described as ‘cracking one of the biggest forensic DNA cases in history’.

The hugely popular BBC series DNA Family Secrets brought Turi a new legion of die-hard fans and won her praise for her immense warmth, humanity, and empathy. She has also co-presented Ancient Mysteries Unearthed for Sky History and Curiosity channels and appeared on Channel 5’s The Black Death with Dan Snow.

Professor Turi King studied Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and completed both her Masters and her PhD at the world-famous Genetics Department within the University of Leicester. She continues to work on several high profile forensic and archaeological cases worldwide.

In 2016, Turi was appointed an honorary fellow of the British Science Association in recognition of her contribution to public engagement in science.

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Speech Topics
  • DNA fingerprinting: past, present, future
  • King Richard III: the behind the scenes story of the dig and the identification of King Richard’s remains
  • Genetic Genealogy
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