Professor Simon Myers awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Simon MyersMany congratulations to Professor Simon Myers, Supernumerary Fellow in Bioinformatics and Professor of Mathematical Genomics, who has been awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history.

Professor Myers will receive a medal of bronze and a gift of £2000 at the prize lecture in December 2017.

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