University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a publicly funded university based in Leicester, UK. It is a research-intensive university and was ranked in the top quartile of universities in the 2014 REF assessment of UK university research. The Department of Genetics is a department of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology which is the largest and best-funded of the University’s three Colleges, attracting substantial funding from the European Community. Notable discoveries made in the Department of Genetics include the discovery and development of DNA fingerprinting (profiling) and, more recently, the DNA-based identification of the remains of King Richard III.

Role in project:

The Department of Genetics has wide-ranging expertise in areas including Human/Medical Genetics and Informatics. Prof Dalgleish maintains the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Mutation Database ( which is hosted at the University of Leicester and will provide his expert genetics input to the project.


Contributing staff:

Raymond Dalgleish