Dr Yuri E Dubrova is a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at University of Leicester. He obtained a BSc degree in Biology at Kiev State University and a PhD in Genetics at N.I. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics in Moscow. He then undertook a number of research projects in population genetics there. In 1994 he moved to the Department of Genetics University of Leicester to study the genetic effects of exposure to ionising radiation and chemical mutagens in mammals. Analysing mutation rates at minisatellite loci in three cohorts of human families exposed radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident and from the ground atomic bomb tests, he obtained the first experimental evidence for radiation-induction of human germline mutation. Yuri’s work also deals with the analysis of germline mutation induction in laboratory mice exposed to ionising radiation, chemical mutagens and anticancer drugs, as well as transgenerational effects of parental exposure to mutagens. This work has relevance for addressing the long-term genetic effects of exposure to mutagens in humans. Yuri is the author of 120 peer-reviewed publications, published in Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, Proceeding of the National Academy of the USA, etc. Yuri is a member of editorial board of Mutation Research and Russian Journal of Genetics. He was a member of the Association for Radiation Research (ARR), UK (2010-2014), a sub-group of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment, UK (2003-2005) and expert group for a European Commission FP7 Agenda for Research on Chernobyl Health project (2009-2010). He is or has been main or joint supervisor for 18 Ph.D. students.