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Image number: RS.13048
Credit: ©The Royal Society/Anne Purkiss

Portrait of Deborah and Brian Charlesworth




Deborah Charlesworth (British), Geneticist
Brian Charlesworth (b.1945, British), Evolutionary biologist


Anne-Katrin Purkiss (b.1959, British/German), Photographer

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Head and shoulders portrait of Deborah and Brian Charlesworth taken outside the Ashworth Laboratories at the University of Edinburgh, September 2017.

Deborah Charlesworth is a British population geneticist she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005.

Brian Charlesworth is a British evolutionary biologist he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991. He was awarded the Darwin medal in 2000 in recognition of his distinguished work on selection in age-structured populations, extending the theory to the evolution of ageing, and testing the theories of mutation accumulation and pleiotropy, developing models for the evolution of genetic systems.

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