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I am Dr Tyrone Bowes and this is me with my 3 boys Alexander, Fraser, and Callum. My sons all have Scottish names and indeed my eldest was born in Scotland where I spent 9 of the happiest years of my life, and where I met my wife. I am an experienced Biotechnologist and I have always been curious about my ancestral origins. I have always been interested in Biology, History and Geography, but chose to pursue my interest in Biology which is my first love. I obtained a Diploma with ‘Distinction’ in Biology in 1995 and a 1st Class Honours Degree in Biotechnology in 1998. I then pursued a personal interest in Neuropathies as my father died from Motor Neuron Disease in 1994. I was subsequently awarded a P.hD. in Neuroimmunology in 2003 (click to view my CV).
As soon as I found out about commercial ancestral DNA testing in 2003 I signed up and had my families Y-DNA tested. By combining my interest in Biology, History, and Geography I have been able to piece together the clues of as to my ancestral origins. It turns out that my ancestors were Irish, had their own distinct Clan and lived in a particular area. They were related to other Clans that lived close by and they left their mark in the Placenames where they lived for 100’s if not 1,000’s of years. What’s even more surprising is that my distant relatives still live in that area (subsequently confirmed with a simple commercial ancestral DNA test of people living there).
As a scientist one's results must be reproducible and hence I recruited a number of individuals for 37 Marker Y-DNA testing, some of these individuals where either from Scotland or rediscovered their Scottish roots through DNA Testing, their stories can be read here. Alternatively you can view a short You Tube video tutorial demonstrating how to order your DNA test and analyse your results and pinpoint your Scottish Genetic Homeland. Had a Y-DNA test already? Then contact me here for a FREE CONSULTATION.
The Scottish Origenes website was launched in 2012. In November 2012 I was a guest speaker at the world's largest commercial ancestral DNA testing company's annual conference. I have also presented workshops on using commercial ancestral DNA testing to Pinpoint where your Irish, Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestors lived. If you would like me to host such workshops in your area then you can contact me here. My next series of talks will be at the 'Who Do You Think You Are LIVE' event at the Olympia in London from 22-24th February 2013.