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Mr. Tim Schellberg

President of the Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs firm

Tim Schellberg is President of the Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs firm. The firm has offices in Washington DC, and Seattle/Tacoma in Washington State. Mr. Schellberg manages the daily operations of the firm and provides consultancy services primarily in the Washington DC and International divisions of the firm... Learn more

Dr. Christopher Phillips

Full-time researcher in the Forensic Genetics Unit, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Christopher Phillips has been in forensic science since 1979, starting at The Metlab then moving to Barts Hospital, where he helped develop DNA analysis, then in its infancy. Since 2001, he has been a full-time researcher in the Forensic Genetics Unit, University of Santiago de Compostela... Learn more

Dr. SallyAnn Harbison

Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR), Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. SallyAnn Harbison is the Senior Science Leader and the DNA Technical Leader of the Forensic Biology Group of ESR at Mt Albert and actively engaged in forensic casework, appearing in court on numerous occasions. Since October 2012 she has also been a member of the ESR Science Strategy team... Learn more

Franck Jaffrédo

IGNA, France

Franck Jaffrédo is R&D project manager at IGNA (Nantes Atlantic Genetic Institute) in Nantes (France). He started working in forensic science since 1999 at the hospital of Nantes in the team of Professor Jean-Paul Moisan. He followed Professor Jean-Paul Moisan when IGNA was created in 2003. His role at the IGNA is to improve DNA analysis performance for casework and reference samples by... Learn more

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kayser

Head of Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Manfred Kayser currently is Professor of Forensic Molecular Biology and founding chair of the Department of Genetic Identification (formerly known as Dept. of Forensic Molecular Biology) at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam. He received his diploma in biology from University of Leipzig in... Learn more

Prof. Dr. Peter M. Schneider

University of Cologne, Germany

Peter M. Schneider is a full professor at the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany, where he is head of the Division of Forensic Molecular Genetics. He is responsible for the education of students in medicine, biology, and law, and, at the same time, for carrying out routine DNA typing of criminal evidence material, identification cases, as well as relationship testing... Learn more

Prof. Dr. Wojciech Branicki

Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

Wojciech Branicki is now associate professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. His major area of interest is exploring the significance of DNA variation for phenotypic diversity observed in the human population. He also works on the practical application of DNA markers in forensic science and anthropology. Dr. Branicki received his PhD degree for medical biology in 2001 at the Medical Academy in Gdansk and post-doctoral degree for biology in 2010 at the Jagiellonian University... Learn more

Prof. Dr. Franz Neuhuber

Head of Forensic Molecular Biology Department Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Franz Neuhuber has been working as a forensic molecular biologist since 1994. He currently heads the department of forensic molecular biology at the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Prof. Neuhuber is a publicly appointed, certified and sworn expert for forensic molecular biology. The department... Learn more

Dr. Antonio Alonso

National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Madrid, Spain

Antonio Alonso has been the Facultative (DNA expert) at the Biology Service of the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Science in Madrid (Spain) since 1984 and Secretary of the Spanish Commission for the forensic use of DNA since 2008.

He is an active member of the following scientific societies: International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG)... Learn more

Francesca Fontana

Silicon Biosystems, Italy

Francesca Fontana obtained a Degree in Biology and, after an internship at Institut Pasteur in Paris, focused on genetics in oncology, prenatal diagnosis and human identification.

Since 2007 she has worked at Silicon Biosystems where, in her role as Biology R&D manager, she has contributed to the development of different applications of DEPArray Technology and single cell analysis... Learn more


William Frank

Illinois Police, US

William Frank began his career as a Forensic Scientist with the Illinois State Police in 1984. In 1991 the Illinois State Police established an R&D Laboratory to develop a DNA analysis program. Mr. Frank accepted a position as DNA Research Coordinator and his been a part of the ISP R&D Laboratory to date. His validation work on both autosomal STR and Y-STR analysis has been accepted by NDIS to qualify results from DNA assays for inclusion into the national database.... Learn more

Prof. Niels Morling, MD DMSc

Director of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen

Niels Morling is professor of forensic genetics and director and chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main research areas are new DNA methods such as next generation sequencing and SNP typing in forensic genetics, population genetics, genetics of physical traits, molecular pathology in forensic medicine and forensic statistics. Niels Morling is past president... Learn more

Prof. Jack Ballantyne, Ph.D.

National Center for Forensic Science, US

Jack Ballantyne is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and an Associate Director of the National Center for Forensic Science in Orlando, Florida. He possesses a B.Sc. (with Honours) in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, a M.Sc. in Forensic Science from... Learn more

Prof. Dr. Bruce Budowle

University of North, US

Dr. Bruce Budowle, PhD, is Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Genetics, and Professor in the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. His current efforts focus on the areas of human forensic identification, microbial.... Learn more

Le Wang

Institute of Forensic Science, China

Le Wang is an investigator in forensic genetics at the Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Public Security of China (IFSC). He studied biomacromolecule structures and functions during his doctoral studies and received a Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2011. Since then, he has worked at... Learn more

Adam Poy

Victorian Police Forensic Services Centre, Australia

Adam Poy completed his Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Honours) at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has over 15 years experience working in the DNA Operational Team of the Victorian Police Forensic Services Centre (VPFSC), where he is currently... Learn more

Rodrigo Moura Neto, Ph.D.

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rodrigo Moura Neto holds a PhD in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ. He is an Associate Professor at the Biology Institute at UFRJ, Collaborator Researcher and Head of the Forensic Metrology Program... Learn more

Prof. Walther Parson, PhD.

Institute of Legal Medicine, Austria

Walther Parson holds an associate professorship at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria. As well as setting up the National DNA Database Lab and currently overseeing research in forensic molecular biology and the high through-put DNA database lab in Innsbruck, he has received several international... Learn more

Dr. Zheng Wang, Ph.D.

West China University of Medical Sciences, China

Dr. Zheng Wang received his PhD degree in forensic medicine from Sichuan University (West China University of Medical Sciences), China. In his doctoral work he investigated tissue-specific microRNAs and their potential applications in forensic body fluid identification... Learn more

Fiona Douglas

Forensic Services (SPA), Scotland

Fiona Douglas has worked in Forensic Science in the United Kingdom since 1998 in a variety of scientific and leadership roles. Specialising in DNA analysis Fiona initially stated working for the Forensic Science Service in the Huntingdon Laboratory within the DNA intelligence unit supporting enhancements... Learn more

Dr. Runa Daniel

Victoria Police, Australia

Dr. Runa Daniel obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Technology Sydney in the development of DNA-based ancestry informative intelligence tools. In 2008, she was employed as a research/quality management scientist in the Forensic Services Department (FSD) at Victoria Police. In 2012... Learn more