Experts convene at University of Leicester to discuss future of forensic science

Posted by uatemp13 at Jun 28, 2013 09:45 AM |
Leading figures from academia, government and police discussed the future of UK forensic science innovation on Thursday 27 June

The University of Leicester yesterday (27 June) played host to a major meeting of key figures in UK forensic science to discuss how technological innovation can be taken forward, at the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute.

With 80 delegates in attendance, the experts discussed how cutting edge forensic research can be developed, commercialised and put into practice by police forces and government agencies.

The event was jointly organised by the by the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute and the Technology Strategy Board – the public body responsible for overseeing innovation and knowledge sharing in the UK.

In particular, the event allowed for discussion as to how academics, industry and public bodies can respond to the challenges and recommendations of the recent report on Research and Development of Forensic Science by Prof. Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office.

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