PFS member Sue Pope took part in the Forensic Watch conference in Warsaw on 24th March, discussing the impact on forensic experts of the imminent changes to the Polish legal system (http://www.forensicwatch.pl)
Blaine Simmons, 20, charged with shooting a man in Somerset, Bermuda, has been found not guilty by a jury after a three week trial at the Supreme Court in Bermuda. Mr Simmons had denied attempting to murder Lo’Torean Durrant, 23, and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence in the incident on March 19, 2013. The verdict comes almost …
PFS members Ian Evett and Sue Pope attended the 2014 meeting of the International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics in Leiden, giving a presentation on ‘The ramifications of the Dlugosz judgment’
We are delighted to announce that PFS Director Dr Gill Tully has been appointed as the new Home Office Forensic Science Regulator. Gill’s knowledge of the industry, understanding of the value of forensic science and her qualities as a leader are sure to have a very positive impact. Gill expects to take the three year appointment up in November at …
PFS in conjunction with The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences are looking to hold a half day workshop in September 2014. The workshop will be focussed on awareness regarding the implementation of the new DNA17 multiplexes for use in DNA profiling tests in the UK. The half day workshop will be relevant to those interested in understanding the background to the …
Gill Tully and Kevin Sullivan presented to the General Department of Criminal Evidence (GDCE) in Kuwait. PFS seminar on Forensic Genetics: Quality, Accreditation & Interpretation Considerations. [divider]
PFS experts are giving a series of presentations at UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences Thursday Seminars – Julie Allard, Sue Pope and David Baldwin have presented to date, more to come! Gill Tully explained how to take R&D to market at the Forensic Science Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting ‘Public funding for R&D’.
Gill Tully, Kevin Sullivan and Sue Pope presented at the FSSoc conference on Forensic Horizons 2013 in Manchester on 6-8 November; Julie Allard also attended; Gill and Kevin chaired sessions and discussion panels.
Sue Pope of PFS visited Chengdu, China on 16-17 October to present at a meeting on the International Development of China in DNA Technology, together with Life Tech.
PFS are very pleased to announce that they have been successfully awarded three contracts. The first two are to produce the Forensic Science Regulator Codes of Practice and Conduct Draft Guidance on Method Validation for Digital Forensic Science and Cognitive Bias Effects relevant to Forensic Science Examinations. The third contract is to deliver Low Template DNA training for Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI).