Introducing the Forensic Genomics Consortium - Research that cracks crime

Forensic genetic research focuses on analysing DNA from biological crime scene samples to help criminal justice professionals identify victims and suspects. The Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands was founded in 2008 to take this research to a higher level.

There is still much to gain in this specialised field, as current routine forensic genetic research methods are relatively slow and inefficient. The alliance’s main objective is to develop new forensic genetic tools to help solving crime cases more effectively.

FGCN Highlights

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Forensic Genomics Summer School 2012

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Practical training for Schools and Police investigators

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FGCN and Art

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Press release: Predicting human body height from DNA

20 November 2013

New study shows that predicting a person’s tall stature from DNA is feasible.read morepijllijn

Human identification & forensic analyses of degraded or low level DNA

6 June 2013

On 6 June 2013, researcher Antoinette-Andrea Westen (Netherlands Forensic Institute) has defended her PhD thesis entitled "Human identification & forensic analyses of degraded or low level DNA". 

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DNA Phenotyping: the prediction of human pigmentation traits from genetic data

5 June 2013

On 5 June 2013, Susan Walsh (Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center Rotterdam) has defended her PhD thesis entitled "DNA Phenotyping: the prediction of human pigmentation traits from genetic data". 

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