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Updated: Jan 30

Saturday 28/01/2023 was held the Webinar with topic "Forensic biology and genetics"

from basic knowledge to the legal-forensic context, organized by IPO Section Italy and lectured by the Forensic Biologist Dr. Chiara Lucanto

In this webinar was discussed the world of forensic biology in a first synthetic approach. Starting with the basics of biology, the structure of the cell was discussed in order to understand where DNA resides and how it is made up, followed by notions of classical genetics in order to better understand the human genome. Subsequently, the difference between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA and their applicative importance in forensics was understood.

The role of the forensic biologist was defined by making the distinction with the forensic geneticist, distinct roles that often overlap. Once the importance of DNA was understood, it was seen how it applies in a legal-forensic context and, therefore, how it can be considered a reliable source of evidence in forensic investigations.

The webinar was held in Italian language and was attended by many members of the IPO Section Italy.

This webinar is directed towards professionals in the field, but also professionals from other backgrounds who are curious to approach the world of forensic biology and genetics.

Based on numerous requests from different countries of the world, this webinar will be held for all active members of IPO also in English on February 04/2023 from 15:00 to 16:00.

We invite you to apply by sending your full name, IPO ID card, or membership certificate to the email:

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