Shaping the Future of Forensics with Proteomics

19 - 23 February 2024

Venue: Lorentz Center@Snellius

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The aim of the "Shaping the Future of Forensics with Proteomics" workshop is to explore the potential of proteomics in forensic science and its impact on crime scene analysis, evidence collection, and data interpretation. The workshop will bring together experts from various fields, including forensic scientists, proteomics researchers, bioinformaticians, statisticians, crime scene investigators, forensic lab technicians, forensic analysts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys.

The workshop will be held at the Lorentz Centre in Leiden and will consist of a series of sessions designed to familiarize participants with forensic proteomics, provide hands-on training in crime scene recovery techniques, and introduce proteomic analysis and data interpretation in a forensic context. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Foundations of Forensic Proteomics: An introduction to forensic proteomics and its applications, with a focus on crime scene recovery techniques and evidence collection.
  2. Crime Scene Recovery & Introductory Proteomic Analysis: Deepening the understanding of crime scene recovery and introducing the initial phases of proteomic analysis.
  3. Proteomic Analysis and Report Preparation: In-depth training on proteomic data interpretation and principles of reporting in a forensic context.
  4. Reporting, Testimony, and Legal Implications: Exploring the intricacies of reporting proteomic results and delving into the legal implications of forensic proteomics.
  5. The Future of Forensic Proteomics and Workshop Summary: Consolidating knowledge, introducing future prospects of the field, and summarizing workshop takeaways.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the potential advancements in forensic proteomics and will be able to identify improvements in evidence recovery and data interpretation. The workshop will also facilitate the development of a research roadmap, focusing on future research initiatives, potential applications, and collaborations for advancing forensic proteomics.


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