Exchange Annual Conference
Current and future challenges of forensic genetics in society

3 de maio de 2016, 09h30, Seminar Room 1, Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra


Opening address
Helena Machado (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, PT)

Session 1 | More than data? Challenges of the third wave of forensic genetics
(Chair: Susana Costa - Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, PT)

9:45-10:10 Robin Williams (Centre for Forensic Science, Northumbria University, UK)
Beyond rigid designation: Operational and policy issues in third wave forensic genetics

10:10-10:35 Amade M’charek (Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, NL)
The forensics of face and the absent presence of race

10:35-11:00  Discussion

11:00-11:30  Coffee break

Session 2 | DNA in the criminal justice system: New technologies, old issues
(Chair: Susana Silva – Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, PT)

11:30-11:55  Barbara Prainsack (Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, King’s College London, UK)
Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of Next Generation Sequencing for criminal justice

11:55-12:20  António Amorim (I3S, University of Porto, PT)
Interpretation of DNA evidence by legal experts

12:20-12:45  Discussion


Session 3 | Forensic DNA technologies: Future challenges and current databasing
(Chair: António Latas – Chair of the Supervisory Board of DNA Profiles Database, PT)

14:30-14:55  Peter Schneider (Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Cologne, DE)
Introducing massively parallel sequencing (MPS) into the forensic genetic laboratory: Is it just another method, or a paradigm shift?

14:55-15:20  Kees van der Beek (Netherlands Forensic Institute, NL)
DNA-database management in the Netherlands

15:20 -15:45 Francisco Corte-Real (Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, PT)
DNA-database management in Portugal

15:45-16:10 Discussion

16:10-16:40 Coffee break

16:40-17:30  Plenum discussion | Opportunities, gaps and themes for research & policy work
(Chairs: Filipe Santos and Rafaela Granja - Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, PT)


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