National Symposium on Forensic DNA: Isolation and Recovery from Body Fluids
National Law University, Jodhpur is going to organize a National Symposium on "Forensic DNA: Isolation and Recovery from Body Fluids". The National Symposium is sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Date: 9th - 10th October, 2015
Venue: National Law University, Jodhpur
About The Symposium:
The year 2015 is being celebrated as the 30th year of the eureka moment of the discovery of the DNA fingerprinting technology, by Alec Jeffrey in 1985. Various advancements in this technology since then by Alec Jeffrey and Prof. Lalji Singh in 1988 in India have helped in the conviction of criminals, exoneration of the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of crime, disasters and war, identify missing persons etc. However the application of DNA profiling in the criminal justice system has raised certain important issues such as issues of privacy, validity of its application by private laboratories, access to obtain body samples from the suspects, for how much duration should the body samples be stored, DNA profiling database of the Indian population etc.
All such issues limit the use of DNA profiling in forensic investigators and stress the importance of establishment of standard techniques for DNA profiling and databases for the Indian population. In the interest of the justice delivery system, law is required to be enacted which can protect an individual's privacy and at the same time allow the investigators an access to the technology which can help in identifying the victims and excluding the innocent.
The conference aims to create an interdisciplinary approach by bringing scientists, lawyers and judges at a common platform and acquaint the participants by their experiences in the laboratory as well as in the court room. This conference aims to apprise the participants with the latest trends in the analysis and collection of body fluids from the crime scene and generate awareness about the importance of collection of body fluids at the crime scene and its transportation to the laboratory, raise discussions regarding the bill related to DNA profiling still pending in the parliament.
- Forensic Science
- Crime Investigation
- DNA in Crime Investigation
- Forensic Bioinformatics
- DNA Database
- Molecular Biology
- Crime Scene
- Crime evidencing
- DNA Fingerprinting
- Case Studies
Call for Papers:
Submission of Abstracts:
The following information, in the given format, should be sent along with the Abstract:
- Name of Delegate: Times New Roman 12
- Official designation: Times New Roman 10
- Address and email id: Times New Roman italics 10
- Title of Abstract Times New Roman 12 bold
- Abstract [Text]: Times New Roman 12, single spacing, word limit: 300 words
Email Your Abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The subject line of your attachment and the message should read:
- Abstract 2015: [You're Name] Format:
(All abstracts will be peer-reviewed before they are accepted.)
The papers should neither be previously published nor currently under review by any other Conference or Journal. Technical papers should describe the innovative ideas with substantial amount of implementation, experimentation, appropriate data collection and analysis.
For paper presenters, registration will be done only after the approval of Abstracts by sending a Demand Draft in favor of 'Registrar, National Law University, Jodhpur' payable at Jodhpur.
Registration fee: Rs.1500/-.
- Accommodation for outstation academicians will be arranged in the University's Convention Centre on a twin sharing basis. Outstation students will be accommodated in the University hostels.
- All conference participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
For Abstract of 300 words:
15th September, 2015
For approval of Abstracts:
30th September, 2015
Dr. Anjana Vyas
Faculty of Life Science, National Law University,
NH-65, Near Mandore, Nagour Road,
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org