EU Horizon 2020-funded VISAGE Project kicks off!

Publication date 05.06.2017

The EU Horizon 2020 funded VISAGE Project was launched with its kick-off meeting on May 30/31 2017 at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The VISAGE Consortium will establish new scientific knowledge, develop prototype tools, validate and implement them into forensic practice, to predict a person’s appearance, age, and ancestry from DNA traces. The outcome will help focusing police investigations to find unknown perpetrators more rapidly and effectively via DNA-based intelligence information obtained from crime scenes.

During the kick-off meeting the beneficiaries discussed the aims of the project, task and deliverables planned in the work packages as well as the issues related to the management, administration and finances.

For further information and to keep up to date with the VISAGE project visit: www.visage-h2020.eu

The Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police was represented by the Head of Biology Department Magdalena Spólnicka PhD and the Specialist of the Scientific Development Department Katarzyna Zwierzyk.