Scientific conferences of Silk Road Forensic Consortium in China

Publication date 07.11.2017

On 1–7 November 2017, Silk Road Forensic Consortium (SRFC) hosted three scientific conferences.

Silk Road Forensic Consortium SRFC aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and practitioners to exchange and disseminate their knowledge across all aspects of forensic sciences. It also provides the forum for establishing scientific and research cooperation between its member states as well as exchanging of experiences in the area of forensic science, law and education.

During „The 2nd International Forensic Investigation & Education Conference” which took place in Rugao (China), col. Adam Frankowski, Deputy Director of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police delivered a lecture which provided the overview of scientific activity of CFLP, whereas col. dr Magdalena Spólnicka – Head of CFLP Biology Department and major Żanetta Makowska, senior researcher in the Biology Department offered the presentation on the innovation and challenges in forensic DNA examination performed in CFLP. The 2nd Conference of Silk Road Forensic Symposium (SRFC) which took place in Xian (China) served as the opportunity to present the training process of scene of crime by col. Adam Frankowski, and to discuss the issue of  statistical analysis of DNA examination results, which is used by CFLP experts, as presented by major Żanetta Makowska. The next conference  which took place in Shanghai, was accompanied by the official opening of  forensic science museum named after dr. Henry C. Lee. On this occasion, col. Adam Frankowski handed over the commemorative plate of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police.

The important aspect of the visit in China concerned signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Central  Forensic Laboratory of the Police and Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) in the area of organization of joint undertakings in forensic science, exchange of experiences, execution of research and development projects as well as publication of results of conducted research.