The 3rd Forensic Science Symposium 2016 is a two-day symposium (May 16 and 17) covering topics from various disciplines of forensic science. This year’s theme of “DNA as a Catalyst for Change” will focus on the collaborative work between forensic genetics and other branches of forensic science. Local and international speakers will discuss the application of DNA science to the criminal justice system and the impact of DNA technology in strengthening the conduct of forensics-driven investigations in both the Philippine and global landscape.
The DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines - Diliman will also celebrate their 20th year of establishment. This year’s symposium will feature milestones and accomplishments of the laboratory for the past two decades.
Dr. George Frank Sensabaugh Professor Emeritus at Forensic Science and Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California; Elected Honorary Member of the International Society for Forensic Genetics.
Dr. Perry S. Ong: UP Scientist III and Professor of wildlife biology at the UP Diliman Institute of Biology; recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award for Environment Conservation
Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid: Executive Director of the Child Protection Network; recipient of The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for Medicine
Dr. Raquel Del Rosario-Fortun: First Filipino Forensic Pathologist and Professor at the UP Manila College of Medicine; recipient of The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for Medicine
Dr. Francisco A. Datar: Forensic anthropologist and Professor of Biological Anthropology at the UP Diliman College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Department of Anthropology
Sheila Marie Estacio Dennis: DOST Balik Scientist and Researcher in residence at UPD-NSRI-DAL; former Assistant Director, Department of Forensic Biology, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Pn. Nor Aidora Saedon: Unit Head at the DNA Forensic Section of the Department of Chemistry Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Selangor, Malaysia.
Atty. Darlene Pajarito: Human Rights Lawyer and Executive Director of Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT); recipient of the US Department of State’s Ten Trafficking in Person (TIP) Hero Award
Christopher H. Asplen, J.D.: Attorney in Charge (Life Sciences Practice) at Hill Wallack, LLP; former President of Asplen and Associates, LLC; former Executive Director of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence of the United States Department of Justice
Dr. Maria Corazon A. De Ungria: Head of DNA Analysis Laboratory, Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines (UPD-NSRI-DAL) and Director of the Program on Forensics and Ethnicity of the Philippine Genome Center (PGC); recipient of The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for Science
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