تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

7 - 9 March 2023 Dubai World Trade Centre
Za’abeel Halls 4 - 6

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The Forensic Science Conference offers access to the latest industry knowledge and research findings, technical expertise, state of the art technologies and industry best practices.

The conference programme comprises of strategic keynotes and panel discussions in addition to technical sessions created through the call for papers that is open for abstract submissions to all law enforcement agencies and private entities operating within the global forensics sectors. All submitted abstracts will go through an unbiased two-stage review and evaluation process by the Forensics Scientific Committee, comprising of the senior forensics experts from the law enforcement industry. Successful authors will be invited to speak at the conference's technical sessions.

The conference will cover the entire forensics value chain including genetics, toxicology, digital forensics, fire scene investigations and forensic psychology.

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CALL FOR PAPERS CATEGORIES

Future of forensic genetics

Forensic chemistry and toxicology

Evidence-based child interviewing in major crimes

Forensic medicine

Fingerprints identification

Challenges and opportunities in fire investigation

Crime scene investigation during crisis

Electronic evidence and forensics

CONFERENCE THEMES INCLUDE
  • Crime scene management     
  • Artificial intelligence and forensics
  • Cyber forensics
  • 3D facial reconstruction
  • Forensic psychology
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Fire Scene Investigation
  • DAY - 1
  • DAY - 2

09:30 - 09:40

Dubai Police Forensic Department, Past, Present and the Future

Opening remarks | Room A

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Dubai Police Forensic Department, Past, Present and the Future

Opening remarks | Room A

09:40 - 10:30

Diving into the chemistry of dermatoglyphics

Room A

Keynote

Simona Francese

Professor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry

Sheffield Hallam University

Hanan Al Mulla

Forensic Genetics Expert

Dubai Police

Moderator:

Dr. Rashed Al Mansoori

Criminologist

Dubai Police

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IconTuesday 15 March 2022

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Diving into the chemistry of dermatoglyphics

Room A

Simona Francese

Professor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry, Sheffield Hallam University

Hanan Al Mulla

Forensic Genetics Expert, Dubai Police

Dr. Rashed Al Mansoori

Criminologist, Dubai Police

10:45 - 11:30

Breakout session 1 | Future of Human Identification in Forensic Applications

Room A

10:45 – 11:30 | Panel discussion | Future of Human Identification in Forensic Applications

Bram Bekaert

Professor Of Forensic Genetics

KU Leuven

Dr. Walther Parson

Associate Professor

University of Innsbruck Austria

Peter Schneider

National Board of Forensic Medicine

University Hospital

Moderator

Fatma Al Tamimi

Dubai Police

11:30 – 11:50 Whole genome sequencing of diverse human populations

Maj. Mohammed Al Marri

Dubai Police

11:50 – 12:10 Development of Post-mortem interval (PMI) using RNA degradation pattern and gene expression

Prof. Shalini Gupta

King George’s Medical University

12:10 – 12:30 Pyrosequencing-based epigenetic assays to identification oral fluids and menstrual blood

Mirna Ghemrawi

Florida International University

12:30 – 12:50 The development of DNA methylation markers to infer tobacco smoking

Hussain Al Ghanim

Dubai Police

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Breakout session 1 | Future of Human Identification in Forensic Applications

Room A

Bram Bekaert

Professor Of Forensic Genetics, KU Leuven

Dr. Walther Parson

Associate Professor, University of Innsbruck Austria

Peter Schneider

National Board of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital

Fatma Al Tamimi

Dubai Police

Maj. Mohammed Al Marri

, Dubai Police

Prof. Shalini Gupta

, King George’s Medical University

Mirna Ghemrawi

, Florida International University

Hussain Al Ghanim

, Dubai Police

10:45 - 11:30

Breakout session 2 | Psychology-based Interviewing Techniques and Strategies

Room C

10:45 – 11:30 | Panel discussion | Psychology-based Interviewing Techniques and Strategies

Prof. Ray Bull

Professor of Forensic Psychology

University of Leicester

Dr. Kamala London

Professor

University of Toledo

Dr. Telma Sousa Almeida

Assistant Professor

ISPA - Instituto universitário

11:30 – 11:50 | The use of augmented and virtual reality technologies in psychological preventive management of crisis situations

Nicole Miriam Scala

Sapienza University of Rome

11:50 – 12:10 | Enhancing forensic expert decision making under stress

Maj. Mohammed Almazrouei

Forensic Expert Assistant

Abu Dhabi Police

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Breakout session 2 | Psychology-based Interviewing Techniques and Strategies

Room C

Prof. Ray Bull

Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Leicester

Dr. Kamala London

Professor, University of Toledo

Dr. Telma Sousa Almeida

Assistant Professor, ISPA - Instituto universitário

Nicole Miriam Scala

, Sapienza University of Rome

Maj. Mohammed Almazrouei

Forensic Expert Assistant, Abu Dhabi Police

14:00 - 16:15

Breakout session 3 | Challenges and Advancement in Forensic Chemistry

Room A

14:00 – 14:45 | Panel discussion | Challenges and Advancement in Forensic Chemistry

Simona Francese

Professor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry

Sheffield Hallam University

Jeremy Triplett

Lab Director

Kentucky State

Dr. Simon Elliott

Forensic Consultant, Toxicologist & Director

Elliott Forensic Consulting Ltd.

Moderator:

Mohammad Al Tamimi

Dubai Police

14:45 – 15:00 Advances in stand-off detection and its implications on forensic applications

Dr. Kai H. Viehweger

Metrohm AG

15:00 – 15:15 MALDI CSI: The reliable detection of blood at crime scenes using MALDI mass spectrometry

Katie Kennedy

PhD Student

Sheffield Hallam University

15:15 – 15:30 Surface Assisted Laser/Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Forensic Detection of Dyes and NSAIDs using Au-TiO2 Nanohybrids

Entesar El Hetlani

Kuwait University

15:30 – 15:45 Novel chemical analysis for drugs and psychotropic substances

Dr. TajElsir Abbas Ahmed

Nora Al Zarouni

Sharjah Police

15:45 – 16:00 Digital forensic intelligence for illicit drug analysis in forensic investigations

Dr. Mayssa Hachem

Asst. Professor

Khalifa University

16:00 – 16:15 Metal characterization of e-cigarettes

Abdullah Al Janaahi

Dubai Police

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Breakout session 3 | Challenges and Advancement in Forensic Chemistry

Room A

Simona Francese

Professor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry, Sheffield Hallam University

Jeremy Triplett

Lab Director, Kentucky State

Dr. Simon Elliott

Forensic Consultant, Toxicologist & Director, Elliott Forensic Consulting Ltd.

Mohammad Al Tamimi

Dubai Police

Dr. Kai H. Viehweger

, Metrohm AG

Katie Kennedy

PhD Student, Sheffield Hallam University

Entesar El Hetlani

, Kuwait University

Dr. TajElsir Abbas Ahmed

Nora Al Zarouni, Sharjah Police

Dr. Mayssa Hachem

Asst. Professor, Khalifa University

Abdullah Al Janaahi

, Dubai Police

14:00 - 15:45

Breakout session 4 | Future of the Latent Print Examination

Room C

14:00 – 14:45 | Panel discussion | Future of latent print examination

Jon Byrd

CEO

Ron Smith and Associates United States

Anne Steinmetz

Forensic Supervisor

City of Glendale, United States

Dr. Robert Green

Reader

University of Kent, United Kingdom

Moderator:

Anoud Al Nasser

Dubai Police

14:45 – 15:05 Implanting fingerprint using tapes on nonporous surfaces

Sara Abdullah

Dubai Police

15:05 – 15:25 Study of fingerprints forgery

1st Lt. Abdulrahman Al Sallagi

Dubai Police

15:25 – 15:45 The use of novel inhouse-synthesised powder for the detection and extraction of the latent fingerprints

Capt. Mohammed Al Suwaidi

Dubai Police

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Breakout session 4 | Future of the Latent Print Examination

Room C

Jon Byrd

CEO, Ron Smith and Associates United States

Anne Steinmetz

Forensic Supervisor, City of Glendale, United States

Dr. Robert Green

Reader , University of Kent, United Kingdom

Anoud Al Nasser

, Dubai Police

Sara Abdullah

, Dubai Police

1st Lt. Abdulrahman Al Sallagi

, Dubai Police

Capt. Mohammed Al Suwaidi

, Dubai Police

14:00 - 16:00

Strengthening R&D collaboration in forensic genetics

ARABIAN SPEAKING WORKING GROUP - ISFG
Room 4+5 (Level 1)

14:00 – 14:45 | Panel discussion

Dr. Mohammed Al Enizi

Kuwait Forensic Science Department

Lt. Col. Dr. Rashed Alghafri

President of ASWG-ISFG

Dubai Police

Dr. Nora Al Snan

Head of Department

Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

Dr. Ghada Ali Omran

Professor of Forensic Medicine & Clinical Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine

Assiut University, Egypt

Moderator:

Maj. Mohammed Al Marri

Dubai Police

14:45 – 15:05 | Cross border collaborations

Dr. Nora Al Snan

Head of Department

Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

15:05 – 15:25 | Forensic DNA phenotyping

Dr. Ghada Ali Omran

Professor of Forensic Medicine & Clinical Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine

Assiut University, Egypt

15:25 - 15:45 | Show case study of collaboration

Carsten Hohoff

Institut fur Forensische , Genetik Germany

15:45 - 16:05 | Show case study of collaboration

Dr. Lotti Tajouri

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Bond University

16:05 - 16:25 | Show case study of collaboration

William Goodwin

Professor (UClan)

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Strengthening R&D collaboration in forensic genetics

ARABIAN SPEAKING WORKING GROUP - ISFG Room 4+5 (Level 1)

Dr. Mohammed Al Enizi

Kuwait Forensic Science Department

Lt. Col. Dr. Rashed Alghafri

President of ASWG-ISFG, Dubai Police

Dr. Nora Al Snan

Head of Department, Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

Dr. Ghada Ali Omran

Professor of Forensic Medicine & Clinical Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

Maj. Mohammed Al Marri

, Dubai Police

Dr. Nora Al Snan

Head of Department, Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

Dr. Ghada Ali Omran

Professor of Forensic Medicine & Clinical Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

Carsten Hohoff

, Institut fur Forensische , Genetik Germany

Dr. Lotti Tajouri

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Bond University

William Goodwin

Professor (UClan)

09:00 - 09:30

The importance of soil investigation

Room A

Prof. Lorna Dawson

Head of Forensic Science

The James Hutton Institute

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The importance of soil investigation

Room A

Prof. Lorna Dawson

Head of Forensic Science, The James Hutton Institute

09:35 - 10:35

Future of forensics: Novel technologies that are catalysing forensics and the future of crime prevention

Room A

Panel discussion

Dr. Mehzeb Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer - Robotic Crime Scene and Forensics

Northumbria University

Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Senior Director - Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute

Khalifa University

Thomas Sommerfeld

Programme Manager

INTERPOL

Moderator:

Ibtisam Al Awadhi

Dubai Police

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IconWednesday 16 March 2022

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Future of forensics: Novel technologies that are catalysing forensics and the future of crime prevention

Room A

Dr. Mehzeb Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer - Robotic Crime Scene and Forensics, Northumbria University

Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Senior Director - Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, Khalifa University

Thomas Sommerfeld

Programme Manager, INTERPOL

Ibtisam Al Awadhi

, Dubai Police

10:45 - 12:10

Breakout session 2 | Fire investigation

Room C

10:45 – 11:30 | Panel discussion | Challenges and opportunities in fire investigation

Mike Vergon

Owner

Vergon & Associates Fire Investigation

John Golder

Principal Investigator

FORINCON

James Lord

Forensic Engineering Support (Fire) United States

Moderator:

Mohammed Bin Abid

Dubai Police

11:30 – 11:50 | Technical presentations

John Gamboa

Senior Agent and Certified Fire Investigator

Robinette Demolition Inc

11:50 – 12:10 A case study: Analysis of vegetable oil residue in fire investigations

Asma Almardaei

Dubai Police

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Breakout session 2 | Fire investigation

Room C

Mike Vergon

Owner, Vergon & Associates Fire Investigation

John Golder

Principal Investigator, FORINCON

James Lord

Forensic Engineering Support (Fire) United States

Mohammed Bin Abid

, Dubai Police

John Gamboa

Senior Agent and Certified Fire Investigator, Robinette Demolition Inc

Asma Almardaei

, Dubai Police

10:45 - 12:50

Breakout session 1 | Forensic engineering

Room A

10:45 – 11:30 | Panel discussion | Advances in forensic engineering sciences

Klas Haglid

CEO & Founder

Haglid Engineering & Associates, Inc.

James S. Cohen

Owner

James Cohen Consulting Engineers

Moderator:

Mohammed Al Qassim

Dubai Police

11:30 – 11:50 | Review of traffic fatalities due to defective Airbag Systems

Suliman Al Zarouni

Dubai Police

11:50 – 12:10 | Forensic tools for the diagnosis of electrocution death: Intuitive approach to forensic engineering investigations

Hamdah Al Ali

Dubai Police

12:10 – 12:30 | Fatal failure of a construction material loading platform – Case Study

Abdullah Al Ali

Dubai Police

12:30 – 12:50 Structural Collapse 3D Laser Scanning: Intuitive approach to forensic engineering investigations

Abdullah Al Ali

Dubai Police

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Breakout session 1 | Forensic engineering

Room A

Klas Haglid

CEO & Founder, Haglid Engineering & Associates, Inc.

James S. Cohen

Owner, James Cohen Consulting Engineers

Mohammed Al Qassim

, Dubai Police

Suliman Al Zarouni

, Dubai Police

Hamdah Al Ali

, Dubai Police

Abdullah Al Ali

, Dubai Police

Abdullah Al Ali

, Dubai Police

14:00 - 16:25

Breakout session 3 | Forensic medicine

Room A

14:00 – 14:45 | Panel discussion | Best practices and innovation in forensic medicine during crisis

Dr. Jason Payne-James

Lead Medical Examiner

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Prof. Djordje Alempijevic

Head of Forensic Medicine

University of Belgrade

Moderator:

Roudha Al Shamsi

Dubai Police

14:45 – 15:05 An overview of toolmarks on Bones and Cartilages

Mohammed Al Shamsi

Dubai Police

15:05 – 15:25 Using technology to enhance autopsy practice

Mohammed Madadin

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

15:25 – 16:45 Identification of Ethnicity by measuring the area of tooth and Gonial angle using CBCT 2D Imaging and software

Dr. Jacinth Simeon

Amity University Dubai

16:05 – 16:25 The path of forensic entomology in Dubai: Methods and Database
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Breakout session 3 | Forensic medicine

Room A

Dr. Jason Payne-James

Lead Medical Examiner, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Prof. Djordje Alempijevic

Head of Forensic Medicine, University of Belgrade

Roudha Al Shamsi

, Dubai Police

Mohammed Al Shamsi

, Dubai Police

Mohammed Madadin

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Dr. Jacinth Simeon

, Amity University Dubai

14:00 - 16:05

Breakout session 4 | Electronic evidence and forensics

Room C

14:00 – 14:45 | Panel discussion | Supporting criminal cases through novel tools, and strategies in digital forensics

Dr. Joshua James

Consultant - Cybercrime & Darknet Research

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Prof. Hassan Ugail

Professor of Visual Computing

University of Bradford, UK

Moderator:

Afrah Almansoori

14:45 – 15:05

Maj. Daniela Tricca

Chief, Forensic Electronic Unit

Carabinieri, Italy

15:05 – 15:25 Hacking Electrical Vehicle (EV) Management Systems Through Network Forensics

Claude Fachkha

University of Dubai

15:25 – 15:45 Unlocking capacity and creating new efficiencies in digital forensics

Lisa Wilhelm

Magnet Forensics

15:45 – 16:05 Transforming Policing in the Digital Age

Peri Storey

OpenText

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Breakout session 4 | Electronic evidence and forensics

Room C

Dr. Joshua James

Consultant - Cybercrime & Darknet Research, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Prof. Hassan Ugail

Professor of Visual Computing, University of Bradford, UK

Afrah Almansoori

Maj. Daniela Tricca

Chief, Forensic Electronic Unit, Carabinieri, Italy

Claude Fachkha

, University of Dubai

Lisa Wilhelm

, Magnet Forensics

Peri Storey

, OpenText

16:30 - 17:00

Closing remarks

Room A

Lt. Col. Dr. Rashed Alghafri

President of ASWG-ISFG

Dubai Police

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Closing remarks

Room A

Lt. Col. Dr. Rashed Alghafri

President of ASWG-ISFG, Dubai Police

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