Scientific Topics

  • Forensic applications of human polymorphisms (paternity and other relationships, immigration, biological stains, disaster victim identification, human remains, etc.): STRs, SNPs, X and Y chromosomal polymorphisms, mtDNA, insertion / deletions, etc.
  • Prediction of externally visible physical traits / forensic DNA phenotyping
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Forensic molecular genetics
  • Population genetics of polymorphisms of forensic interest
  • DNA typing methodologies and strategies
  • Biostatistics
  • Standards and quality control
  • Forensic DNA databases
  • Genetic analysis of forensic non-human material
  • Ethical and legal issues related to forensic genetics
  • Investigations of interest for experts in the area where genetics interact with the law