Unlikely partners in crime: Forensic science and technology

7.00pm to 9.30pm, Thursday 2 November

Conversation Room

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  • Exploring forensic science and technology.

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Exclusive event for Ri Patrons.

Event description

What can pollen and soil reveal about the scene and nature of a crime? Leading experts will discuss fascinating stories from the field and the science they call upon to solve the most challenging cases.

This event is part of our patron programme. To learn more about supporting the Ri through patronage, please email us at patrons@ri.ac.uk

About the speakers

Michael Keith-Lucas is a retired Senior Tutor in Plant Sciences at the University of Reading, and President of Reading Gardeners' Association, Vice-Chairman of Reading Tree Wardens, and the Thames Valley Region of the Royal Society of Biology.

Lorna Dawson is a Principal Soil Scientist in the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute, and has over 25 years experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant interactions. Lorna is Head of the Soil Forensics Group at the Hutton Institute, honorary professor in Forensic Science at Robert Gordon University, and is seconded to manage and advise on the Environmental Change programme within the Scottish Government‘s (RESAS) strategic research, where she reports to the Directors' Executive Committee to ensure effective delivery of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme.


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