You are cordially invited to attend the first event in our ESRC-funded ‘Seminar series on genetics, technology, security and justice. Crossing, contesting and comparing boundaries.’

The opening seminar is entitled ‘Genetics and crime. Contested boundaries, benefits and risks.’ It will take place on Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:00-18:00, Room A114, Ellison Building, Northumbria University, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alastair MacGregor, The UK Biometrics Commissioner,
  • Christopher Hughes, The chair of the UK NDNAD ethics group,
  • Robin Williams, Professor of Forensic Science Studies at Northumbria University,
  • Dr Christopher Phillips, Researcher, Forensic Genetics Unit, University of Santiago de Compostela.

We are awaiting confirmation from two additional invited speakers.

Please find attached a document detailing the context and content of the first seminar, including a programme outline. For information on how to reach the seminar venue, follow this link to the city campus map, Ellison Building is centrally located (8)

If you can join us, please confirm as soon as possible. Seminar seats are limited.

Please also note that we can offer a bursary to Early Career Researchers who may not otherwise be able to attend.

For enquiries about the seminar, the bursary, or any other issues related to this ESRC seminar series, please email: Matthias Wienroth.



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