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Workshop - DNA-based facial reconstruction

Workshop - DNA-based facial recognition



A multidisciplinary discussion
Wann 18.12.2018
von 14:00 bis 18:00
Wo Library of the University of Freiburg, Platz der Universität 2, 79098 Freiburg, Veranstaltungssaal 01-016
Kontakttelefon +49 (0)761 203-97362
Teilnehmer open to the public / offene Veranstaltung
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In crime investigations, composite sketches (also referred to as identikit pictures, phantom pictures, or mugshots) are created using data from different sources. DNA-based facial reconstruction aims at predicting a person's face using only genetic information. This workshop aims at a multi-disciplinary look at this technology. It brings together experts from genetics, anthropology, statistics, political sciences, social sciences, and forensics to discuss various aspects of this topic, including terminology, methodology, scientific validity, potential and actual use in applications, and risks and benefits to society. The workshop is open to the public.



14:00 - 15:30: Talks by Mark Shriver, Denise Syndercombe-Court, and Amade M'charek

15:30 - 16:30: Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00: Open panel discussion


Confirmed participants

  • Peter Claes (KU Leuven)
  • Roos Hopman (University of Amsterdam)
  • Amade M'charek (University of Amsterdam)
  • Lutz Roewer (Charité Medical University Berlin)
  • Mark Shriver (Penn State University)
  • Denise Syndercombe-Court (King's College London)
  • Matthias Wienroth (Newcastle University)