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News in Centre for Forensic Science

August 2016

Synthetic cathinones are designed to mimic the highs of prohibited substances while staying under the drug control radar.

November 2014

Australian forensic scientists are getting their own research facility to study decomposing human bodies.
IT’S like something out of TV shows Bones or CSI — Sydney is getting its own body farm so scientists can research human decomposition.
A unique Australian research facility on the outskirts of Sydney will improve understanding of how human remains decompose, and help police with missing persons and homicide investigations.

September 2014

UTS Science in Focus lecture on new methods of gunshot residue analysis given by Dr Alison Beavis.

August 2014

UTS forensic biology expert Peter Gunn says emerging technologies in forensic science promise greater accuracy in identifying suspects – right down to ethnicity, eye and hair colour and health profile.

July 2014

UTS Professor Claude Roux was invited to visit the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Netherlands, to represent the ANZFSS at the inaugural meeting of the first Scientific Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor.

June 2014

The UTS Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) was first launched in November 2002 and this year it celebrated its ten year anniversary.
The National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) presents annual awards to professionals and researchers for the best research papers in the forensics field.

October 2013

Last Friday, the Faculty of Science held its third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. This event makes research students think outside the parameters of what they’ve been taught and asks them to explain the reasoning behind their research thesis.

August 2013

Hear about Professor Shari Forbes' research on ABC Radio National "Off-Track".

June 2013

Research into how dogs track a scent could have life-and-death ramifications.

May 2013

Australia’s leading forensic science organisation, the National Institute of Forensic Science give out awards to researchers and professionals in the forensics field for the best research papers published each year.
The UTS Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) was first launched in November 2002 and this year it celebrated its ten year anniversary.

November 2012

A novel use of aptamers, or man-made chemical antibodies, has led to a world-first fingermark detection technique developed by the UTS Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) and the National Centre for Forensic Studies (NCFS) at the University of Canberra. Led by PhD student Mike Wood, the technique represents a breakthrough for the field of forensic science, where fingerprints still play a key role in evidence collection and crime scene investigations.

September 2012

Claude Roux and Marie Morelato reveal why forensic science is at a crossroads and how UTS is making crime investigation easier.

August 2012

Graduate attributes are those much sought-after skills students are expected to have by the time they leave university. Seven recent graduates reveal how their studies prepared them for the workplace.
Manipulation of urine specimens by athletes to conceal drug use still occurs and poses an ongoing challenge for doping control laboratories around the world. Two researchers from the UTS Centre for Forensic Science are at the forefront of efforts to unmask chemical manipulation of samples, receiving $154,000 of Commonwealth Government funding this year to continue an anti-doping research program started in 2010.
Why do some athletes cheat, and how can current anti-doping procedures be improved?

November 2011

Research in fields such as business analytics, data mining and decision science will receive new focus with the launch of the first specific research degrees in analytics in Australia from next year at UTS.
UTS graduates were honoured for their achievements in business, the arts and science, along with service to the community both in Australia and internationally, at the 2011 UTS Alumni Awards.

October 2011

UTS has been awarded five stars in the new QS Stars system, which recognises excellence in higher education. UTS was independently assessed by QS, the company also behind the World University Rankings.