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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.