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August 2017

Forensic science is at a crossroads, says Director of the Centre for Forensic Science Claude Roux
UTS has awarded a record 16 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships this year to early career researchers
UTS forensic science researcher Dr Xanthe Spindler has achieved a world first with the preliminary development of a novel immunogenic method that could recover usable fingerprints from old evidence and difficult surfaces
Synthetic cathinones are a growing problem for law enforcement agencies. They are similar to some legal drugs and hard for customs and police to detect.
Two UTS scientists are on the trail of drug cheats in sport with research to unmask the chemical manipulation of urine samples
UTS will establish the first research facility in the Southern Hemisphere to improve understanding of how human remains decompose and help police with missing persons and homicide investigations
Postdoctoral Research Associate Mark Barash is analysing thousands of specific ‘bits’ of DNA that are responsible for the differences in the way we look, for example the size and shape of the nose, eyes, ears, eye lids, ear lobes, or our pigmentation.
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
2014 UTS alumni award recipients have paid tribute to the University that helped shape career achievements.
2015 is a milestone year for Professor Claude Roux. As Australia’s first forensic science degree – which Roux initiated – marks its 20th year, UTS celebrated the international significance of his research awarding him the 2015 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research) Medal for Research Impact.
UTS Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence on Thursday 15 October celebrated the diversity and excellence of UTS research from our early career researchers through to recognised research leaders
UTS Professor Dayong Jin has won a $3.7 million grant to establish a brand new Industrial Transformation Research Hub at UTS, to usher in the next-generation of primary care health detection devices. An additional six UTS-led projects, including three at the Centre for Forensic Science, have also been awarded Linkage Grants in the first round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants for 2016.
Two of the world's leading groups in forensic science research, based at UTS and Scotland's University of Dundee, are set for closer collaboration with the visit to Sydney of Professor Niamh Nic Daeid.
The launch of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) at the University of Technology Sydney marks a significant milestone for a facility that relies on death, generosity and partnership in equal measure.
The launch of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) at the University of Technology Sydney marks a significant milestone for a facility that relies on death, generosity and partnership in equal measure.

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.

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