Research facility will help solve murder investigations
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.
The multidisciplinary facility for taphonomic experimental research, which is being established by the UTS and several partners, will be the first in the Southern Hemisphere to use donated human cadavers to study the processes of decomposition.
Taphonomy is the study of organic remains from the time of death to the time of discovery. A major collaboration with police and other universities, the proposed facility represents the next step in the ground-breaking research conducted by the UTS Centre for Forensic Science.
Headed by world-leading UTS forensic scientist Professor Shari Forbes, the research will be conducted in collaboration with police and forensic services, ensuring data generated at the facility is applicable to human death investigations.
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