Printer friendly version
University of Greenwich expert gives insights into national DNA database
10 October 2012 — 10 October 2012
Greenwich, University of
Forensics expert Robert Green OBE will be speaking about the latest techniques in using DNA to solve crimes in a public lecture at the University of Greenwich.
The talk, which is free to attend, will explore the setting up of Operation Advance, a government programme focused on the use of DNA to identify those responsible for committing serious sexual offences in the past – so-called ‘cold cases’. The lecture will also discuss the moral and ethical questions that can arise from using these techniques.
Titled The national DNA database: evolution, success and controversy, the event takes place on Wednesday 10 October at the university’s Medway Campus.
Robert Green is a senior lecturer in forensic science at the University of Greenwich and has more than 25 years’ experience of working in this field, as well as in teaching, scientific support and policing study.
He has worked within a number of high-profile positions, including several at government level, and has managed many serious and notable crime scenes. His role before joining Greenwich in 2011 was Head of the Forensic Science & Technology section within the Home Office’s Police & Crime Standards Unit. Earlier in his career he worked as a senior crime scene manager with Kent Police.
He was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list of 2008 for services to forensic science.
Robert provides a large number of practical inputs on forensic science at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, based at University College London. He has given many professional lectures worldwide and has assisted senior police officers in the review of serious crime.
The lecture takes place in the Pembroke Building, Medway Campus, at 6.30pm and will be followed by light refreshments. If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com and register your name.