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Fighting Crime with Lasers

Friday, April 14 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event

As criminals become more forensically aware of their traceability, forensic scientists need to up their game with advancing implementable technology. Technology improvements should aim to enhance recoverability of the evidence and expand, strengthen and communicate retrievable intelligence. Fingerprinting still remains one of the most powerful means of biometric identification. However it has been underplayed in terms of the additional value and information they contain. Pioneering work at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, has demonstrated the capabilities of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI MSI) to yield both physical and chemical information by providing multiple images of the same fingermark, simultaneous with additional intelligence.

Presented by Dr. Simona Francese, rofessor of Forensic and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry, Deputy Head of the Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Head of the Bioanalytical Science Group at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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