03:32pm Tuesday 19 November 2019

Expert gives insights into national DNA database

Robert Green OBE

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 (pictured) 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 science-public-lectures@gre.ac.uk and register your name.

The University of Greenwich runs BSc (Hons) programmes in Forensic Science, and Forensic Science with Criminology, at its Medway Campus.

For details on the School of Science’s public lecture series: www.gre.ac.uk/schools/science/public-lectures

The School of Science runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, offering world-class professors, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and excellent links to industry. To find out more: www.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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