About ICAFDT - 2018
Since its introduction in the mid-1980s, forensic DNA testing has played an important role in the criminal justice community through aiding conviction of the guilty and exoneration of the innocent. The DNA it is present in every cell of a person’s body. Of great importance is the fact that the DNA is identical in every cell of the person’s body, except for the rare occurrence of a mutation. As a result, DNA can be taken from blood, saliva, sweat, skin cells, bone cells, or hair for individual identification. The many opportunities to obtain DNA evidence can be seen, for example, in the number of places where saliva has been identified: a bite mark, an area licked, bed linens, a mask worn, paper tissue, a washcloth, a cigarette butt, a toothpick and even the rim of a bottle or can.
New technologies are regularly introduced and validated to expand the capabilities of laboratories working to recover DNA results with improved sensitivity and informativeness. Forensic laboratories have embraced automation for sample preparation and data interpretation in order to meet increasing throughput demands. New techniques and technologies for DNA profiling continue to evolve every year. New developments now enable new kinds of forensically relevant information to be extracted from limited quantities of biological samples, and offer unprecedented potential for high-throughput DNA analysis.
We recognize that forensic sciences have an important truth-seeking role to support human rights and justice. This conference thus, aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on this very dynamic field of Forensic Science. This conference will serve as a sincere effort to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of Forensic DNA Technology.
Objectives of International Conference
- To disseminate information about recent innovations in the field of DNA technology, their applications and legal aspects, etc.
- To bring together Academicians, Laboratory Professionals and Practitioners of DNA fingerprinting and other related technologies from different disciplines of Science, Medicine, Social Sciences and Law for furtherance of their objectives through mutual interaction.
- To promote the use of DNA technology in various areas relating to social welfare, including civil and criminal matters.
- To discuss practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of Forensic DNA Technology.
- To discuss the guidelines to be followed by IO’s for effective sample collection especially in context to the environmental conditions of Indian subcontinents.