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Prof Ruth Morgan at TED NYC

Prof Ruth Morgan recently spoke at TED New York on the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence, why it matters, and what we can do about it. Check out the talk that has just gone live:

Published: Apr 10, 2018 10:53:36 AM

UCL CFS research in The Guardian

Professor Ruth Morgan and Dr Georgina Meakin are featured in The Guardian in a piece that highlights the issue of the interpretation of forensic science evidence. They outline the importance of research that can offer a foundation for the interpretation of evidence in forensic reconstruction.  This research is critical but arguably drastically underfunded. Our vision at the CFS is to contribute excellent research that addresses these key issues so that forensic science offers robust, reliable, transparent and balanced evidence to inform investigations and the courts. 

Published: Oct 2, 2017 9:21:28 AM

Verogen partner with UCL CFS

We are delighted to announce Verogen have joined us as a partner in our Forensic Science Evidence Interpretation Laboratory project and will be supporting this innovative crowd funding project by providing lectures and workshops to enable students and researchers to experience state of the art Next Generation Sequencing DNA analysis for forensic applications.  Backed by Illumina’s proven technologies for forensic applications, Verogen is committed to forensic science research and the vision of this new research facility at UCL to provide cutting edge science to assist in the interpretation of forensic evidence.

Published: Sep 5, 2017 10:08:16 AM

Foster+Freeman join UCL CFS as a partner to create a dedicated forensic evidence interpretation research lab

We are welcoming Foster & Freeman as our latest partner in our vision to create a dedicated lab facility that will address the really critical issue of the interpretation of forensic evidence.  Foster & Freeman has become one of the foremost forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, exporting market leading, and in many cases unique products from the United Kingdom to more than 155 countries worldwide.  F+F are providing a Crime-lite forensic light source kit for the lab, a pledge match funded by the Alexander Mosley Charitable Trust. If you would like to consider partnering with us please visit ucl.crowd.science or get in touch with Dr Ruth Morgan ruth.morgan@ucl.ac.uk

Published: Aug 10, 2017 4:07:39 PM

A new partner in our Crowd Funding project

We are delighted that JEOL UK are partnering with the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences on this exciting project by providing SEM and GSR analysis training for the next three years.  This represents a £11,000 contribution to the project.  JEOL UK is committed to collaborating with the research community to pioneer innovation in forensic science. All pledges are being match funded up to £500,000 by the Alexander Mosley Charitable Trust. If you would like to join our community of backers please visit ucl.crowd.science or get in touch with CFS Director Dr Ruth Morgan at ruth.morgan@ucl.ac.uk

Published: Jul 27, 2017 8:54:45 AM

UCL CFS awarded £500,000 in match funding for Forensic Evidence Interpretation Laboratory

We are delighted to announce that The Alexander Mosley Charitable Trust have pledged to match-fund all donations, financial and in-kind, up to a maximum value of £500,000 on a pound for pound basis.  The CFS are seeking to raise £1m to create a dedicated forensic evidence interpretation lab.  The vision is to create a facility that will enable the research to take place that is needed to enable transparent and robust interpretations of forensic evidence, and to ensure that the findings are available to everyone regardless of means.  For more details about the project check out: ucl.crowd.science

Published: Jun 28, 2017 10:29:20 AM