English Speaking Working Group


Topics: Board | Meetings | Relationship Testing Workshop | Publications

 
 

The 2016 meeting of the English Speaking Working Group

The 2016 meeting of the English Speaking Working Group was held 31 August – 3 September 2016 at Hotel Novotel Budapest Centrum, Budapest, Hungary. The meeting was organized by Dr. Horolma Pamjav and colleagues with about 60 participants attending. The 25 scientific presentations covered topics such as STR sequence variation, expanded marker sets for relationship testing and assessment of results from forensic genetic investigations. Some of the presentations are available for viewing. Furthermore, a summary of the Relationship Testing Workshops 2016 were presented. At the members meeting it was decided that the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) will continue to organize the paper challenge of the Relationship Testing Workshop and also include the wet exercise.
 

Relationship Testing Workshop

The 2017 proficiency testing exercises (wet and paper challenge) will be organized by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). More information can be found here. For questions regarding the exercise, please contact Daniel Kling (daniel.kling@fhi.no).
 

Meeting of the English Speaking Working Group 2 September 2015 in Krakow, Poland

The 2015-meeting of the ESWG was held 2 September 2015 in Krakow during the 2015 ISFG congress.
 

Membership of the ESWG

 
Membership of the English Speaking Working Group (ESWG) is open to all English speaking members of the ISFG and may be obtained by application to the secretary of the group. There will be no membership fee in addition to that payable to the ISFG.
 
Please go to your personal profile and tick membership of the ESWG.
 

Registration of members at ISFG.ORG

ISFG members who have entered the society earlier than 2008, and who do not yet have online access, are kindly requested to contact the administrator.
 

Aims of the English Speaking Working Group are

 
  • the exchange of experience, quality control and stimulation of cooperation between the members;
  • making available scientific knowledge and findings in the field of interest;
  • organisation of scientific meetings ­ but such meetings will be held only after consultation with the ISFG.
 
Here, you find the constitution of the ESWG.
 

History of the ESWG

 
The ESWG was founded after the ISFH meeting 23-27 September 1979 in London. Here you find some more details about the history of the ESWG.
 

Board

 
A board administers the ESWG that is responsible for organising any meeting of the group. The board consists of the chairman, the secretary and the treasurer who are elected by vote for a period of two years. The board represents the working group.
 

Chairman

Dr. Andreas Tillmar
 
National Board of Forensic Medicine
Dept.of Forensic Genetics
Artilleriegatan 12
58758 Linköping
Sweden
 
Phone +46 104834143
Fax +46 104834199
 
andreas.tillmar@rmv.se
 

Secretary

Dr. Denise Syndercombe Court
 
Department of Forensic and Analytical Science
King's College London
Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
Waterloo

SE1 9NH London
United Kingdom
 
Phone +44 20 7848 4155
Fax +44 20 7848 4129
 
denise.syndercombe-court@kcl.ac.uk
 

Treasurer

Dr. Gunilla Holmlund
 
Långkärrsvägen 21a

07700 Forsby Såg
Finland
 
Phone +358442315932
 
gunilla.holmlund@gmail.com
 

Publications of the Group

 
  1. Syndercombe Court D, Lincoln P. A review of the 1991: 1994 Paternity Testing Workshops of the English-Speaking Working Group. In: Carracedo A, Brinkmann, Bär W (eds) Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics 6. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 683-5.
  2. Bjerre A, Syndercombe Court D, Lincoln P, Morling N. A report of the 1995 and 1996 Paternity Testing Workshops of the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics. Forensic Sci Int 1997; 90: 41-55.
  3. Hallenberg C, Morling N. A report of the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Paternity Testing Workshops of the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. Forensic Sci Int 2001; 116: 23-33.
  4. Hallenberg C, Morling N. A report of the 2000 and 2001 Paternity Testing Workshops of the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. Forensic Sci Int 2002; 129: 43-50.
  5. Thomsen AR, Hallenberg C, Simonsen BT, Langkjær RB, Morling N. A report of the 2002-2008 Paternity Testing Workshops of the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. FSI: Genetics 2009,3: 214-21.
  6. Poulsen L, Friis SL, Hallenberg C, Simonsen BT, Morling N. A report of the 2009–2011 Paternity and Relationship Testing Workshops of the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. Forensic Science International: Genetics 2014; 9: e1-2.

 
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