Korean Speaking Working Group

In memory of Peter M. Schneider (1955-2022)

Our deepest condolences to family and colleagues for the loss of Peter M. Schneider. He was a great scientist who inspired many colleagues and juniors and a very kind person who always reached out to help. We will always cherish the wonderful memories we had with him. He will be missed forever.
Peter M. Schneider 박사님의 죽음에 대해 가족과 동료들에게 깊은 애도를 표합니다. 그는 많은 동료와 후배들에게 영감을 주는 위대한 과학자였으며, 항상 도움을 주기 위해 손을 내민 매우 친절한 사람이었습니다. 우리는 그와 함께한 멋진 추억을 항상 간직할 것입고, 영원히 그를 그리워할 것입니다.
Membership of the Korean Speaking Working Group (KSWG) is open to all Korean speaking members of the ISFG. There will be no other membership fee in addition to that payable to the ISFG.
The purpose of the KSWG is (1) to be a conduit of communication between Korean speaking individuals who are interested in forensic genetics, and (2) to contribute to the forensic community by working on projects which need multi-institute participation including a QA/QC program, and (3) to facilitate academic improvement of members through cooperation, and (4) to be a channel for international exchange in the forensic genetics community.


The KSWG could not hold a meeting in 2022, but plan to co-host a meeting, "The 7th International Symposium on Forensic DNA in Law", in Seoul on May 10, 2023, with the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. Topics are metabarcording for species identification and DNA methylation profiling for mixture analysis and age prediction.

Past meetings

The KSWG scientific meeting was held online on November 23, 2021 with the support of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of Korea and the Korean National Police Agency. Past, present and future of forensic genetics in Korea and forensic epigenetics were the main focus. We appreciate the contribution of Dr. Wojciech Branicki (Jagiellonian University, Poland) and Dr. Jana Naue (University of Freiburg, Germany) to our meeting KSWG 2021.
We have not decided on the next meeting, but we hope to have an offline meeting in the second half of 2022.


The Korean Speaking Working Group was proposed and approved during the general assembly at the 24th World Congress of the ISFG, September 2011, in Vienna, Austria. The members of the board are as follows:

Executive Board



Dr. Kyoung-Jin Shin
Dept. of Forensic Medicine
Yonsei University Medical College
50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu,
03722 Seoul
Korea, Republic of
Phone 82-2-2228-2481

Vice Chairman

Dr. Soong Deok Lee
Dept. of Forensic Medicine
Seoul National University College of Medicine
103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu
03080 Seoul
Korea, Republic of
Phone 82-2-740-8353
Fax 82-2-764-8340


Dr. Hwan Young Lee
Dept of Forensic Medicine
Seoul National University College of Medicine
103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu
03080 Seoul
Korea, Republic of
Phone +82 2 740 8352
Fax +82 2 764 8340

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