2nd International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics 2019

18th – 20th November 2019 | Caparica | Portugal

Plenary Speakers

Miguel de La Guardia, PhD

Affiliation: University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain)

Title: Poisoning: An analytical chemistry approach

Simona Francese, PhD

Affiliation: Sheffield University, Sheffield (UK)

Title: Breaking barriers for implementable forensic science – the case of molecular fingerprinting

Jean François-Focant, PhD

Affiliation: University of Liège, Liège (Belgium)

Title: Recent Advances in the Analytical Chemistry of Cadaveric Decomposition

Niels Morling, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Title: Ancestry inference in forensic genetics

G. S. LaBerge, PhD

Affiliation: Forensics and Evidence Division, Denver Police Department City and County of Denver (USA)

Title: Targeting Serial Shooters: The Success of Denver’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center Model

Angel Carracedo, PhD

Affiliation: University of Santiago de Compostela; Public Fundation of Genomic Medicine-Galician Service of Health, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Title: Massive genomic autopsy: Application of next generation sequencing technologies to the investigation of the cause of the death.

Ruth Morgan, PhD

Affiliation: UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, London (UK)

Title: Forensic science and interpretation; challenges and innovation for the future.

Glendon Parker, PhD

Affiliation: UC Davis (USA)

Denis A. Cusack, PhD

Affiliation: President, European Council of Legal Medicine (Ireland)

Title: Translational forensic science and current international protocols in injuries and legal death investigations and intoxicated driving for the forensic specialists presenting evidence in the courtroom.

KPRK Talks

Carmen García Ruiz , PhD

Affiliation: University of Alcalá, Madrid (Spain)

Title: Changing some paradigms in Forensic

Keynote Speakers

Michael J. Thali, Prof. Dr. med., Executive MBA HSG

Affiliation: Institut für Rechtsmedizin Zürich (Switzerland)

Title: Virtopsy and Digitalisation in Forensic medicine.

Marcel de Puit, PhD

Affiliation: Netherlands Forensic Institute (The Netherlands)

Title: Proteomics as a new tool to study fingermark ageing in forensics

Paul Johnson, PhD

Affiliation: Forensic Pathology Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool (UK)

Title: Addressing court room issues in fatal traumatic basal subarachnoid haemorrhage using postmortem room angiography and CCTV evidence.

Daniel Vanek, PhD

Affiliation: Forensic DNA Service, Prague (Czech Republic)

Title: Tigris ID: Science against an illegal trade of Panthera tigris in the heart of Europe.

Dear Colleagues and friends

Despite advancements in many different fields of forensics sciences, its progress presently takes much longer than necessary, making the way in Forensics disappointingly slow.

This impacts the efficiency of criminal investigations and causes limited implementation of new advances in Court of Law.


The II International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics aims to connect in a transversal way all of us involved in Forensics with the objective of join together as many forensic disciplines as possible.

The idea is to share the latest advances in forensic research and forensic technology as well as to report on their implementation in real cases.

Yours truly
J. L. Capelo

C. Lodeiro
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

We are glad to let you know abstracts and extended abstracts will be published in teh Journal of Integrated -OMICS. A doi number will be assigned. The journal is indexed in Scopus.

Symposium Subjects

  • New trends in Forensic Analysis
  • New views for traditional forensics
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Death Investigation
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Policing
  • Legal and Judicial Systems

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards