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    Dong Zhao

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    China University of Political Science and Law, China
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    Zuzanna Brozek Mucha
    Associate Professor
    Criminalistics Department Institute of Forensic Research
    Jagiellonian University
    Poland
    zbrozek@ies.krakow.pl
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    Research Interest: Modern analytical methods for microtraces identification: scanning electron microscopy/ energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, infrared spectrometry, Raman spectrometry. Study on the effect of chemical and morphological properties of gunshot and post blast residue on their formulation and distribution in the crime scene

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    Bruno Duarte Sabino
    Professor
    Forensic Chemistry
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    brsabino@ig.com.br
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    Research Interest: Exact and Earth Sciences, Probability and Statistics,  Chemistry

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    Miguel C Botella
    Department of Medicine Toxicology & Anthropology
    University of Granada
    Spain
    mbotella@ugr.es
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    Research Interest: uman Evolution. Physical Anthropology, Paleopathology, Forensic Anthropology

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    Shengping Hu
    Molecular Biology and Forensic Genetics Laboratory
    Shantou University Medical College
    China
    sphu@stu.edu.cn
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    Research Interest: Human DNA polymorphisms (HLA, STRs, mtDNA) in genetic susceptibility to cancers, and its applications in forensic and population genetics

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    Claudia Filipa Lopes Gomes
    Post Doc investigator in Forensic and Population Genetics
    Legal Medicine, Psiquiatry and Pathology
    Complutense de Madrid
    Spain
    claudialg20@gmail.com
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    I completed the Degree in Biology, research branch, at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, in 2009. Still, during my degree, I did an internship at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, within the scope of Cellular and Molecular Biology. In 2009, I joined the Institute of Pathology and Molecular Immunology (IPATIMUP), along with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, to start the Master in Forensic Genetics, completed in 2011. In 2012, I did a non-curricular stay at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Porto, currently the Northern Delegation of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, IP. In 2013, I have started at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, being at this point about to defend my doctoral thesis in Forensic Genetics. I have defended my Ph.D. thesis in 2020, with the A+ "Cum Laude". I teach in different theoretical and / or practical courses organized by the Group of Forensic and Population Genetics, in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry and Pathology, at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid. Now, I am a forensic and population genetics investigator, specialized in very degraded biological samples. I have been studying human remains, adults or neonates, with different antiquity and degradation stages, from Neolithic (5000 B.C) until contemporaneous biological samples. Kinship analysis is my first line of investigation, being specialized on X-chromosome and autosomal markers, as well as mitochondrial DNA.

    Research Interest: Forensic Biology, forensic genetics, population genetics, ancient DNA

    Grants: Predoctoral Grant (Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Banco Santander. G/6401400/8000)

    List of Publications:

    1. Gomes, Cláudia. "Paleogenetic evidence of a Pyrenean Neolithic family: Kinship, physical appearance and biogeography multidisciplinary analysis". Journal of Archaeological Science (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas. 2020.105226. 10.1016/j.jas.2020.105226
    2. Gomes, Cláudia. "Spanish allele and haplotype database for 32 X-chromosome Insertion-Deletion polymorphisms". Forensic Science International: Genetics (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2020.102262. 10.1016/j.fsigen.2020.102262
    3. Gomes, Cláudia. "Effect of the activity in secondary transfer of DNA profiles". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 7 1 (2019): 578-579. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875176819301684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.10.096
    4. Palomo-Díez, S.; Cebrián-Fernández, R.; Hortelano-Uceda, I.; Labajo-González, E.; Perea-Pérez, B.; Gomes, C.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Diachronic mtDNA study of the long time occupied archaeological site of Segobriga (Spain) and comparison with nowadays population". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2. 0-85075396028&partnerID=MN8TOARS. 10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.11.001
    5. Mármol, P.; Gómez, B.; Gomes, C.; Romero, C.; Baeza-Richer, C.; HernándezCordero, A.; Martín-Arrebola, M.; et al. "An innovative DNA extraction method: Water versus commercial buffers". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2019) 10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.09.111
    6. Palomo-Díez, S.; Gomes, C.; López-Parra, A.M.; Baeza-Richer, C.; Cuscó, I.; Raffone, C.; García-Arumí, E.; et al. "Genetic identification of Spanish civil war victims. The state of the art in Catalonia (Northeastern Spain)". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2019).
    7. Gomes, C.; Palomo-Díez, S.; Baeza-Richer, C.; López-Parra, A.M.; Cuscó, I.; GarciaArumí, E.; Tizzano, E.; et al. "X-InDels efficacy evaluation in a critical samples paternity case: A Spanish Civil War case from the memorial of the camposines (Tarragona, Spain)". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2019).
    8. Gómez, B.; Mármol, P.; Gomes, C.; Hernández-Cordero, A.; Martín-Arrebola, M.; Rosell-Herrera, R.; López-Parra, A.M.; et al. "Evaluation of two FTA card elutions with sterile vs distilled water". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2019). 10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.10.153 
    9. Gomes, C.; Fondevila, M.; Magaña-Loarte, C.; Fernández-Jiménez, J.; FernándezSerrano, J.; Palomo-Díez, S.; Baeza-Richer, C.; López-Parra, A.M.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "An unusual kinship case from the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939): Ancient versus degraded sample's investigation". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2019). 10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.10.140
    10. Gomes, Cláudia. "Kinship analysis on skeletal ancient remains: The case of “el cerro de la horra” (Burgos, Spain)". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 7 1 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.09.110
    11. Gomes, Cláudia. "Kinship analysis and allelic dropout: a forensic approach on an archaeological case". Annals of Human Biology 45 (2018): 10.1080/03014460.2018.1484159
    12. Gomes, C.; Martínez-Gómez, J.; Díez-Juárez, L.; Díaz-Sánchez, S.; Palomo-Díez, S.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.; Cano-López, M.; Fernández-Serrano, J.. "Prep-n-Go™: A new and fast extraction method for forensic blood samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017). 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.089
    13. Gomes, Cláudia. "Biological kinship analysis in extremely critical samples: The case of a Spanish Neolithic necropolis". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.154
    14. Palomo-Díez, S.; Martínez-Labarga, C.; Gomes, C.; Esparza-Arroyo, Á.; Rickards, O.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Comparison of two different DNA extraction methodologies for critical bone or teeth samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017) 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.110
    15. Gomes, C.; Alonso, A.; Marquina, D.; Guardià, M.; López-Matayoshi, C.; PalomoDíez, S.; Perea-Peréz, B.; Gibaja, J.F.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "“Inhibiting inhibitors”: Preliminary results of a new “DNA extraction-amplification” disinhibition technique in critical human samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017): e197-e199. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.
    16. Gomes, Cláudia. "Prep-n-Go™: A new and fast extraction method for forensic blood samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017): e265-e266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.089
    17. Palomo-Díez, S.; Esparza-Arroyo, Á.; Gomes, C.; Rickards, O.; Velasco-Vázquez, J.; López-Parra, A.M.; Richer, C.B.; Martínez-Labarga, C.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Genetic characterization and determination of the number of individuals by molecular analysis in a prehistoric finding". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017) 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.187
    18. Gomes, Cláudia. "Phenotyping the ancient world: The physical appearance and ancestry of very degraded samples from a chalcolithic human remains". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017): e484- e486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.188
    19. Gomes, Cláudia. "A new strategy for a “direct” amplification of forensic samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017): e560-e561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.215
    20. Palomo-Díez, S.; Esparza-Arroyo, Á.; Velasco-Vázquez, J.; Gomes, C.; López-Parra, A.M.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "An unexpected case in the prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula: Biogeographical origin analysis through mitochondrial DNA". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017) 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.080
    21. Gomes, C.; López-Matayoshi, C.; Palomo-Díez, S.; López-Parra, A.M.; CuestaAlvaro, P.; Baeza-Richer, C.; Gibaja, J.F.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Presumptive tests: A substitute for Benzidine in blood samples recognition". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017) 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.213
    22. Palomo-Díez, S.; Gomes, C.; Esparza-Arroyo, Á.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Comparison of three comercial kits to the establishment of str genetic profiles on critical samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (2017): 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.082
    23. Palomo-Díez, S.; Gomes, C.; Martínez-Labarga, C.; Lelli, R.; Rickards, O.; VelascoVázquez, J.; Esparza-Arroyo, Á.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Sex molecular diagnosis on critical samples: Comparison of different methodologies". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017): e385-e387. 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.168
    24. S. Palomo-Díez; A.M. López-Parra; C. Gomes; C. Baeza-Richer; A. Esparza-Arroyo; E. Arroyo-Pardo. "Kinship analysis in mass graves: evaluation of the Blind Search tool of the Familias 3.0 Software in critical samples". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 (2015): e547-e550.
    25. C. Gomes; C. Magaña-Loarte; E. Dorado-Fernández; E. Ruiz-Mediavilla; I. Ramírez-González; S. Palomo-Díez; A.M. López-Parra; et al. "Study of medieval critical samples—a genetic approach to the study of the Mudejar Community". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 (2015): e193-e195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.078. 10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.078
    26. Gomes, Cláudia. "A maternity case with human remains from a XIII–XIV century burial at Uceda, Guadalajara, Central Spain". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 (2015): e10-e12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.005
    27. Gomes, Cláudia. "Study of medieval critical samples—a genetic approach to the study of the Mudejar Community". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 (2015): e193-e195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.078
    28. Palomo-Díez, S.; Gomes, C.; López-Parra, A. M.; Baeza-Richer, C.; Esparza-Arroyo, A.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Looking for a reliable criteria for the establishment of solid STR profiles using ancient critical samples from 3000 to 5000 years ago". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 (2015): e78-e80. 10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.032
    29. Gomes, C.; Palomo-Díez, S.; Roig, J.; López-Parra, A. M.; Baeza-Richer, C.; Esparza-Arroyo, A.; Gibaja, J.; Arroyo-Pardo, E.. "Nondestructive extraction DNA method from bones or teeth, true or false?". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5 (2015): e279-e282. 10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.111
    30. Pinto, N.; Magalhães, M.; Conde-Sousa, E.; Gomes, C.; Pereira, R.; Alves, C.; Gusmão, L.; Amorim, A.. "Assessing paternities with inconclusive STR results: The suitability of bi-allelic markers". Forensic Science International: Genetics 7 1 (2013): 16-21.. 10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.05.002
    31. Gomes, C.; Magalhaes, M.; Alves, C.; Amorim, A.; Pinto, N.; Gusmao, L.. "Comparative evaluation of alternative batteries of genetic markers to complement autosomal STRs in kinship investigations: Autosomal indels vs. Xchromosome STRs". International Journal of Legal Medicine 126 6 (2012): 917- 921. 10.1007/s00414-012-0768-5
    32. Magalhaes, M.; Pinto, N.; Gomes, C.; Pereira, R.; Amorim, A.; Alves, C.; Gusmão, L.. "When the alleged father is a close relative of the real father: The utility of insertion/deletion polymorphisms". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 3 1 (2011): e9-e10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2011.08.004
    33. Gomes, C.; Magalhães, M.; Amorim, A.; Alves, C.; Pinto, N.; Gusmão, L.. "How useful is your X in discerning pedigrees?". Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 3 1 (2011): e161-e162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2011.08.081

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    Tzi Bun NG
    Biochemistry University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    b021770@mailserv.cuhk.edu
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    Research Interest: Proteins and peptides of human, plant, bacterial and fungal origins with antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral activities such as defensins, cathelicidin and lactoferrin and their mechanisms of action; many novel proteins and peptides were discovered during the course of investigation, Parasitology, Molecular Biology and Immunology

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    Virginia Martins Carvalho
    Professor
    Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    vmcar@usp.br
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    Research Interest: Understanding the individual and collective impact on human of psychoactive drugs. Experimental animal models are used in neurobehavioral research. It is also my research interest translational studies, clinical studies about treatment of addiction and drug policy.

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    Pietro Paolo
    Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences Division of Forensic Medicine, Histology and Anatomy
    University of Naples Federico II
    Italy
    pipetron@unina.it
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    Research Interest: Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, Paleopathology, Human Osteology, Physical Anthropology, Dental Anthropology, Geoarchaeology, Taphonomy, Museology

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    Thambirajah Balachandra
    Associate Professor
    Pathology University of Manitoba
    Canada
    Thambirajah.Balachandra@gov.mb.ca
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    Research Interest: Arsenic Poisoning; Medico-Legal Death Investigation; Snow Mobile Deaths

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    Samah Fathy Ibrahim
    Assistant Professor
    Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology Department
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Greece
    samahibraheem@yahoo.com
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    Research Interest: Forensic medicine and clinical toxicology

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    Rafal Skowronek
    Department of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Toxicology
    University of Silesia in Katowice
    Poland
    rafal-skowronek@wp.pl
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    Research Interest: Forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic entomology, molecular biology

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    Sergio Avila Lins Bezerra Cavalcanti
    Health Collectively Department of Dentistry
    State University of Paraiba
    Brazil
    davila2407@hotmail.com
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    Research Interest: Major Area: Health Sciences / Area: Odontology. 

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    Dong Zhao
    Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science
    University of Political Science and Law
    China
    zhaodong99@hotmail.com
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    Research Interest: Forensic medicine and biological evidence.

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    Irena Zupanic Pajnic
    Assistant Professor
    Institute of Forensic Medicine
    University of Ljubljana
    Slovenia
    irena.zupanic@mf.uni-lj.si
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    Research Interest: Forensic Genetics

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    Victoria F Samanidou
    Professor
    Analytical Chemistry Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
    Greece
    samanidu@chem.auth.gr
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    Research Interest: Modern sample preparation techniques used in the development of validated HPLC and GC methods for the determination of inorganic and organic substances in samples of environmental interest, forensics, toxicology, food, biological and pharmaceuticals

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