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Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore have the pleasure to invite you to the International Symposium on Molecular Forensic: Emerging Trends organized under the auspices of UHS and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). The Symposium will take place in the Shams Auditorium of the UHS on 29th May 2014.

The symposium is dedicated to the field of molecular forensic and all associated fields. The main topics cover biogeographics of Y, X and autosomal DNA, mtDNA in forensic identification, genetic variations in humans, non-human DNA forensics and molecular ancestry.

Arrival and Registration

Registration will take place at UHS reception area and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday 29th May, 2014 0800 – 0900
Please direct all general enquiries to the helpful staff at the registration desk.

Catering
Refreshments and lunch will be served during the breaks in the catering area.

Delegate Badges
For security purposes, badges must be worn during the whole Symposium. Each participant will receive a badge at the registration desk.

Internet Access
Wi-Fi internet access is available to all participants free of charge.

Language
The official language will be English.

List of participants

Kindly confirm your particulars. If your name is missing or if there is any other error, please email at: forensic@uhs.edu.pk. So that correct information can be printed on your certificates. Kindly note that certificates will be issued to only those participants who will mark their attendance in the Symposium on 29th May, 2014. Looking forward to see you all in UHS Lahore on May 29, 2014.

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Message Board
Messages and news for participants will be displayed on a message board at registration.

Mobile Phones
Mobile phones must be switched off, or set to a non-audible alert before entering the Auditorium.

Smoking
Smoking is only allowed in the designated areas.

Certificate of Attendance
Each participant will receive Certificate of Attendance at the end of the Symposium.

Contact Secretariat
Department of Forensic Sciences,
University of Health Sciences
Khayaban-e-Jamia Punjab
Lahore-54600
Pakistan

E-mail: forensic@uhs.edu.pk
Ph: 042-99231304-09 Ext: 342
UAN: 111-33-33-66 Ext: 342
Fax: 042-99230870

Scientific Programme

Thursday, 29th May

0900-0905

Recitation from the Holy Quran

0905-0915

Welcome

Maj. Gen. ® Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam

Vice-Chancellor UHS Lahore

0915-0945

National Keynote Speaker

Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Suddle

0945-1015

Keynote Speaker

Dennis McNevin

Assistant Professor of Forensic Studies at the University of Canberra

1015-1030

Address by the Chief Guest

1030-1100

Tea Break

1100-1150

Kyoung-Jin Shin

Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Seoul., Korea

1150-1215

National Speaker

1215-1300

Mannis van Oven

Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus MC

University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1300-1400

Lunch Break

1400-1450

Oscar Lao

Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus MC

University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1450-1520

Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Tahir

Director General, Punjab Forensic Science Agency, Lahore

1520-1600

Questions & Answers

1600

Refreshment

Lectures

  1. Study of genetic variation of Human Populations with reference to forensic context
  2. National Speaker Talk (will be updated soon)
  3. Next generation squencing: coming to a forensic laboratory near you
  4. Utility of mtDNA in Forensic Identification
  5. National Speaker Talk (will be updated soon)
  6. Genetic markers in forensics: biogeographic aspects of mitochondrial, Y-chromosomal and autosomal DNA
  7. National Speaker Talk (will be updated soon)

Speakers

Kyoung-Jin Shin

Prof. Shin received his D.D.S. Degree in Dentistry in 1992 at Yonsei University. He earned his M.S. Degree in Forensic Odontology at Yonsei University in 1999, and started teaching as a faculty of Dept. of Forensic Medicine at Yonsei University from 2000. He received his Ph.D. in 2002 in Forensic Genetics at Yonsei University. Now, he is Professor of the Forensic Medicine Department.

He has intensely worked on forensic odontology and forensic genetics especially dealing with old skeletal remains. Also, he has participated in many national projects including tracing casualties from Korean War through DNA typing, genetic analysis of a mummy from a medieval tomb, SNP study for human identification and so on. Prof. Shin's work in the area of forensic genetics and mtDNA phylogeny has led to the development of a web-based forensic bioinformatics resource, mtDNAmanager (http://mtmanager.yonsei.ac.kr), bringing his talent to soft computing. He is also interested in the development of an expert system which will facilitate the interpretation of DNA profiles obtained from highly degraded samples.

Dennis McNevin

Dennis began his professional life as an engineer and a high school science teacher. He then obtained a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, specialising in biological nutrient removal from waste water and air.

His academic career has been diverse with three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University studying molecular plant physiology and two years as a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney.

In 2003, he began his current romance with forensic science as a postdoctoral fellow in the Australian Federal Police Forensic Services laboratory in Canberra. He took up a position as Assistant Professor of Forensic Studies at the University of Canberra in 2007.

Dennis' research is broadly focussed on forensic genetics. That is, the use of genetics to enhance the value of DNA as forensic evidence. This includes the extraction of DNA from difficult substrates (bone, hair, degraded tissue), discrimination between different species based on their DNA, the prediction of phenotype from genotype and differentiation of human populations according to their biogeographical ancestry. He is also broadly interested in the use of so called next generation sequencing for forensic purposes.

Dennis has delivered forensic biology training courses, on behalf of the Australian Federal Police, for members of the Indonesian National Police, the Royal Thai Police, the Iraqi Police Services and Pakistan Forensic Science Agencies.

Oscar Lao

Oscar Lao did his PhD in Health & Life Sciences from Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain in 2004. His topic was “Natural history of mendelian and complex diseases in human populations”. He did a postdoc at the National Forensic Institute, The Netherlands on topics of “Estimation of ancestry proportions in different populations” and “Definition of sets of ancestry informative markers”. He joined Department of Forensic Molecular Biology at Erasmus

University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as a senior scientist and is currently working there. His research interests include Estimation of demographic and selective parameters in human populations using whole-genome SNP &

sequence data, Implementation of Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC), Development of new algorithms for detecting population substructure, Development of new statistics for quantifying phenotype-genotype covariation at a population level.

Mannis van Oven

Mannis van Oven did his BSc and MSc in Biotechnology with a medical specialization from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He did his MSc thesis at the Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus MC-University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Department of Forensic Molecular Biology at Erasmus

University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is the author of many publications in journals of international repute on topics of population genetics and variations.

Sponsors



Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
www.hec.gov.pk



University of Health Sciences Lahore
www.uhs.edu.pk

Registration

Fill in the enclosed registration form and send it by email to:

forensic@uhs.edu.pk

Last date for registration is 20th May, 2014.

( Download Form)

Accommodation

UHS will provide accommodation only to invited speakers. However, there are different hotels and guest houses available with rent ranging from PKR 500 to PKR 20000 (US$ 5 to US$ 200) per night stay. Some of the hotels are:

Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore

http://www.pchotels.com/PCHL/

Avari Hotel Lahore

http://www.avari.com/property/avari-lahore/

Hotel One Lahore

http://www.hotelone.com.pk

Best Western Lahore

http://www.bestwesternlahore.com

Sun Fort Hotel Lahore

http://www.sunforthotel.com

Park Plaza Lahore

http://www.parkplaza.com/lahore-hotel-pk-54000/paklaho

Venue

The Symposium will take place in Shams Auditorium, University of Health Sciences Lahore. The university is situated just few minutes away from the historical city centre.

Department of Forensic Sciences
University of Health Sciences Lahore
Khayaban-e-Jamia Punjab,
Lahore-54600
Phone: +92-42-99231304-09; Ext:342
UAN: 111-33-33-66
Fax: +92-42-99230870


About Lahore

Lahore is the second largest metropolitan city of Pakistan and the capital of the Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province. With a rich cultural history spanning over a millennium, it is the main culture centre of Pakistan and sometimes called as City of Gardens, due to the presence of historical gardens. It remains the economic, political, transportation, entertainment and educational hub of the country. It is well connected nationally and internationally through airlines, railways and buses.

Historic structures such as the Badhsahi Mosque (Royal Mosque), the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, the Mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan, Chauburji Gate and the Walled City are some of the major attractions that make Lahore as one of the best tourist destination. Lahore Zoo, thought to be the fourth oldest in the world is also situated in the city. Lahore has always been a centre for publications, where 80 percent of Pakistan's books are published and remains the foremost centre of literary, educational and cultural activity in Pakistan. Lahore museum, University of the Punjab, Government College University, University of Health Sciences and King Edward Medical University are some of the internationally renowned educational institutes in the city.

Lahore Fort
Food Streat
Badshahi Mosque
Shalamar Gardens

Participant’s Fee

PKR 500
The fee includes tea/coffee break, lunch and all symposium materials.

The fee may be paid by bank transfer or cash at the registration on site.

PAYMENT METHODS
Cash
The fee can be paid directly at the registration. Due to limited number of seats available, participation must be confirmed latest by 25th May, 2014
Only Pakistani Rupees currency will be accepted.

Credit card or cheque payments NOT available

Bank Transfer

A/c No. : 08177361401
A/c Title: Allah Rakha
Standard Chartered Bank

If Several participants come from the same organization/place, they may send their fees in a single payment to reduce bank charges. Please include the list of participants in such cases.

For any queries, please contact us on email:

forensic@uhs.edu.pk

Timetable

Thursday, 29th May 2014

0800 – 0900 Registration
0900 Welcome
0915 - 1030 Lectures
1030 – 1100 Tea/Coffee break
1100 – 1300 Lectures
1300 – 1400 Lunch Break
1400 – 1520 Lectures
1520 – 1600 Question & Answers
1600 Refreshment

Transport

University of Health Sciences Lahore is easily accessible from Lahore International Airport, Lahore Railway Station and Lahore City Bus Terminal as well as Daewoo Bus Terminal. Taxi cabs and autos are easily available round the clock. For invited speakers, transportation will be provided by UHS while participants can arrange the transportation of their choice on their own, upon arrival.

Committees

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Maj. Gen. ® Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam
Vice-Chancellor, UHS Lahore

Prof. Dr. Junaid Sarfaraz Khan
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UHS Lahore

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Tahir
Director General, Punjab Forensic Sciences Agency Lahore

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dr. Allah Rakha, PhD
Head, Department of Forensic Sciences, UHS Lahore

Dr. Haroon Hussain, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, UHS Lahore

Dr. Muhammad Israr, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, UHS Lahore

SERVICES OF IT AND AUDIO-VISIAL AID
Mr. Faisal Amin
Director IT
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Mr. Muhammad Atif
Director, Media & Publications
ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Mr. Ijaz Hussain
Coordination Officer
Ph #: 042-99231304-09 Ext. 319
Mobile #: +92 301 4693032

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List of Participants

Kindly confirm your particulars. If your name is missing or if there is any other error, please email at: forensic@uhs.edu.pk. So that correct information can be printed on your certificates. Kindly note that certificates will be issued to only those participants who will mark their attendance in the Symposium on 29th May, 2014. Looking forward to see you all in UHS Lahore on May 29, 2014.

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