Last week, DNA Legal’s forensic toxicologist, Dr. Salah E. Breidi was invited by The Rotary Club in Frome, Somerset to give an insight of forensic science to the local community. The Rotary Club is a charity based in Frome that works with different international communities to bring people together creating a positive, long-lasting change in communities around the world.
The main topic discussed during the afternoon was Death Estimation and Entomology; this involves the use of insects to determine the causes, time and place of the crime. Dr. Breidi demonstrated how body fluids and other samples such as insects can be used in the toxicology testing. An example of this is testing the digestive tract of the body for flesh feeding insects to see if the body had been exposed to drugs. Dr. Breidi also offered a 15 minute Q&A session giving the members of the club the opportunity to discuss the topic.
DNA Legal have been involved in forensic toxicology and forensic science since 2004, and offer forensic testing in human and non human fluids and tissues. More recently, we’re being asked to handle extremely important cases due to our unique expert witness reports and the ability to make science simple. The entire team at DNA Legal focuses on providing the highest level of service from the quality of care, expert advice and educating their clients.
DNA Legal’s partnership with Eurofins’s Laboratory offers the benefit of a global organisation with over 150,000 analytical methods at 200 sites in 40 countries. This means we constantly validate cutting edge technology to ensure we use the most detailed testing service possible.
DNA Legal can provide tailored talks and webinars to your local community, scientific bodies and national events on many areas including forensic science, DNA, drug and alcohol testing. If you are interested in finding out more about how DNA Legal can help you with your forensic science cases please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 4243 470.