Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Dept. the Faculty of Science AAUP held a scientific seminar about “Biological forensic analysis” its importance & DNA usage, presented by the Lecturer Mr. Mahmoud Abed, a Consultant working with the UN Office for Drugs and Crime, also a Specialist in Biological Forensic Analysis and Head of Life Sciences Dept. at the Canadian Police Foundation, Quebec Region, Canada
The seminar was attended by Faculty members, administrative staff, and university students, where Dr. Firas Al-Batta opened the seminar and assured the importance of this seminar.
Mr. Abed said: “Forensic science is one of the leading applied sciences in the service of human community to help achieve justice, especially Forensic Biology \ Forensic Sciences. This specialty has evolved over the past years, especially in terms of DNA forensics with the development of genetic material technology.
He added that What makes this genetic material unique is that it is different from person to person except for similar twins, where many criminal cases were solved from vital analysis of this genetic material.
During his visit to Palestine, Palestinian Forensic Research Labs & Life Sciences and Biotechnology Dept. have agreed to build future partnership between Mr. Mahmoud Abed to add courses related to theoretical and practical forensic research in life sciences specialty. also send students for practical training in local forensic research laboratories and international academic laboratories involved in this field.
It is worth mentioning, Mr. Abed holds a Bachelor degree in Life Sciences and Technology from University of Ottawa in Canada, Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Waterloovy in Canada, and a specialist in vital forensic within the Royal Police Service. In 2014, Mr. Abed worked with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as an international consultant for Canadian-funded forensic training program for the Palestinian Criminal Medicine Laboratory to build the justice system in Palestine.