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King's Forensics Symposium 2022

King’s Forensics is an academic grouping within the Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences (AEFS), with unique resource provided by three laboratories accredited to UKAS Quality Standard (ISO/IEC 17025). The City of London police accredited fingerprint laboratory joined the Drug Control Centre and DNA analysis @ King’s in 2020. King’s Forensics houses three further laboratories supporting research ranging from anti-doping science to forensic toxicology, scene-of-crime analysis to phenotypic identity, and drug-driving to wildlife poaching. Their research is known for its impact, and focuses on addressing some of the global analytical challenges presented to governments, the police and justice departments as well as to educators and service providers.

King’s Forensics, part of the Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences at King's, comprises five key research and teaching groups:

  • Forensic & Analytical Science
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Anti-doping Science
  • International Forensics
  • Digital Forensics & Cybercrime
This symposium showcases that research.


Plenary and Core sessions will be presented by international experts and researchers from King's Forensics with the theme 'Collaboration, Innovation and Impact'. Events will include lightning and poster presentations, updates from external partners and panel discussions, followed by prize giving.

In exploring this theme, they have speakers coming from across academia and the justice system with a focus on forensic science, as well as the potential impact of the scientific method in broader areas, such as anti-doping and the sexual exploitation of vulnerable people overseas.

The two-day programme will also bring together a panel to discuss their theme with panelists including a former Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, the Science and Justice lead from UKRI and the Forensic Science Regulator. Sessions will cover Forensic Genetics, Forensic Toxicology, Sports Doping, Forensic Biochemistry, Discovery, Digital, Environmental and Wildlife Crime.

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