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FASE BOARD MEMBERS 2016-2018

Cristina Cattaneo

(President)

 

Italy

Cristina Cattaneo is forensic pathologist and anthropologist, currently full professor of Legal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and founder and director of LABANOF (Laboratorio di Antropologia e Odontologia Forense) at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute.  Cristina also teaches Anthropology at the Faculty of Sciences and Arts of the same University and is associate editor for the journal Forensic Science International and a member of the Swiss DVI (Disaster Victim Identification) team.

Eugénia Cunha

(Past President)

 

Portugal

Eugénia Cunha is a full professor at University of Coimbra since 2003. She acts as a National Consultant for Forensic Anthropology at the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portugal since 1997. Eugénia is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in the Physical Anthropology Section since 2002. She was nominated president of FASE in 2009. Her research interests cover age and sex estimation methods, skeletal pathologies and trauma analysis.

Eric Baccino

(Honorary President)

France

Eric Baccino is professor and head of the research laboratory of legal medicine and clinical toxicology at the Faculty of medicine, University of Montpellier (France). He is head of the medico-legal unit (clinical forensic medicine and pathology) at the University Hospital of Montpellier (CHU). His research interests and activities include clinical forensic medicine, forensic anthropology and identification.

Ann Ross

(Vice President)

USA

 

Ann H. Ross, Ph.D., D-ABFA, is a professor of Anthropology and Director of the Sciences Institute, North Carolina State University and Consults for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s and law enforcement agencies in North Carolina. Professor Ross has been committed to human rights and disaster work and has deployed to Bosnia after the Genocide, worked for a number of years for the Panamanian Truth Commission and is still the forensic anthropology expert for the Institute of Legal Medicine. Professor Ross has worked in Chile, helped identify deceased after Hurricane Katrina and US Citizens who perished in the Haiti Earthquake.

 

Tony Fracasso

(Treasurer)

Switzerland

Tony Fracasso is a forensic pathologist, professor of Legal Medicine at the University of Geneva. He is the head of the Forensic medicine and pathology unit of the University center of Legal Medicine, Lausanne-Geneva.

Pascal Adalian

(Board Member)

 

France

Pascal ADALIAN is a Professor and head of the Department of Physical Anthropology of Aix-Marseilles University. He is the Director of the MSc in Physical Anthropology at the Faculty of Medicine in Marseilles, and is certified judiciary expert in Forensic Anthropology. He has collaborated for many years with the Forensic Medicine Department of Marseilles, for which he acts as an external consultant. His research interests and activities cover forensic anthropology, corpse identification and methodological approaches for biological profiling. He also specifically develops methods concerning age estimation of very young juvenile skeletons. 

Elena Kranioti

(Board Member)

Greece/UK

Elena Kranioti is a medical doctor, graduate of the University of Crete (2003) and a certified Forensic Pathologist (2007) in Greece. In 2007 she was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Natural History Museum in Spain, within the framework of EVAN, a European training network with focus on Virtual Anthropology and Geometric-Morphometrics. In 2009 she completed her PhD at the University of Crete and in 2010 she was appointed as a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently Director of the MSc program in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, founding member of the Edinburgh Forensic Radiology and Anthropology Imaging Centre (EFRAIC) and the Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology (EUFA) research group. She also runs the only modern bone histology lab in the UK. She acts as an external consultant for the Department of Forensic Sciences at the University of Crete and the Division of Forensic Pathology of the Ministry of Justice in Crete, mainly for cases of heavily decomposed and/or skeletonized remains that require identification and for trauma related cases. Her research focuses on virtual methods of biological profiling, trauma analysis, bone biomechanics and sorting commingled remains, among others. 

Zuzana Obertová

(Board Member)

Slovakia

Zuzana Obertová is a biological/forensic anthropologist with doctorates in biological anthropology and palaeoanthropology from the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen (Germany), and in Community Health from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) . From 2008 to 2010 she was employed as a research fellow at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Düsseldorf (Germany) working on the international EU-funded project ‘Age estimation and identification of juvenile victims’. Currently, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Milan (Italy) on a project concerning dating of trauma healing.  She is the assistant editor of the journal Forensic Science International. Her research and teaching interests include forensic anthropology, human osteology, and trauma and disease patterns in past and present populations. 

Anja Petaros

(Board Member)

Croatia

Anja Petaros, MD works at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminalistics, Rijeka University School of Medicine, Croatia, where she set up the department's anthropological laboratory and works as a research assistant and resident in forensic medicine (in charge of forensic anthropology cases). Her research and teaching interests include virtual anthropology, sexual dimorphism, skeletal trauma, paleopathology and forensic taphonomy. She is the online-publishing editor of the medico-historical journal AMHA. 

 

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Hans H. de Boer

 

Netherlands

Hans H. de Boer received his physical anthropological research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. George Maat, which cumulated in a PhD on the use of histology in skeletonized human remains in 2014. He started his pathology residency in 2013, and has developed a special interest in the testing and development of forensic methodology in medicine, with emphasis on the assessment of elapsed time after trauma. For this, he collaborates closely with the Netherlands Forensic Institute, the Co van Ledden Hulseboch Centre for Forensic Research and various Universities abroad. He teaches physical anthropology and supervises Master theses of forensic, archaeological and medical students at the Leiden University and the Academic Medical Centre. He is a member of the Dutch Disaster Victim Identification team and provides occasional consultation services to the Netherlands Forensic Institute.

Miguel Botella

Spain

Miguel Botella is archeologist and physical anthropologist, PhD in Medicine and Full professor  of Physical and forensic Anthropology at the Fac. of  Medicine, University of Granada (Spain). Member of the Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Physical Anthropology . Founder and director  of  the Laboratorio de Antropología at the same university.  Coordines the  MSc in Physical and Forensic Anthropology in Granada since 2006. Teaches Physical and Forensic Anthropology at the studies in Medicine, Biology, Social Anthropology, Archeology and Criminology. His actual research interest and activities are Physical Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology and  Paleopatology.

Yalcin Büyük

 

Turkey

Yalçın Büyük, graduated from Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul in 1996, and earned his specialty in Forensic Medicine in 2003 at the Council of Forensic Medicine, Ministry of Justice. He worked as chief of Forensic Osteology and Odontology Division of Mortuary Department of the Council of Forensic Medicine. His research focuses on DVI, osteotrauma, and craniofacial identification. He gained his associate professorship in forensic medicine in 2011. He is currently the president of the Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey.

Philippe Lefèvre

 

Belgium

 Philippe Lefèvre is Emeritus Professor in human anatomy, C-Fase honoris causa and guest professor at the Belgian Royal Academic College (Forensic Anthropology Section) under the auspices of the College de France. He is currently a research associate in the Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis – Forensic Anthropology Unit (L.A.B.O) at the Faculty of Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also works on different skeletal collections at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. He is an expert in forensic anthropology for the DVI Belgium and for the Medico-Legal Institute Hainaut-Namur (Belgium). He is a reviewer for the Journal of Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy, La Revue de Médecine Légale, Austin Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology et les Comptes rendus de Biologie. Osteology, morphology, identification methods, 3D bone reconstruction, estimation of age with histological methods, estimation of age in the living and estimation of the stature are his favorite fields of research.

Niels Lynnerup

 

Denmark

Niels Lynnerup, Professor of Forensic Anthropology, is head of the Unit of Forensic Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research comprises both the living (photogrammetry, gait analyses) as well as the dead (paleodemography, stable isotopes, CT-scanning and 3D visualisation techniques). Niels Lynnerup is Editor-in-Chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Forensic Science and co-editor of the Journal of Paleopathology.

Maryna Steyn

 

South Africa

Professor Maryna Steyn is a Biological Anthropologist who initially qualified as a medical doctor in 1983 (University of Pretoria) and subsequently obtained a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1994. As a specialist in human skeletal remains, she consults to the South African Police Service on decomposed and skeletonized human remains and holds an accreditation as forensic anthropologist from FASE. She conducts research on human remains from forensic contexts and archaeological sites, focusing on skeletal identification and palaeopathology. She has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals, as well as several book chapters. She is co-author of the book “The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine” which appeared in August 2013. M. Steyn is a member of the editorial board of Forensic Science International and was the director of the Forensic Anthropology Research Centre (FARC) at UP until 2015. She is currently the Head of School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.

 

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