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7th National FORREST Conference 2011 (FORensic RESearch and Teaching)

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

29th June - 30th June 2011

Organised by the Higher Education Academy UK Physical Sciences Centre in conjunction with Nottingham Trent University.

The FORREST Conference is aimed at promoting and developing links between Higher Education and forensic science research. The conference will showcase some of the latest developments in forensic research and the teaching of the subject.


Keynote speakers
To include:

Dr B.M. de Rooij
Avans University, The Netherlands
Project Based Learning in early stages of a Bachelor Program in Forensic Science

Call for papers

A combination of presentations, posters and workshops are invited in order to provide delegates with an opportunity to learn and network with colleagues and some of the best forensic practitioners.

Offers of contributions for oral presentations (20mins); workshops (60mins) and poster presentations are welcomed on any topic relevant to research and education in forensic science. Of particular interest are novel techniques or developments of existing techniques, and submissions from post/undergraduate students.

A poster session and exhibition will be integral parts of the conference and poster contributions are particularly welcomed from students. There are reduced fee places available to students to attend as a day delegate if they have a poster presentation accepted and there will be prizes available for the best student posters.

Discounted registration fees are available for accepted speakers.

Format for contributions

Oral presentations: 15 minute papers plus 5 minutes discussion and questions.

Workshops: 60 minute interactive workshops with hands on activities and discussions. There will be laboratory space available for workshops. Please contact the conference organisers to discuss your requirements.

Posters: Posters may be displayed for the duration of the conference and should include leaflets with further information and contact details.

Demonstrations, displays of software, video etc.: Participants must provide their own equipment

Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be typed in Times New Roman 12pt and emailed as a Word attachment to by 11th February 2011.  

Abstracts should include: informative title; author(s); department(s); institution(s); contact email address(es) and indication of the type of contribution being offered.



Speaker registrations  11th March 2011
Early bird registrations  8th April 2011
Registrations 20th May

Further details are available:

Registration fees



Conference dinner