Forensic Scientist Micahel Sandholzer to speek at St. Lawrence University Apirl 28, 29 at St. Lawrence University in Canton
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:22 am

CANTON -- Forensic scientist Michael Sandholzer will speak at St. Lawrence University April 28 and 29 about analysis of burned human remains to support forensic and archaeological investigations and the challenges of identifying victims of genocide and mass disasters.

The lectures, free and open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29 in Carnegie Hall room 010.

Sandholzer’s current research at the Medical Research Council in Oxford, United Kingdom focuses on the application of high-resolution imaging, real-time analytical methods and synchrotron radiation in biomedical and forensic research.

The talk on April 28 is titled “Evidence from the Ashes: The Analysis of Burned Human Remain,” on the effect of fire on the human skeleton and the identification process.

The talk on April 29, “To Know Where the Lie: Identifying the Victims of Genocide and Mass Disasters,” is on biological and chemical methods used in identification and trends in disaster victim identification. Info: Department of Anthropology, 229-5106.