Renowned Doctor delivers Forensic Science talk at KGV

22nd February 2016

PhotoDr Jari Louhelainen PhD

Advanced Level Science students at King George V College attended a fascinating lecture by Dr Jari Louhelainen PhD. An Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Helsinki (Finland) and a Senior Lecturer of Molecular Biology at Liverpool’s John Moore’s University, Dr Louhelainen spoke on the use of genetic fingerprinting in forensics.

Course Leader for Biology, Ed Hillman said, “Dr Louhelainen gave a fantastic talk on the use of genetic fingerprinting in forensics.”

“In addition to highlighting potential future career options for our Biologists and Chemists, his talk also helped our second year biology students to consolidate the theory they have learnt on DNA profiling, in preparation for their upcoming exams.”

Dr Louhelainen, who has worked on cold cases across the world, explained to KGV Students about his current involvement in using bacterial DNA to identify the location of murder scenes. This could potentially be useful in solving murder cases disguised as suicide. He also outlined his role in the discovery of the real Jack the Ripper, through the use of novel analysis of DNA taken from a shawl found at the scene of Catherine Eddowes’ murder.


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