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January

National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) a 22 -year-old non-profit organization that specializes in forensic training for law enforcement and military customers, is partnering with FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) to make a bigger impact in the field of forensic science.

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July 23-27, 2018 The International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) world-renowned for its research and education in the field of forensic science, in partnership with the National Forensic Science Technology Center, NFSTC, offer an opportunity to engage in a one-week hands-on Forensic Science/CSI Camp.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wells, Forensic entomologists with FIU and IFRI spent the recent holiday break educating forensic scientist in Dubai and assisting local investigators with a recent death.

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Chemistry professor and IFRI faculty member Dr. Bruce McCord was recently interviewed by News Medical Life Sciences for his upcoming talk on forensic epigenetics.

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February

The 70th Annual American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) 2018 meeting, held in Seattle was well attended. Researchers at FIU and new partners NFSTC were well represented through multiple research presentations and posters. Click for more in a Forensic Magazine report.

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Developed by FIU chemist Yi Xiao and her students in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, the rapid test for cocaine can be done in seconds. Samples will glow under blue light if cocaine is present.

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The upcoming 7th Annual Florida Forensic Science Symposium will be held on May 1-2, 2018. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due March 1, 2018. Contact Mrs. Tomassini: Phone-305-348-6211 Email- btomassi@fiu.edu for more information. Click the title to download a sample abstract.

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March

The application process for Fall 2018 is still open. Applications must be submitted by June 1st, 2018. Contact us at psmfs@fiu.edu for more information.

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Register online to attend the upcoming Promega Tech Tour on May 1st, 2018 @ FIU, Hosted by IFRI on the opening day of the 7th Annual Forensic Science Symposium.

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At the recent 70th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting Richard Gilliland and his professor IFRI's own Dr. Anthony DiCaprio were awarded best poster presentation in the Toxicology section.

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Dr. Nadja Schreiber Compo was recently invited to present her research teams' work on Alcohol and Witness Memory as part of the Drug-facilitated Crime in the 21st Century workshop at the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Conference.

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April

Dr. Casado Zapico, member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the International Forensic Research Institute was interviewed on Telemundo's morning show celebrating National DNA day. (Dia nacional del adn)

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Dr. Jose Almirall, director of the Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS), was interviewed for the cover article, "Academia teams with industry and government," of the March 2018 issue of Forensic Magazine.

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May

Please see links to active funding opportunites

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June

Project SEED student, Michelle Melo, always knew she had a passion for forensic science. She now credits part of her success to her days at FIU while working under Dr. Jose Almirall in IFRI.

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August

Professor Almirall of Chemistry and Biochemistry was recently appointed to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)‘s newly created Forensic Laboratory Needs Technology Working Group (FLN-TWG).

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