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Adriana Oliva, Argentina
Adriana Oliva, Argentina

 Adriana Oliva, Dr Biological Sciences

Laboratorio de Entomologia forense
Museo argentino de Ciencias naturales
Av. A. Gallardo 470
C1405DJR Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA
Phone: +54-11-4982-8370 line 168

Adriana Oliva is an Insect taxonomist by training, but works mainly on forensic Entomology now. She took her Doctor's degree at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1988; her thesis reviewing a genus of Hydrophilidae (silver water beetles) in Argentina received the maximum qualification. In 1989 she became a Career Researcher of the CONICET (Consejo nacional de Investigaciones cientificas y tecnologicas = National Council for Scientific and Technological Research), working at the Museo argentino de Ciencias naturales (MACN) (= argentinian Museum of nat. Sci). In 1993 she began to perform experiments on insect samples from autopsies at the federal morgue. In 1994, the MACN created the Laboratorio de Entomologia forense and nominated Adriana Oliva as Chief (a purely honorary nomination). Interest in forensic entomology had been awakened by a notorious case (conscript Carrasco). Thereafter, the number of expert opinions requested per year soared from two (1993) to as much as 44 from the federal experts plus six from provincial courts (1999). Some work is being done on myiasis (maggots attacking tissues of living persons or animals). In 2003, collaboration with the Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de Tandil (Universidad del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires) was initiated, to try forensic entomology as a tool against cattle rustling.

Adriana Oliva has published several papers on forensic entomology and allied subjects since 1997, contributed chapters in "Tanatologia e Entomologia forense" (J. Paulete Vanrell & J.A. Paulete Scaglia Eds; Editora Universidade de Pernambuco, 2002); also published a number of papers on taxonomy and bionomics of Hydrophiloidea (silver water beetles and their immediate relatives), and described 40 species new to science. Teaching has ranged from graduate courses for biologists, rated assistant professor (ad honorem) for the duration of each course, through forensic entomology classes for the graduate course in Legal Medicine at the UBA, as invited professor (since 1995), and for several other graduate courses on legal medicine, forensic entomology modules for graduate courses on applied entomology and veterinarian legal medicine, to a course for the Police of Misiones province (1999).

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Douglas  Cross, UK
Douglas Cross, UK

 Douglas Cross, BSc, CBiol, MIBiol, EurProBiol.
Environmental Analyst and Forensic Ecologist
Brompton Regis
Somerset TA22 9NJ, UK

Contacts: Tel/fax +44 1398 371305
Email: Doug(at)

Doug is a freelance forensic ecologist and that rare beast in science, an expert generalist. He is at home in a wide range of disciplines, and works as an environmental Team Leader and Expert Witness for Clients and Agencies around the world.

His work deals with the analysis of environmental evidence in trials, especially in actions involving the social and ecological effects of water pollution and the disturbance of river hydraulics. His Court appearances are rare, as most actions are withdrawn or settled out of court once his analyses are disclosed. He also prepares forensic audits of the compliance of sectoral developments with the complex legislative frameworks designed to protect people and the environment. Most of this work is in public health and the water, power, and oil industries This sometimes hazardous work has resulted in the fundamental restructuring of some of the world's largest development projects - his background as a martial arts Instructor has not always been of purely theoretical relevance!

In the UK, Doug lectures to University students, professional biologists and legal audiences on forensic ecology and environmental analysis. He is particularly concerned with the ethical, legal and human rights aspects of state-imposed environmental legislation. Hs legal analysis of water fluoridation now forms the foundation of vigorous challenges to the British Government's attempt to enforce nation-wide fluoridation without consent.

He is currently a member of the Department of Health's Committee on Toxicity, investigating the medical effects of Britain's worst ever water-poisoning incident, in 1988. His appointment is the result of his original pro bono work establishing community-based data salvage to preserve environmental evidence deliberately ignored by the Public Authorities.

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Benjamin Swift, UK
Benjamin Swift, UK

 Benjamin Swift, MB, Chb, MD

Forensic Pathology Unit
Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
United Kingdom

Dr. Swift is a Specialist Registrar in Forensic Pathology at the Forensic Pathology Unit, University of Leicester, U.K. He has published widely in peer-review journals and has authored several book chapters. His main areas of interest are forensic taphonomy and the use of radiological techniques in postmortem examinations.

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Stavroula A. Papadodima, Greece
Stavroula A. Papadodima, Greece

 Stavroula A. Papadodima, BiolD, MD, PhD

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,
School of Medicine, University of Athens
M. Asias 75, 115 27 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +302107462431
Fax: +302107706868

Dr Stavroula Papadodima was born in 1972. She graduated from the School of Biology of the University of Athens in 1994 and from the School of Medicine of the same University in 2001. She got her doctorate on “Alcohol and other psychoactive substances in Vehicle Traffic Accidents” in 2001. In 2004, she joined the same University as a Lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. She teaches pre- and post-graduated students and doctors on forensic medicine and toxicology, as well as on medical ethics. She has several publications in various International and National journals and books.

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Qian Liu, China
Qian Liu, China

 Qian Liu,

Faculty of forensic medicine,
Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
No.13, Hangkong road, Qiaokou district,
Wuhan, P.R.China
Post code: 430030
Phone: 86+27+83692649
Fax: 86+27+83692638

Dr. Liu was born in Wuhan in 1980. She graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology as a Bachelor of clinical medicine in 2003. In 2009, she got Doctor’s degree in forensic medicine and joined the same university as a teacher and also a medical examiner in the Department of Forensic Medicine. She has done research on pstmortem interval estimation and poisoning deaths in China. Dr. Liu is also interested in the synergistic reaction of two poisons.

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Avneesh Gupta, USA
Avneesh Gupta, USA

 Avneesh Gupta, MD

Deputy Medical Examiner Cochise County
United Pathology Ltd
75 Colonia De Salud # 200D
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-2486
Tel: (520) 417-4512, (520) 459-1984

Dr. Avneesh Gupta is a Forensic Pathologist, working as a Deputy Medical Examiner at Cochise County, Arizona. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India from 1992-1998. He qualified as a forensic pathologist from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India from 1999-2002 with honors. His landmark thesis on "Cranial Cerebral Damage In Fatal Road Traffic Accidents With Special Reference to Circle Of Willis" can be accessed by clicking here. In 2004 -2005, he completed Forensic Pathology fellowship at Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office in Detroit, Michigan. During his Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, he was awarded a prestigious College of American Pathology Foundation Conference Travel Award 2008 for attending 2008 Advancing Practice, Instruction and Innovation through Informatics conference. He is associated with Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology as a journal associate, writer and book reviewer. He can be contacted at During his spare time, he enjoys meeting friends and traveling.

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Dr. Rohit, Singapore
Rohit, Singapore

 Rohit, MD

National University Hospital (S) Pte Ltd,
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119074
Tel: +6584211917; +6596170327

Dr Rohit graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India and went on to do his post-graduation in Forensic Medicine from the same college. He continued as a senior resident and did his thesis on 'Estimation of post mortem interval based upon changes in vitreous humor beta carotene, vitamin E and electrolytes'. He joined Singapore health system in 2008 and is currently working in Forensic Psychiatry department in National University Hospital, Singapore. Dr Rohit is associated with Anil Aggrawal's internet journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology and is an importance resource person for the journal. In his leisure time, he likes playing soccer and spending time with friends.. He can be contacted at

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Viswakanth Bhagavathula, India
Viswakanth Bhagavathula, India

 Viswakanth Bhagavathula, MD

Dr.Viswakanth Bhagavathula MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
P.K Das Institute of Medical Sciences
Vaniamkulam, Kerala, 679522
Tel : +919744525554
Email :

Dr.Viswakanth Bhagavathula is the son of Dr. Bhavathula Venugopala Rao an International Anatomist. He completed his MBBS Graduation in 2009 from Father Muller Medical College, India and specialized in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology in 2014 from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences India. He dedicated himself to take up Forensic Medicine as the subject of first choice right from his under graduation days. He did his thesis on cranial suture closure at autopsy during his MD tenure. As a post graduate he published 10 articles in 2013. He has interest in all areas of the subject and his quest for knowledge continues. He can be contacted at

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