Expanding Horizons of Anatomy: Knowing the Unknown

Dear Delegates,

The theme of the CME for upcoming 68th NATCON of ASI is "Expanding Horizons of Anatomy: Knowing the Unknown".

In this CME the experts from various fields like Forensic Anthropology, Facial Anthropology, and DNA fingerprinting will talk about different methods that aid us in identification and help us understand the stories of those that are unable to speak for themselves.

Forensic anatomy is an emerging branch which facilitates the analysis of human remains to establish identity. It helps to investigate criminal activities in incidents involving suspicious deaths. It also helps to identify victims of mass disaster and analyse the remains uncovered during the excavations.

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropology is a special sub-field of physical anthropology (the study of human remains) that involves applying skeletal analysis and techniques to determine who died, how they died, and how long ago they died.

Facial Anthropology

Facial Anthropology is the process of recreating.the face of an individual from their skeletal remains using hi-tech software. Through this technique "alive" facial features are created by placing soft tissue thicknesses over theunderlying bony skull.

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA fingerprinting is a laboratory technique used to establish a link between biological evidence and a suspect in a criminal investigation. A DNA sample taken from a crime scene is compared with a DNA sample from a suspect.DNA fingerprinting is also used to establish paternity.

We believe it will be a virtual retreat for all of you to look at the wonders of Anatomy from a different perspective which may aid your own research pursuits with unique ideas or help you establish extension units at your department in these areas.

Meet The Speakers

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Dr. K. Thangaraj

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics,

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Dr. Kewal Krishan

Professor and former Chair
Department of Anthropology
(UGC Centre of Advanced Study)
Punjab University, Chandigarh

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Dr. Tobias Houlton

Lecturer in Forensic Art & Facial Imaging
Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification
University of Dundee, UK

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Dr. Julieta Gomez Garcia-Donas

Lecturer in Forensic/Physical Anthropology
Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification
University of Dundee, UK

Anil Aggrawal

Professor Anil Aggrawal

Former Head, Department of Forensic Medicine,
Maulana Azad Medical College,

Dr Tanuj Kanchan

Professor Tanuj Kanchan

Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine,
AIIMS Jodhpur, Rajasthan