Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 6th International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology (10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Houston, Texas, USA.

Day 1 :

Forensic Research 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Yoshiaki Omura photo
Biography:

Yoshiaki Omura received Oncological Residency training at Cancer Institute of Columbia University & Doctor of Science Degree through research on Pharmaco-Electro-Physiology of Single Cardiac Cells in-vivo and in-vitro from Columbia Uni.. He researched EMF Resonance phenomenon between 2 identical molecules for non-invasive detection of molecules, at Graduate Experimental Physics Dept., Columbia Uni., for which he received U.S. patent. He is also the creator of Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. He published over 280 original research articles, many chapters, & 9 books. He is currently Adjunct Prof. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; President & Prof. of Int’l College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics, NY; Editor in Chief, Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, Int’l Journal of Integrative Medicine, (indexed by 17 major int’l Indexing Periodicals); Formerly, he was also Adjunct Prof. or Visiting Prof. in Universities in USA, France, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, & China

Abstract:

Although there are many mass murders in different parts of the world, there was no simple method of detecting who would be a potential mass murderer. We found simple non-invasive quick methods of screening potential mass murderers. At Pupin Laboratory of Graduate Experimental Physics Department of Columbia University, while repeating Pupin’s electro-magnetic field resonance phenomenon between 2 identical LC Resonance circuits, the author discovered highly sensitive electro-magnetic field resonance phenomenon between 2 identical molecules with identical amount that can be detected by using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test without  using oscilloscope and the method was successfully used for imaging of outline of internal organs & non-invasive detection of many molecules including neurotransmitters, bacteria, viruses, fungi, Asbestos, Hg, Pb, Al, other toxic substances, and various cancers. For this method, US Patent was given in 1993 under the name of “Bi-Digital O-Ring Test for imaging & diagnosis of internal organs.” Using this method, from facial photograph, not only can we detect various malignancies appearing as visible deep-crease or disappearance of some eyebrow hairs or invisible abnormalities on part of the lips, but we also found by evaluation of Pupils of both eyes of well-known mass murderers that we can screen potential mass murderers by detecting the following common abnormalities: 1) Markedly reduced Acetylcholine level of less than 1ng BDORT unit (normal average range of 500~2500ng). Sufficient amount of the Acetylcholine is essential for normal brain function, but when it is below 1ng, the brain cannot function normally & can develop memory problems & trouble concentrating. 2) Markedly increased β-Amyloid (1-42) of over 6ng BDORT unit (normal value is less than 4ng). When β-Amyloid (1-42) is increased over 7.5ng BDORT units, it is range of Alzheimer’s Disease. Therefore, anything over 6ng is indication of abnormal condition of the brain. Our recent study indicated that in the presence of increased HPV-16 viral infection, incidence of malignancy increases and β-Amyloid (1-42) also increases. Its significant increase is often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. 3) Markedly reduced DHEA of less than 0.5ng BDORT unit (normally 10~135ng). Since reduction of Adrenal Cortex Hormone, DHEA (which helps to maintain balance among other hormonal systems), its reduction creates many medical problems. 4) Existence of significant bacterial, viral, fungal, or mixed infections, including significant viral infection of Human Papilloma Virus type 16 (known as HPV-16). Often, significant HPV-16 viral infection was found in various cancers & Alzheimer’s disease. 5) Co-existence of addictive drugs (heroin, marijuana, etc.). Some of the mass murderers have taken addictive drugs. 6) Some mass murderers wear dentures with strong BDORT negative (-12) artificial teeth and its supporting system & some of them develop headaches & brain tumors. Most of the mass murderers had BDORT negative response of (-10)~(-12) in both Pupils & Ear Lobules of each ear also become (-10)~(-12). If Pupils are normal, screening takes only a few minutes. Therefore, to save time, we examine ear lobules 1st by BDORT. If it is normal, the person is considered normal. Above abnormalities can be improved by safe, effective treatments using optimal dose of Vitamin D3 with or without additional compatible DHEA or Taurine. Since optimal dose of Vitamin D3 can increase Acetylcholine and DHEA levels significantly and reduce β-Amyloid (1-42) and has a significant beneficial effect of urinary excretion of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxic substances into urine, including HPV-16. The introduction of this screening system is urgently needed in today’s society. Potential mass murderers can be preventable by early detection and treatment, which can convert them to safe, productive members of society

Keynote Forum

Anthony J Fischetto

Alpha Omega Counseling Center, USA

Keynote: “Believe me i’m not lying” the issues of malingering and deception in mental health patients

Time : 11:30-12:10

Forensic Research 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Anthony J Fischetto photo
Biography:

Fischetto is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in Forensic Psychology. He has been doing forensic evaluations for over 25 years and has conducted thousands ofevaluations. He is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology with the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Dr. Fischetto is also an adjunct professor in psychological testing and assessments, a consulting Psychologist at the Reading Hospital, and has a full-time private practice in counseling, consulting, and forensic evaluations for criminal and civil cases

Abstract:

Malingering is fabricating or exaggerating the symptoms of mental or physical disorders for a variety of "secondary gain" motives, which may include fi nancial compensation (oft en tied to fraud); avoiding school, work or military service; obtaining drugs; getting lighter criminal sentences; or simply to attract attention or sympathy. Malingering is diff erent from somatization disorder and factitious disorder. Failure to detect actual cases of malingering imposes a substantial economic burden on the health care system, and false attribution of malingering imposes a substantial burden of suff ering on a signifi cant proportion of the patient population. In today’s lecture we will learn how to detect malingering.
1. Describe malingering and deception in mental health patients.
2. Diff erentiate the various forms of malingering/deception in mental health patients.
3. Explain clinical skills needed to detect malingering and deception in mental health patients.
4. Review objective tests used for detection of malingering in mental health patients

Keynote Forum

Ashraf Mozayani

Texas Southern University, USA

Keynote: Collection, analysis and interpretation in DUI and DFSC cases

Time : 12:10-12:50

Forensic Research 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Ashraf Mozayani photo
Biography:

Ashraf Mozayani of Houston is the Executive Director of Forensic Sciences and a Professor at Texas Southern University. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT), a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and a Member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, International Scientific and Medical Forum on Drug Abuse, Council of Forensic Science Educators, and International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. She is a Laboratory Inspector for the ABFT, an On-site Evaluator for the AAFS Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, a Laboratory Auditor for the National Forensic Science Technology Center and a National Laboratory Certification Program Inspector for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also a Laboratory Assessor and past Laboratory Accreditation Board Member for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, a Senior Forensic Advisor of crime laboratories for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program and past President of the Southwestern Association of Toxicologists. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tehran and a Doctorate of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Toxicology from the University of Alberta.

 

Abstract:

Over the past decade, our everyday life has experienced extensive technological growth. This permeates every part of our society from communication to scientific methods. With this surge in technology, comes an increased interest in the fields that are employing the “latest and greatest” method and forensics is no exception. This presentation will include examples of how the building blocks of forensic analysis, such as specimen collection and chain-of-custody, are integrated with advancements in data analysis and interpretation. The goal is to empower and update each individual involved in driving under the influence (DUI) and drug facilitated sexual cases (DFSC) with latest technology and interpretation of the results

Keynote Forum

Julie Carriker

The University of Texas, USA

Keynote: The forensic nurse’s role in death investigation and sexual assault

Time : 12:50-13:30

Forensic Research 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Julie Carriker photo
Biography:

Julie Carriker has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years, working in various areas of the hospital prior to becoming a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in 2002 and a Forensic Nurse Death Investigator in 2005. Julie is currently a Forensic Death Investigator with the Denton County Medical Examiner’s Offi ce in Denton, Texas, and serves as an independent contractor for all county law enforcement as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Julie has privileges at Medical City Denton, Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Carrollton and Medical City Lewisville. Julie is a Diplomate with The American Board of Medicoloegal Death Investigators and is on their Board of Directors,as well as serving on various other committees within that organization. Julie is also a member of the International Association of Medical Examiners and Coroners. Julie in Argyle with her 19 year old daughter.

Abstract:

Forensic Nursing is an emergency specialty fi eld of practice and has become a growing profession. Nurses in this fi eld have unique and critical roles in the health care and judicial systems. Very few people realize the benefi ts that being a nurse off ers in this fi eld, which off ers a link between medicine and the law. Th is  presentation will reveal how a nursing background assists in accurate and thorough death and sexual assault investigations. Forensic photography techniques performed by the nurse which will be reviewed, to include colposcopy techniques.In addition, unusual death investigation case studies will be covered, to include homicides, hangings, overdoses, suicide by cop, accidents and natural deaths. Sexual Assault case studies will also bereviewed, which will include normal vs. abnormal variants.

  • Digital Forensics |Forensic Chemistry | Forensic DNA Analysis
Location: Salon B

Session Introduction

Zachariah Oommen

Albany State University, USA

Title: Analysis Gunshot Residue (GSR)–reconstruction of crime scenes

Time : 14:10-14:40

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Biography:

Abstract:

GSR particles from the surroundings of bullet hole have been characterized as a function of primer type and particle distribution. SEM images were used to verify size and shape of the GSR particles and EDS to verify the elemental composition in a single particle. Th e same specimens are further subjected to Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF SIMS) and X-ray Photon Spectroscopy (XPS) analysis with a view to identify the respective surface chemistry, molecular nature and molecular mass of the GSR particles. Both inorganic and organic components of GSR in the elemental and combined form can be identifi ed using SIMS. Th e study was helpful in distinguishing between real GSR particle derived from a particular fi rearm and those derived from environmental contamination for forensic investigations. Shooting distance, type of fi rearm and nature of the incidents have been studied from the from characterization results.

Speaker
Biography:

Ebru Celikel Cankaya, PhD has her expertise in the general area of computer  security. She has been working on ways to improve lossless compression of text,
as well as implementing novel cryptographic algorithms by bringing together some known algorithms together to exploit their individual benefi ts. Dr. Cankaya has been teaching at University of Texas at Dallas and has been nominated/ recipient of several teaching awards.

Abstract:

In an effort to establish a standard for responsive networking systems, we provide a survey of available tools and their applications for network forensics, as well as discuss the accessibility of these solutions to implement. Our paper investigates four network security tools in detail: Fail2ban, Netdata, Nmap, and HoneyDrive3 to test run on experimental setup. We compare these tools with respect to 7 fundamental forensics criteria as logging, automated threat response, active monitoring, capability to prevent attack,activity detection, notifi cation of malicious activity, and security auditing. The results of these experiments are compared for further evaluation. We rank results based on the percentage of coverage for the full set of 7 forensics criteria.We also emphasize how the utilization of the relevant solutions could have aided in mitigating past threats

Emmanuel Mukwevho

North West University, South Africa

Title: Adiponectin regulation of AMPK on oleanolic acid treated sprague dawley rats

Time : 15:10-15:40

Speaker
Biography:

Mukwevho E is working as a Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, at the NWU in South Africa. He has graduated for his PhD from University of Cape Town in June, 2010. He teaches Biochemistry in both undergraduate and postgraduate, especially Metabolism and Analytical Biochemistry.He has also obtained Certifi cates in Project Management and in Financial Management from UCT, both in 2012. He is currently registered for MBA with NWU Graduate Business School.

Abstract:

AMPK is known to control glucose and lipid metabolism, two main candidates critical in the development of type-2 diabetes (T2D). Studies have shown that AMPK can be activated by adiponectin. Patients suff ering from T2D are known to have low adiponectin concentration in their blood plasma. In this study, we have assessed one of the anti-diabetic compounds oleanolic acid (OA), if it could produce desirable eff ect in upregulating adiponectin concentration and the subsequent regulation of AMPK. Sprague dawley rats were fed with high fructose diet (HFD) to induce T2D, and the rats that developed insulin resistance were considered as diseased, they were then treated with OA. Analysis of adiponectin concentration in blood plasma was done, AMPK gene expression and subsequent genes that play vital role in glucose and lipid metabolism (GLUT-4 and CPT-1) in skeletal muscle tissue was also performed. Th e results showed 1.19 fold increases in blood plasma adiponectin concentration aft er OA administration. Furthermore,AMPK gene expression showed 3.98 fold increase and GLUT-4 gene expression was increased by 1.5 fold whereas CTP-1 gene expression was increased by 1.59 fold. Th ese results clearly indicate that OA produced good eff ects in ameliorating insulin resistance since it was able to upregulate all the genes and adiponectin concentration which are well known to be abnormally suppressed in a situation of T2D. In conclusion, these studies further confi rms that OA can be used as an eff ective therapeutic agent to ameliorate T2D and these studies also suggest that OA’s mechanism of action could be through AMPK pathway

Speaker
Biography:

Diane I Scaduto earned her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in 2011 and has been passionate about DNA ever since. She is currently an active Member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) and is certifi ed as a Molecular Biology Expert with the College of American Pathology (CAP). In 2017, she established DISR DNA Consultants, where she provides genetic counseling to physicians and patients, as well as forensic consulting and expert testimony in high profi le cases, including but not limited to The State of Texas v. Philippe Padieu case numbers 219-82276-07, 219-82277-07, 219-82278-07, 219-82279-07, 219-82280-07, and 219-82705-07 (219th Judicial District Court, Collin County, TX, 2009).

Abstract:

Current forensic workfl ows prematurely truncate the full power of genomics. By using techniques that pre-date the Human Genome Project and require multiple rounds of analysis to produce mediocre genetic profi les, the forensic community is failing to grasp the full potential and magnitude of current technologies. Despite the name, “next generation sequencing” (NGS), this technology has been around for over a decade and the future of forensic genomics is here. Next-generation sequencing is the “now generation” and it is transforming the capabilities of human identifi cation laboratories. Th ese platforms enable simultaneous analysis of forensically relevant genetic markers to improve effi ciency, capacity and resolution, bringing modern science in placeof outmoded DNA fi ngerprinting and STR profi ling. With NGS, forensic scientists have access to a greater number of informativeloci, superior analysis of degraded samples, higher resolution sequencing and greater overall throughput with library multiplexing. These advances will help solve more cases in a shorter amount of time and will produce investigative leads for cases that would have reached dead ends. Like every previous advancements, in DNA technology, there will be legislative, admissibility, constitutional and perception issues. We could easily fail to realize the benefi ts of NGS if, as a community, we don’t recognize the concerns that sequencing presents to those who have never trusted government’s possession of their genetic identity. Regardless, as NGS emerges as a technology readily applicable to forensics, we will only leverage its benefi ts to solve crimes and prevent victimization to the extent that we can pave the way for its adoption through solid education and advocacy.