Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Despite advancements in many different fields of forensics sciences, its progress presently takes much longer than necessary, making the way in Forensics disappointingly slow. This impacts the efficiency of criminal investigations and causes limited implementation of new advances in Court of Law.

The I International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics aims to connect in a transversal way all of us involved in Forensics with the objective of join together as many forensic disciplines as possible. The idea is to share the latest advances in forensic research and forensic technology as well as to report on their implementation in real cases

And last, but not least, we have some of the best in the arena:

Plenary Speakers

Angel Carracedo, PhD

Institute of Forensic Sciences – University of Santiago de Compostela; Public Fundation of Genomic Medicine-Galician Service of Health, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Advances in forensic genetics: Forensic DNA phenotyping

Michael Thali, PhD

Executive MBA HSG Direktor, Institut für Rechtsmedizin Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland)

The Virtopsy approach – revolution or evolution in Forensic Medicine?

Simona Francese, PhD

Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield (UK)

Criminal profiling through MALDI MS based technologies applied to latent fingermarks

Burkhard Madea, PhD

Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bonn (Germany)

Estimation of the time since death

Heesun Chung, PhD

Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology(GRAST) Chungnam National University (South Korea)

Postmortem changes and Interpretation of Amphetamine type stimulants

David Camacho, PhD

Computer Science Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

Keynote Speakers

Malgorzata Iwona Szynkowska, PhD

Institute of General and Ecological Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Lodz (Poland)

Applications of mass spectrometry to forensic sciences: ToF-SIMS and LA-ICP- ToF-MS

Kevin Lothridge, PhD

National Forensic Science Technology Center (USA)

Global Responsibility: The Role We Play in Developing Forensic Science

AP Alexey L. Pomerantsev, PhD

Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RAS (Russia)

Recognition of patterns in pattern recognition

Keming Yun, PhD

School of Forensic Medicine, Shanxi Medical University (China)

The Forensic Toxicokinetics of Poisoning Biomarker

Ashraf Mozayani, PhD

Texas Southern University, Texas (USA)

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault: The Right Investigation, the Right Specimen, the Right Lab and, the Right Interpretation

Jean-François FOCANT, PhD

CART, Organic and Biological Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry – University of Liège, Liège, (Belgium)

Recent Advances in the Analytical Chemistry of Cadaveric Decomposition

The Oral Speakers can be viewed here
Please join us in this endeavour.

Yours truly
J. L. Capelo

C. Lodeiro
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

Conference Subjects:

  • New trends in Forensic Analysis
  • New views for traditional forensics
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Death Investigation
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Policing
  • Legal and Judicial Systems

Grants for graduate and PhD students are available. Please, send a motivation letter and your CV to marta.silva@bioscopegroup.org

Warning for participants
Please note that Exhibition Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Management and Trade Show Housing do not represent the PROTEOMASS Scientific Society nor BIOSCOPE group, nor have PROTEOMASS Scientific Society or BIOSCOPE Group authorized them to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to participants.

Be aware of cold calls from Convention Hotel Services (CHS) or from someone named Adam Max! A company called CHS (Convention Hotel Services) is calling or e-mailing attendees of conferences worldwide, claiming to work for the conference organizers and asking for credit card details to finalize the booking of accommodation. If you receive such a call or e-mail, do not give away any personal information or credit card details! None of the parties involved in the organization of FORENSICS 2017 is working with CHS. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards


MIND!!: Booking must be done directly with the HOTEL. Internet or travel agency bookings do not included meals and social events. See the Venue Registration section for more information.


Booking through the Internet and/or travelling agencies will imply additional cost for meals:
        • 15€/lunch/person/day
        • 22,50€/dinner/person/day
           no social events