Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The scientific advisory board will ensure a high standard of research and monitor the progress of the project by taking part in the annual General Assembly Meetings. Whenever appropriate, it will consult the consortium and make recommendations as to improve their performance.


Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bär

Walter Bär is Head of the coordinating board of the Swiss DNA Database (EDNA) in Zurich and former Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine of Switzerland.

Dr. Ingo Bastisch

Ingo Bastisch is Director of the DNA Unit at the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and also Chairman of the DNA Working group of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI)

Prof. Christian Doutremépuich

Christian Doutremépuich is working at the Laboratoire d'Hématologie Medico-Legale as expert près les tribunaux in Bordeaux, France.

Dr. SallyAnn Harbison

SallyAnn Harbison is Scienced leader at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes OBE is Independent Chair of the UK National DNA Database Ethics Group, seated in the UK.

Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira

Duarte Nuno Vieira is Full Professor of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Coimbra and President of the European Council of Legal Medicine (ECLM). Further he was President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM), the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), the World Police Medical Officers (WPMO), the Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences (MAFS) and of the Portuguese National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences.

The Honourable Mr. Justice Nigel Sweeney

Sir Justice Nigel Sweeney is associate Professor of Law at Nottingham University, he is Justice of the High Court as well as Member of the Court of Appeal within the UK.

Prof. Carlos Romeo-Casabona

Carlo Romeo-Casabona is Professor of Criminal Law at the University of the Basque Country. Further he is Director of the Inter-University Chair BBVA Foundation - Provincial Government of Biscay in Law and the Human Genome, University of Deusto and The University of the Basque Country.