Forensic Taphonomy - Identification of Chemical Biomarkers for Forensic Medicine

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Forensic taphonomy is a subfield of forensic anthropology that involves studying what happens to the body after death. In recent years, it has seen unprecedented growth. Forensic experts and archaeologists use it to analyze data collected from the crime scene and reconstruct the crime scene using objects found, like skeletal remains, preserved plant parts, shells, etc.

The word ‘taphonomy’ derives its origin from ancient Greek, where ‘tapho’ means ‘burial’ and ‘nomos’ means 'laws', so it is the study of the laws of burial, or, to be more precise, the study of burials applied in a legal context. It emerged as a science in the 1940s as a support for paleontology to explain how and why animals become preserved and fossilized in their environment.

Due to this need, taphonomy has expanded to include the study of processes that affect decomposition, fossilization, burial, and erosion. So far, so good, but what has this got to do with forensics? Well, forensic taphonomy investigates the factors that decompose bodies and alter evidence that is subject to a medico-legal investigation.

Currently, the two major branches of forensic taphonomy are biotaphonomy and geotaphonomy.

This webinar on "Forensic Taphonomy: Identification of Chemical Biomarkers for Forensic Medicine", will focus on taphonomy overview, types of taphonomy, factors affecting the taphonomic process, its advantages, and its role in legal proceedings.

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Organizing Committee

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Nihal CV


It was an informative session and it was very useful to me. Got to learn a lot from this ongoing lecture series. Thanks for conducting this session.

Aradhana MD


It was a fruitful session which provided an insightful knowledge of the subject Forensic Taphonomy and its use in identification of chemical biomolecules.

(Dr.) Mukesh Kumar Meena


Sir you are doing very enriched events to aware about forensic , wildlife , biology and many more others fields. Please keep it in future so that many researchers will be benefited by your efforts.

Dr. Remya S


Dr. Jonathon is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Really enjoyed the lecture. Learned a lot, I would highly recommend to other.

Shihana Banu


The content was interesting and well thought-out. I liked the style of presentation, moving smoothly from one step to  another. I really liked the speed drills which helped me focus on improving my concepts related to Forensic Taphonomy.

Virendra Kumar M. Thakkar


 really enjoyed. It has been insightful and I liked the way it was delivered and presented about "Forensic Taphonomy- Identification of Biomarkers for Forensic Medicine".

Dr. Rajesh Kumar S.Upadhyay


I liked the method of presentation. This lecture helped me a lot in learning about this topic. Great going sir!!! Keep it up.

Dr. Karthik Jana


Dr. Jonathon knowledge and experience is simply awesome. Never felt anything but a “comfort level” in learning. Awesome presenting skills.

Fakher Ali


Well done. The lecture was well organized and structured, and taught at an appropriate level. Thank you for an interesting, useful and thoughtful lecture. I learned a lot and enjoyed this lecture. Thanks.

Alan Anil


The level of expertise and knowledge of the speaker was good. In addition, I appreciate their positive attitude, willingness to explain concepts about Forensic Taphonomy.

Dhruv Shyam Vimal


I learned in this lecture how the Forensic Taphonomy is useful in determining of postmortem intervals (PMIs), location of remains, supporting the identification of the deceased. I learned some new things in this lecture that has enhanced my knowledge in this field.



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