Biomedical and Forensic Genetic Database

Biomedical and Forensic Genetic Database: Notes for the prospect of a data-centered justice

  • Mon 30 Sep 19

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Professor Vivette García-Deister

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Criminology

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Centre for Criminology

Join the Centre for Criminology and Associate Professor Vivette García-Deister for an insightful open seminar, examining the creation and uses of biomedical and forensic DNA databases.

Associate Professor Garcia Diester is co-responsible for the S&TS laboratory at the Faculty of Sciences in Mexico's National Autonomous University.  

Her research focuses on the history of race science, the epistemologies of biomedical and forensic genetics in Mexico, and the philosophy of sciences in practice, as informed by ethnographic methods and critical anthropology of science.  

The seminar will explore some of the following themes; overlap between biomedical, recreational and forensic databases; possibilities of data integration and amplification of investigative situations, political consequences, and challenges of implementation of a "data-centred" "genomic" justice in the Global South (specifically Mexico), as compared to the US and UK contexts. 

This seminar is part of an open seminar series, hosted by the Centre for Criminology. To find out more about the Centre for Criminology, visit our website and follow us on Twitter.


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