Dr Martin Hall Keynote Confirmed

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Martin Hall will be joining us at FAAE2017 to give a keynote speech. As Head of the Parasites and Vectors Division at the Natural History Museum, London, Dr Hall’s career includes working as an expert witness in forensic entomology (see bio below). We can’t wait to hear his talk.

FAAE2017 is taking place on the 12th June 2017 at University College London. It is a free symposium for students, researchers, and practitioners. You can register here: Registration

If you want to present a poster or podium, the deadline for abstracts is the 16th May: Call for Abstracts

Dr Hall’s Biography: Martin graduated with a Zoology BSc in 1975 from the University of North Wales, Bangor, and a PhD in 1978 from Imperial College, London. He was awarded the Thomas Henry Huxley Award of the Zoological Society of London for his thesis on blowfly feeding behaviour. Following seven years studying tsetse flies in Africa, Martin returned to the UK and joined the Natural History Museum, London, in 1989 as a research entomologist, studying forensic and veterinary entomology. Martin is currently Head of the Parasites and Vectors Division in the Department of Life Sciences, focusing his research on fly species that develop as larvae on carrion and/or on live animals, on the latter causing the neglected disease known as myiasis. Martin has worked as a forensic entomologist on some 200 criminal cases during the past 25 years. He is author or co-author of more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many on the biology of blowflies, the insects of primary evidential importance in forensic entomology. His most recent research focuses on the use of micro-CT scanning techniques to age developing blow flies within their puparia. Martin was the founding President of the European Association for Forensic Entomology (2002-2006) and he is on the Editorial Boards of Medical and Veterinary Entomology and Forensic Science International.

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