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 Expert  728619

Expert in Molecular Genetics; DNA fingerprinting; Species Identification; Genetic Mutation Detection

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United Kingdom
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has a doctorate in veterinary medicine but moved on to work in a university-based genetics department (since 1990), where she modified and applied human DNA typing systems (DNA fingerprinting, Single-locus profiling, mitochondrial DNA typing) to study genetic variability / inbreeding, to identify genetic relationships between individuals, and to determine the species origin of biological samples in domestic and wild animal species. Since 2001, her work focuses on the detection of ultra-rare single-nucleotide mutations that occur spontaneously in human sperm DNA.

DNA amplification


DNA analysis


DNA assay


DNA fingerprinting








human identification


nucleic acid


paternity testing


polymerase chain reaction


restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis


Southern blotting


DNA priming


DNA probe






gel electrophoresis






DNA sequencing


molecular genetics


restriction endonuclease

Show Only Primary Areas of Expert Consulting

Secondary Expertise
chromosome, DNA polymerase, DNA probe technology, DNA technology, gel, gene, gene amplification, genetic disease, genomics, genotype, human genetics, locus, molecular genetics testing, nucleotide mapping

Basic Expertise
adenosine monophosphate, amino acid, amylase, analytical testing, antisense DNA, atomic mass unit, bacterial inhibition, bacteriology, biochemical genetics, bioethics, biological cell differentiation, biological process, biological reproduction, biological testing, blood, blood coagulation, blood handling, blood safety, bone formation, cancer, cancer treatment, clean room microbiology, clinical microbiology, complementary DNA, cystic fibrosis, DNA manipulation, DNA synthesis, electroporation, enzyme, error checking, eukaryotic molecular biology, fetus, gene characterization, gene expression regulation, genetic sequencing, hormone, Huntington disease, immunoglobulin, infection , infectious disease diagnosis, interleukin, medical diagnosis, medical diagnostics, medical microbiology, messenger ribonucleic acid, metastasis, milk protein, molecular biochemistry, molecular biology testing, molecular diagnostics, molecular pathology, muscle, mutagenicity, nucleoid, oogenesis, pathogen, pathologic process, phenotype, polymerase, protease, recombinant DNA, research testing, sense DNA, sodium dodecyl sulfate, statistical genetics, synthetic DNA, triploidy

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   Dr. med. vet. (DVM)   Veterinary Medicine   University of Zurich, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)




Research Associate


1989 to 1989


University of Zurich


Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacology and Biochemistry


Post-doctoral Assistant


1985 to 1989


University of Zurich


Veterinay Medicine & Pharmacology and Biochemistry


Doctoral Student


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to 2005   DEFRA, United Kingdom   Consulting Expert   She performed forensic DNA investigations in endangered birds of prey.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Upon request by a Governmental Institute, the Society for the Protection of Birds, a Police Agency: DNA fingerprinting analysis of various birds of prey to determine genetic relationships.
  • Upon request by a Leather Clothing Company: Mitochondrial DNA analysis to determine animal species of origin of historical (WWII) pilot jackets.
  • Upon request of external Research Institutes: DNA fingerprinting analysis for twin zygosity testing in humans to determine whether pairs of twins are identical or not; DNA fingerprinting to investigate whether the sheep Dolly was indeed a genuine clone.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert investigation (DNA analysis) and report writing in forensic casework in birds of prey
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1993 to 1993   Switzerland   Upon request by a Zoo: DNA analysis to determine the pedigree structure for future breeding programs of the entire captive population of the highly endangered Waldrapp Ibis.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   German (and Swiss German ) are her native languages.
English   English is her second main language (daily life and work) since her move to England in 1990.
French   She learned French in secondary and high school for 8 years, and currently uses it only when occasions arise (such as communicating with colleagues/visitors from France).
Spanish   She learned Spanish (and Italian) in high school for 3 (1) years, and currently uses it only when occasions arise (such as communicating with colleagues/visitors from Italy, Spain and Mexico).

Additional Skills and Services:

Advanced Professional Training in Investigative Practice: BTEC Award in Statement Writing and Giving Evidence, October 2005.


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