HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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On the memory of guns

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Hall 2, Stand C02



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Gunshots at biological targets create a complex and detailed set of clues which, when objectively evaluated based on the physical evidence, can make a decisive contribution to reconstructing the crime and, ultimately, to resolving the case. Our discipline, "molecular ballistics", deals with the molecular biological analysis of such gunshot evidence. We were able to show that valuable and highly-informative trace material can be obtained from the inside of firearms, which allows conclusions to be made about who was shot at and what was hit. In other words: the weapon used forms a memory, which we can read.


 Priv.Doz. Dr. Cornelius Courts

Priv.Doz. Dr. Cornelius Courts

Head of the Division for Forensic Genetics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Cornelius Courts, born in 1977 in Kleve; Biology degree from Cologne, graduation with a Diplom in 2003, research associate from 2004-2008 at the Institute of Neuropathology at the University Hospital Cologne, ...

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