Sarah Gino

Assistant Professor at the “Università del Piemonte Orientale” – Department of Health Sciences.<

She is an expert witness of criminalistic sciences and forensic medicine for different law courts in Italy since 1994. Her scientific research is divided in two main areas. The first one is related to the field of forensic genetics and personal identification. In particular, she is carrying out population studies for forensic applications, analyses involving the identification of biological fluids and tissues in single samples and in mixtures by using immunochromatographic tests and mRNA analysis, and DNA extraction from unusual tissues. Furthermore, she is currently starting some collaborative studies on the application of the microbiome analysis in forensic fields, and the application of SNP panel for personal identification.

Another line of research is related with the role of the forensic medicine and the forensic genetics for the management of the victims of gender violence, such as sexual abuse and maltreatment.