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Public Talk – Presenter Dr Professor Adrian Linacre from Flinders University

4 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Finding DNA Where does your DNA come from?

This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)

Adrian Linacre

Professor Adrian Linacre graduated with a 2.1 honours degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh in 1984 and then completed a PhD (D.Phil.) in Molecular Genetics from Sussex university in 1988. He was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex from 1988 to 1994 before taking up a lectureship in Forensic Science, University of Strathclyde from 1994.

In 2010 he became the inaugural South Australia Justice Chair in Forensic Science & Emerging DNA Technology at Flinders University.

Adrian has published over 190 publications in international peer reviewed journals and is co-author of the textbook ‘An Introduction to Forensic Genetics’, Wiley Press (2nd edition published in December 2010).

In 2020 he was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours with the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the forensic sciences.

He was elected National President of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society in 2016. He has authored over 500 Court Reports or Witness Statements and has been a Registered Forensic Practitioner in the area of Human Contact Traces (DNA, Body Fluids and Blood Pattern Analysis) from 2004. He was Chair of 25th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) and chaired the ISFG Commission into the use of non-human DNA in the criminal justice system.


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If you plan to attend in person, please note that meeting strict adherence to COVID-19 restrictions is important.  If you have not received a designated job to help organize the meeting you will not be admitted to the Hall until 6.15 pm. Unfortunately we are limited to two hours occupation of the Hall so there will be no refreshments.  Please sign in and provide your contact details (for insurance and contact tracing) and please use hand sanitizer.

At the Plympton Community Centre34 Long Street, Plympton.

(200 metres E of Marion Rd, and 300 metres N of Anzac Highway).

Bus from the city via Anzac Highway. Routes: 245, 248, 262, 263, 265, M44, N262.

Closest stop is Stop 9, then approximately 350 metre walk along Long Street.

Bus from the city via Marion Road. Routes 100, 101, H20.
Closest stop is Stop 10 (east side is approximately 100 metres south of Long street). Stop 10 (west side is on the other side of Moringie Ave. approx. 100 metres north of Long Street). Then approx.250 metre walk along Long Street.

Entry by donation (minimum of $2).

Bookings not required

At the start of each meeting a ten-minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.

Printable (PDF) 2021 public talks schedule

If an advertised speaker is not available, we will try to provide an alternative speaker of similar interest.

The views of presenters are their personal views, and the BCSA does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.


4 May
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Gerry Butler
0407 972 149


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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