Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Postmortem Studies

Raluca Dumache

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy


DNA Kinship Relationship Identification Genetics Autopsy Corpse Mutations Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) Identification Teeth Serology Body Fluids

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The beginnings of forensic genetics started with Gregor Mendel (known as the father of the modern genetics), who was crucial in creating the basis of genetics known today due to his observations on inheritance.

Nowadays, the DNA analysis represents’’the golden standard’’ in solving caseworks in forensic medicine, such as: establishing the custody of a child through paternity or maternity tests, identifying victims from mass disasters, identifying the perpetrator in crimes or sexual aggression, exonerating innocent people convicted to prison.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field of forensic genetics, featuring an easy-to-follow, vignette-based format that focuses on the most important scientific developments used in human identification by DNA.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 11th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: March 1st 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 20th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: July 19th 2020

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About the editor

Raluca Dumache

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Dr. Raluca Dumache has graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Bioethics, Deontology and Medical Law from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. She has a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and a masters degree in molecular biology and biotechnologies. In 2011, the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation awarded her with the Balkan Award for Clinical Laboratory Research 2011.

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