Marwan joined the INTREPID Forensics programme in January 2015, and is carrying out research on DNA Identification from Samples Subjected to Extreme Conditions. He graduated from the University of Lausanne (2013) with an MSc in Forensic Science and from the University of Manchester with an MSc in Biomedical and Forensic Studies in Egyptology. Prior to his postgraduate studies, he studied Biology (with a minor in Archaeology) at the American University of Beirut.
Marwan taught several classes related to forensic science at the American University of Science and Technology, as well as a forensic archaeology class at the American University of Beirut. During his Masters studies in Lausanne, he was also trained in Crime Scene Investigation and forensic laboratory techniques at the Technical and Scientific Brigade of Geneva’s Judicial Police. Marwan was also involved in the recovery of human skeletons from various archaeological sites in the UK and Lebanon.
Research Interests: Post-event loss of information, recovery improvement of forensic evidence, DNA Identification, Chemistry in security matters, Interpretation of forensic evidence, Molecular Biology, Archaeology.
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