Welcome to The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

This is the central website of the Society and the gateway to pages devoted to each of the nine branches and information relevant to the Society as a whole.

ANZFSS Symposium Award applications now open

Applications for ANZFSS Symposium Awards (previously ‘Symposium Travel Awards’) are now open, and close at 5pm ACDT on Friday 9th February. These awards are open to current general, student and life members, and typically provide for registration at the forthcoming ANZFSS symposium. The same application will be used to assess applicants for both Executive (previously ‘National’) and Branch ANZFSS Symposium Awards.

The application form can be found on here, and when completed needs to be emailed to the Secretary at executive@anzfss.org.

Announcing the 2017 Allan Hodda Memorial Award recipient…

ANZFSS Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Allan Hodda Memorial Award is Dr SallyAnn Harbison (ESR, NZ). She plans to travel to London and Amsterdam in May 2018 to learn more about the practical applications of massively parallel sequencing in forensic science (including development of quality standards), next generation sequencing technology, and current developments/future research in mRNA typing for body fluid ID in routine casework.

ANZFSS Council Response to PCAST Report

In November 2016, the ANZFSS Council published on this homepage a response to the 2016 report of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST report). Following a number of other publications, in November 2017 Council wrote a letter to the Editor of the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. The original (November 2016) ANZFSS Council response is here, with the full text of the follow up letter available here.

ANZFSS Symposium 2018