Welcome to the SA Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

Next Meeting will be on Tuesday 27th June 2017

Flinders in the City, Level 1, 6:30 for 7pm start

 ADIFF – Advanced DNA Identification and Forensic Facility

Starting the night off we will be hearing the latest from the Executive ANZFSS committee. Our very own Adrian Linacre — President of ANZFSS, will be updating us on progress at the Executive level and the flow on effect to Branches.

Following will be a stimulating presentation from the Advanced DNA Identification and Forensic Facility. ADIFF is a specialised network of forensic scientists who apply cutting edge DNA technology to a broad range of biological samples from degraded human remains, plant and animal material through to environmental samples. ADIFF provide insight into many different scenarios from crime scenes, missing persons, illegal trade, biosecurity and conservation management.

Joining us to present their specialised areas will be;

Assoc. Professor Jeremy Austin
Professor Adrian Linacre
Professor Michelle Waycott
Dr Eleanor Dormontt

Their presentations cover a range of topics such as ancient DNA analysis, wildlife DNA and forensic science, plant fragments and weed identification and timber tracking for geological sourcing, respectively.

The booking page is available here, with the flyer available here.  As per usual, members have free entry, non-members $10.  Please RSVP through the booking page.

Please note that we do not refund non-member tickets for no-shows.  If a non-member is unsure of their attendance, please email sabranch@anzfss.org with a tentative RSVP and pay at the door.


ANZFSS SA Branch Wine Special – limited stock!

To celebrate Adelaide hosting the very successful 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, ANZFSS (SA Branch) has again partnered up with ShowBlock Estate Wines, one of the Symposium Gala Dinner wine sponsors, for this great offer of a dozen quality wines at a very affordable price – $110 $100 per dozen collect, and very reasonable delivery rates Australia-wide. This is around half the retail price! This offer is available to all ANZFSS members and friends but the quantity of this highly-rated wine is limited and it is strictly until sold-out.

Collect the wine from the showroom at Torrensville – $100 a dozen (send order form through prior to collection)

Insured delivery to your door in SA, Vic, NSW, Brisbane & Gold Coast – $120 per dozen

Insured delivery to your door in WA, Tas, NT and other country areas – $135 per dozen

Only dozen lots can be ordered – no split orders will be accepted, so join with your friends to buy in dozen lots.

The Wine: 2012 Currency Creek ‘CSI Shiraz’ 12.5% alc/vol

This Mediterranean style, cool-climate Shiraz displays plenty of peppery red berries and cherries on the nose. Hints of vanilla and soft spices round the character out and the palate is lighter and friendly with silky tannins, vibrant crimson hues, and a dry, anise-like finish. This is a versatile all-year-round food-friendly wine suited to Mediterranean cuisine, and will cellar well for 3-8 years. A lower alcohol content makes this a ‘socially responsible Shiraz’.

The Winery:

This award-winning family-run winery was awarded 5 stars on debut by James Halliday, and voted one of Australia’s Top 10 Best New Wineries in the 2014 Australian Wine Companion. The wines are grown in vineyards south of Adelaide, in the cool maritime climate of Currency Creek on South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

Please see the order form for full details on delivery and ordering.