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My research is divided in two main areas. The first one is related to the field of forensic genetics and personal identification. In particular, I am carrying out population studies for forensic applications, analyses involving the identification of biological fluids and tissues in single samples and in mixtures by using immunochromatographic tests and mRNA analysis, and DNA extraction from unusual tissues such as eyeswabs and cartilage. I also participated in the drafting and in the launch of a new project related to the evaluation of the predictive accuracy of age of death estimations starting from cadaveric blood, by analysing the expression of specific circadian genes. Furthermore, I am currently starting some collaborative studies on microbiome in clinical and forensic fields.
Another line of research is related with the role of the forensic medicine and the forensic genetics for the management of the victims of gender violence, such as sexual abuse and maltreatment.