Tagged: forensic pollen

Pollen and ‘Bones’ - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Feb 17, 2011

I’m watching Bones.  It’s a new series (in New Zealand anyway) and it’s the episode where they use pollen vacuumed out of the nasal cavitiy of a decomposed corpse to determine the exact date of death.  Can I just say that, as a forensic pollen expert, it’s utter nonsense. The concept is sound – it’s [...] … Read More

Pollen from snot (not for reading at dinnertime…) - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 11, 2010

A big hand to TechNZ because their funding allowed Auckland-based Dr Anna Sandiford of Forensic Science & Research Ltd and Dr Mark Horrocks of Microfossil Research Ltd to work on a joint research project with some world-class forensic scientists and pathologists at Manlove Forensics in the UK.  The project was to develop a new method [...] … Read More