Profile form - Coordinator Thematic area: Secure Societies Topic: FCT-2-2015. Forensic topic 2: Advanced easy to use in-situ forensic tools at the scene of crime (H2020-FCT-2015) – Deadline: 27 August 2015 Contact details Name: Prof. dr. Guy Willems and Prof.dr. Patrick Thevissen Institution: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Department Orthodontics - Forensic odontology Organisation type: University Adress: Kapucijnenvoer 7 blok a - bus 7001 3000 Leuven- Belgium E-mail address: [email protected] Telephone number: +32 16 33 24 59 Contribution to the project Role in the project (coordinator, work package leader, task leader or participant): Coordinator of the project Looking for (existing consortium, partners with specific expertise, etc.): Existing network or platform experienced in: o Managing identification related computer platforms o Creating computer platforms o Collecting and managing identification data. In particular biometric and medical data allowing for a global identification. o Policy and law regarding identification data storage, exchange and transmission Contribution to the project (expertise, human resources, testing, lab facilities, etc): Expertise: In the domain of forensic age identification, primarily used to estimate the age of individuals with no or doubtful (incomplete) age documentation. Age estimations in the living are requested in relation to age thresholds in criminal investigations, during immigration procedures, and for civil purposes. In addition, estimating age of unknown bodies, facilitates a traced search for ante mortem data because it narrows the age interval of the searched individuals. Validated dental age estimation models were established at the Forensic Dentistry unit of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. The models were constructed and validated based on worldwide collected databases. For forensic age identification of unaccompanied young applicants in migration and asylum procedures, the "Triple Test" was established. The Triple Test combines radiological (dental, skeletal) and a clinical test, and is based on the constructed dental age estimation models. Previous experience KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) is the knowledge and technology transfer office (TTO) of the KU Leuven Association. LRD has developed a tradition of collaborating with industry, securing and licensing intellectual property rights, creating spin-off companies and stimulating knowledgedriven regional development. List of relevant peer-reviewed articles: Thevissen, P., Fieuws, S., Willems, G. (2013). Third Molar Development: Evaluation of Nine Tooth Development Registration Techniques for Age Estimations. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58 (2), art.nr. DOI 10.1111/1556-4029.12063. Thevissen, P., Galiti, D., Willems, G. (2012). Human dental age estimation combining third molar(s) development and tooth morphological age predictors. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 126 (6), 883-887. Thevissen, P., Kaur, J., Willems, G. (2012). Human age estimation combining third molar and skeletal development. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 126 (2), 285-92. Thevissen, P., Kvaal, S., Dierickx, K., Willems, G. (2012). Ethics in Age Estimation of Unaccompanied Minors. Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 30 (1), 85-102. Thevissen, P., Fieuws, S., Willems, G. (2011). Third molar development: measurements versus scores as age predictor. Archives of Oral Biology, 56 (10), 1035-1040. Willems, G., Thevissen, P., Belmans, A., Liversidge, H. (2010). Willems II. Non-gender-specific dental maturity scores. Forensic Science International, 201 (1-3), 84-85. Thevissen, P., Fieuws, S., Willems, G. (2010). Human third molars development: Comparison of 9 country specific populations. Forensic Science International, 201 (1-3), 102-105. Thevissen, P., Fieuws, S., Willems, G. (2010). Human dental age estimation using third molar developmental stages: does a Bayesian approach outperform regression models to discriminate between juveniles and adults?. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 124 (1), 35-42. Thevissen, P., Alqerban, A., Asaumi, J., Kahveci, F., Kaur, J., Kim, Y., Pittayapat, P., Van Vlierberghe, M., Zhang, Y., Fieuws, S., Willems, G. (2010). Human dental age estimation using third molar developmental stages: Accuracy of age predictions not using country specific information. Forensic Science International, 201 (1-3), 106-111. Willems, G., Clement, J., Sweet, D. (2010). Forensic odontology special issue-September 2010. Forensic Science International, 201 (1-3), 1-2.
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