We are Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub
The team at Forensic Genomic Innovation Hub strive to deliver a professional approach in producing accurate test results timeously, a commitment to a high work ethic and to communicate effectively with clients and partners in the provision of services and confident resolution of problems or issues that may arise.
Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub aims to transform the use of DNA in forensic science with the provision of next generation sequencing technology, already well respected in the clinical genetics market, to researchers, academia and the criminal justice system. A “proof of concept / centre of excellence” facility where projects and mutually beneficial partnerships produce foundational research that will lead to innovations and deployable solutions in the future.
Being innovative, Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub is both creative and adaptable, with a willingness to develop new ideas and provide both winning solutions and positive outcomes. No longer will DNA be an adjunct to crime-fighting but a proactive intelligence tool.
Dr Mick Forder
- MB, ChB 1981 (University of Cape Town)
- M Med (Anatomical Pathology) 1991 (University of Cape Town)
- Diploma in Forensic Medicine 1992 (University of Cape Town)
Dr Forder is also currently the CEO of the Ampath Laboratories in South Africa, of which Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub is a division. Dr Forder’s extensive experience in private pathology, Anatomical Pathology and Forensic Medicine enable him to fill this role with confidence.
Caroline Turner, PhD
- PhD 1999 (Human Genetics) (University of Southampton)
- B.Med.Sc 1995 (Cellular and Molecular Pathology) (University of Birmingham)
Rebecca Schutt, PhD
- PhD (Molecular Anthropology) 2008 (University of Göttingen)
- Diploma (Biology) 2005 (University of Göttingen)
Dr Janin Alant
- MMed Haem
- FC Path (SA) Haem
Dr Craig Corcoran
Associate Clinical Virologist
- MB ChB 1998 (University of Cape Town)
- FC Path SA 2005 (Colleges of Medicine South Africa)
- M Med Path (Clinical Virology) 2006 (University of Cape Town)
- Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007 (University of the Witwatersrand)
Dr Corcoran completed his undergraduate medical degree from the University of Cape Town in 1998. He returned shortly thereafter to specialise in Clinical Virology and qualified in 2005. He remained at Groote Schuur Hospital until 2009 when he joined Ampath Laboratories as a Clinical Virologist in Gauteng.
Dr Corcoran was the Head of Ampath’s Molecular Biology laboratory for several years and has a specific interest in molecular infectious diseases diagnostics. He is currently the managing pathologist of Ampath’s National Reference Laboratory which is based in Centurion, South Africa.