The Hub -
Where forensic science meets the power of genomics.
“A problem shared is a problem halved. A joy shared is a joy doubled!”
We are a uniquely positioned team of DNA experts dedicated to applying next generation DNA sequencing to crime fighting and family DNA testing. With solutions and support to forensics and families FGIH is also an open door training facility supporting academia giving the medical/forensic scientists of the future access to the technologies of the future.
Dr. Caroline Turner
Caroline, aka the Duracellbunny, founded the Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub in 2020 just as COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Having spent over 20 years in private forensics and family DNA testing, clinical genetics and infectious diseases across Europe and South Africa she decided to merge her passion for both forensic biology and clinical genetics right here in her hometown of Southampton. Caroline began her career as a Wellcome Prize PhD student under the guidance of Prof Pat Jacobs at the esteemed Wessex Regional Genetics Lab. Then keen to gain business experience she joined Promega’s Genetic Identity European team before going to South Africa to work as Business Development Manager for Roche Molecular Diagnostics. After missing the lab environment she joined one of the largest private pathology groups in Sub-Saharan Africa as a Senior Medical Scientist, returning to DNA analysis in forensic casework, familial testing, and clinical molecular genetics. Never short on energy Caroline enjoys not only running, but is also passionate about driving forensic science, consumer genetics and research forward.
Dr. Rebecca Schütt
After finishing her PhD in Molecular Anthropology, Rebecca started working as a Post-Doc at the Institute of Legal Medicine in Kiel/Germany. Her focus was on research in the field of Molecular Anthropology especially human remains of the neolithic era. During that period she started analyzing more and more forensic DNA samples and developed her skills in forensic genomics. She became a forensic DNA-expert and worked for the state criminal police agencies in Lower Saxony and Berlin. She is passionate about her job as much as she is about working out, whether its dancing or sequencing, she always puts her whole heart in it. She joined Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub in the middle of the pandemic with great enthusiasm & engagement.
Lorraine is our Senior Technologist and joined us in August. She was born and raised in South Africa and started her career as a junior medical technologist in 1985 at the South African Institute for Medical Research. After working in several labs in South Africa she decided to come to the UK and join us. With her knowledge of labwork and quality management she is a great addition to the company. If not in the lab you can find her walking through nature or read a good book always keen to learn something new.
Grant started his professional career as a pharmacist in South-Africa. He quickly realized his talents in business development and business optimization. After being the CEO and Managing Director of several healthcare companies, some of which he established from scratch, he decided to move to England in 2017. He joined the Forensic Genomics Hub to dedicate his passion and experience to build this new start-up business. He supports the company in multiple spheres, including creating opportunities to provide efficient cost-effective solutions to our customers. His curiosity about the laboratory work, the forensics and the genomics promotes an exchange of knowledge and discussion to forge growth.
Our Support-Team @Ampath
Dr. Mick Forder – CEO of Ampath & FGIH, Advisor & Partner
Dr. Janin Atlan – Associate Pathologist, Scientific Advisor & strong partner in genomics technologies
Dr. Craig Corcoran – Associate Clinical Virologist, Scientific Advisor & strong partner in Covid-19 issues
Trudi van der Merwe – TotalQuality Manager, our support in all UKAS issues & accreditation