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ENFSI Animal, Plant and Soil Traces Working Group Meeting 2020

Days Until
22 April 2020
at James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen
for ENFSI and associate members

The James Hutton Institute will host the 9th ENFSI APST Working Group Meeting on 22-24 April 2020.

The ENFSI Animal Plant and Soil Traces expert working group (APST) supports the aims and objectives of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) in the area of casework analysis of all kinds of biological traces of non-human origin and soil traces.

This year the meeting will focus on real case examples of where the understanding of how animal, plant and soil traces can contribute to forensic investigations and will feature case studies, workshops and perspectives from across the globe.

Outline Programme

The full meeting programme will be available soon but in the meantime you can view the outline programme below. Please be aware that this may be liable to change:


The meeting will take place at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland. Directions can be found here:

Directions to Aberdeen site


Please register your attendance via EventBrite by clicking on the link below:



We welcome oral and poster presentations. Please use this template for submitting abstracts for the meeting. Email to Abstract submission closes on 14 February 2020.


There are a number of accommodation options within walking distance of the meeting venue. Please book accommodation directly with the hotel.

Palm Court Hotel. Please quote CORPORATE to get 15% discount off standard room rates and, if you prepay, you will also get a further 10% discount.

DoubleTree by Hilton Treetops - double rooms available for £60 p/n for room only and £65 p/n Bed & Breakfast. LInk will be shown here very shortly for delegates to book directly.

Aberdeen Youth Hostel Rooms available from £24 per night. The Hostel is a little further away from the meeting venue but still well within walking distance.


For further enquiries, please contact the organisers Lorna Dawson or Pam Cassidy by emailing

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.