University teams up with Interpol to speed up identification of unknown bodies

Dundee project to aid international disasters

By Gary Cruden

Published: 31/07/2010

Experts in Dundee have teamed up with Interpol on a project aimed at speeding up the identification of bodies.

Dundee University is working with scientists from Germany and Denmark on the fast and more efficient international disaster victim identification project, which is being led by Interpol and funded by the European Commission.

The project aims to create a central database, available to authorities around the world, so multiple victims or missing persons can be identified more quickly following disasters.

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