PU teacher invited to New York; identification of skeletal of World Trade Centre victims. Assistant Professor JS Sehrawat, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, has been invited as a visiting scientist at New York City Chief Medical Coroner’s office (OCME), Manhattan, New York, for February for identification process of human skeletal remains of 9/11 World Trade Centre (WTC) disaster victims.
Dr Sehrawat is among the top eight world forensic scientists who have been selected to this programme as a credit to their academic background and experiences.
“The OCME provides a full range of advanced services in forensic science with largest DNA crime laboratory in the world; the admission to this visiting scientist program is highly competitive,” said Dr Sehrawat.
During his schedules of visiting scientist workings, he will also participate and present an oral scientific paper at the 70th annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) being held at Washington State Convention Centre, Seattle, Washington, from February 19 to February 24.
The travel and accommodation expenses has been sponsored by some foreign organisations in Canada, USA and also by alumni of Panjab University, Chandigarh, settled abroad in different scientific organisations and the universities.