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François-Xavier Laurent

DNA Database Manager, INTERPOL

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François-Xavier Laurent

DNA Database Manager, INTERPOL

Dr. François-Xavier Laurent holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Paris-Saclay. He was recruited in 2013 by the French Forensic Police as Head of Research & Development in Forensic genetics. Since 2020, he has been the DNA Database manager at the INTERPOL General Secretariat based in Lyon, in charge of the INTERPOL DNA Database & I-Familia, a new dedicated DNA database to identify missing persons globally using DNA from their relatives. François-Xavier Laurent has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in forensic and medical genetics fields over the past 10 years and has received several honors and awards, including the Interior Security Medal from the French Ministry of the Interior in 2018.