Welcome to the Halamek Group
Forensic Biotechnology


  • Congratulations Juliana for being selected for one of the Ford Foundation IFW Women in Science Fellowships, available through Initiatives For Women at SUNY-Albany! 

  •  Our recent paper "Forensic determination of blood sample age using bioaffinity-based assay" was selected as a Hot Article by Analyst, and has been featured on their blog. The article is free to access for a short period of time, go check it out! 

  • The Halamek Lab is happy to share the cover page for the journal (Analyst, Issue 5) in which our article, "Forensic determination of blood sample age using a bioaffinity-based assay",  was published. 

  • Our recent forensic publication on the determination of blood sample age, was just promoted to an Advance Article in Analyst.  

  • Our recent study in "Forensic determination of blood sample age using a bioaffinity-based assay" was just published in Analyst!

  • In November of 2014 Dr. Halamek gave a seminar for the Biology Department here at SUNY-Albany.

  • In October of 2014 Dr. Halamek was invited by the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University to give a lecture. 

  • We would like to welcome our visiting students from University of Brasilia and Universidade Federal do Santo Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil.  Marianna Brandao and Juliana Falqueto have been funded by CAPES, a Brazilian governmental agency that  funds outstanding students to improve their scientific knowledge and skills abroad.

  • Dr. Halamek was invited to give a lecture in December of 2013 at the Department of Biochemistry at Masaryk University in Czech Republic.  

       2014, Vol. 6, No. 4, Pages 429-431.

                  • Analysis of blood samples on-site give investigators an early indication of suspect's ethnicity!       
This publication was highlighted by an expert panel of journal editors in the Chemistry World, which reviews the ground breaking research and important trends in 2013 year's crop of chemical science papers:

  • Biomarkers leave gender clues at crime scene     

  • Hair element distinguish ethnicity and gender (Dr. Halamek's comments)