Welcome to the Halamek Group
Forensic Biotechnology

  • The New York Times has published an article about our most recent 
publication, do not miss it! 

  • Our last publication has received significant attention from popular science magazines, such as Chemical 


 Rossie and Ami, 

you did a great job presenting 

at the 1st Undergraduate

 Research Symposium, here at 


        The Halamek lab presented at the North Eastern Association of 
       Forensic Scientist (NEAFS) meeting in Hyannis, MA. 

      Our recent study in "Forensic identification of 

     gender from fingerprints" was just published 

     in Analytical Chemistry!

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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)