This Tuesday, we had our second Science Café of the year.
The talk was called CSI QM and was given by Dr Gilbert, who is one of the leading forensic physicians in the country.
It was all about forensic science and he showed us different types of injuries such as defence wounds and bruises.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t do a practical dissection due to health and safety reasons but there were a lot of gory pictures and stories which some of us enjoyed very much. These included that of a corpse unfound for a month in a warm room and who was only discovered when body fluids started to decompose and drip through the floor into the ceiling of the occupants below.
It was particularly interesting to find out how the fine details such as the direction of cuts can be an important piece of information, as physicians can use them to determine a lot of things such as whether the suspect is right or left handed.
Forensic science is a huge part of murder investigations and has been used countless times to convict murderers.
Special thanks go to the science department and Science Café team for organising such an interesting talk.
Report by Saria Chan