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ESCMID Study Group for Forensic and Postmortem Microbiology – ESGFOR

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The ESCMID Study Group for Forensic and Postmortem Microbiology (ESGFOR) is described in the press release to create a new network of microbiologists, virologists, anthropologists and archaeologists working in the field of forensic medicine. Professor Amparo Fernandez-Rodriguez, head of ESGFOR, stresses the importance of this group in facilitating cooperation between (forensic) pathologists and (forensic) microbiologists.

The ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM) is also presented in this press release.


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New ESCMID Study Group

ESGFOR is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which has started its activities in the field of forensics and postmortem microbiology.

Objectives of ESGFOR


First plans:
  • Establish European guidance for standardised sampling in forensic microbiology
  • Publish such European guidance
  • Set up study group project: interpretation of microbiological samples from forensic cases

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