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Dr Bianca Szkuta

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Industry Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

b.szkuta@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73132

Affiliations

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department

Publications

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2019

DNA transfer in forensic science: A review

Roland van Oorschot, Bianca Szkuta, Georgina Meakin, Bas Kokshoorn, Mariya Goray

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 140-166, Forensic Science International: Genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Assessment of the transfer, persistence, prevalence and recovery of DNA traces from clothing: an inter-laboratory study on worn upper garments

B Szkuta, R Ansell, L Boiso, E Connolly, A Kloosterman, B Kokshoorn, L McKenna, K Steensma, R van Oorschot

(2019), Vol. 42, pp. 56-68, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The effect of climatic simulations on DNA persistence on glass, cotton and polyester

C Chen, A Pistono, S Ryan, B Szkuta, G Meakin

(2019), pp. 1-3, Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The presence of background DNA on common entry points to homes

B Szkuta, J Reither, X Conlan, R van Oorschot

(2019), pp. 2-4, Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, Amstrdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2018

Transfer and persistence of non-self DNA on hands over time: using empirical data to evaluate DNA evidence given activity level propositions

B Szkuta, K Ballantyne, B Kokshoorn, R van Oorschot

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 84-97, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Sharing data on DNA transfer, persistence, prevalence and recovery: arguments for harmonization and standardization

Bas Kokshoorn, Lambertus Aarts, Ricky Ansell, Edward Connolly, Weine Drotz, Ate Kloosterman, Louise McKenna, Bianca Szkuta, Roland van Oorschot

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 260-269, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2017

Transfer and persistence of DNA on the hands and the influence of activities performed

B Szkuta, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 10-20, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

B Szkuta, R van Oorschot, K Ballantyne

(2017), Vol. 277, pp. 41-50, Forensic science international, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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An inter-laboratory comparison study on transfer, persistence and recovery of DNA from cable ties

K Steensma, R Ansell, L Clarisse, E Connolly, A Kloosterman, L McKenna, R van Oorschot, B Szkuta, B Kokshoorn

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 95-104, Forensic science international: genetics, The Netherlands, C1

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Need for dedicated training, competency assessment, authorisations and ongoing proficiency testing for those addressing DNA transfer issues

R van Oorschot, B Szkuta, K Ballantyne, M Goray

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. e32-e34, Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, Shannon, Clare Ireland, C1

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2016

Shedder status-An analysis of self and non-self DNA in multiple handprints deposited by the same individuals over time

M Goray, S Fowler, B Szkuta, R van Oorschot

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 190-196, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Trace DNA profiling in missing persons investigations

R van Oorschot, B Szkuta, T Verdon, R Mitchell, K Ballantyne

(2016), pp. 353-363, Handbook of missing persons, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter
2015

DNA transfer by examination tools--a risk for forensic casework?

B Szkuta, M Harvey, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 246-254, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Potential degrading effect of sodium hypochlorite on exhibits containing DNA

B Szkuta, K Ballantyne, R Oorschot

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 58-54, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Activities between activities of focus-Relevant when assessing DNA transfer probabilities

R van Oorschot, D McColl, J Alderton, M Harvey, R Mitchell, B Szkuta

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. e75-e77, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Residual DNA on examination tools following use

B Szkuta, M Harvey, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 495-497, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2013

The potential transfer of trace DNA via high risk vectors during exhibit examination

B Szkuta, M Harvey, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2013), Vol. 4, Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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