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Human Remains Services Ireland - HRSI

Putland Villas, Bray, Ireland
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Professional, confidential and independent forensic anthropological services in Ireland and the rest of Europe HRSI offers professional, confidential and independent forensic anthropological services in Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe.  My consultancy includes human remains analysis, post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) examinations, skeletal analysis, research project development/assistance, forensic 3D printing and the provision of guest lectures in the forensic services field.

Dr René Gapert

PhD, Prof Cert (Forensic Radiography), FRAI, MCSFS, Cert FA-III

I am a Certified Forensic Anthropologist (Cert FA-III) under the UK Justice System and a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Please do contact me for any queries regarding the potential analysis of forensic and/or historical human remains.



Forensic Anthropology, Indigenous Remains Repatriation, Skeletal Analysis (Ancestry, Age, Sex, Stature, Pathology/Trauma), Post-mortem Computed Tomography (PMCT), 3d Visualisation, Reconstruction, Printing, Sampling (DNA, Stable Isotopes, C14)


Heart-shaped lead casket containing an embalmed human heart. It was found in the medieval crypt of Christ Church, Cork City, Ireland. from

Forensic experts to solve 270-year-old mystery of clan chief “The Fox”

"Professor Dame Sue Black is to exhume remains at the Wardlaw Mausoleum at Kirkhill near Inverness to determine whether they belong to 11th Lord Lovat, chief of Clan Fraser, who was beheaded at the Tower of London in 1747."

Lecturer in Physical Anthropology at University of Winchester

Physical Anthropology Lectureship - University of Winchester, UK.

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (Fixed term) | Bournemouth University

Post-Doc Research Assistant (3-years) Osteoarchaeology/Bioarchaeology in Bournemouth, UK.

Stockholms universitet | Research Engineer

Research Engineer - Ancient DNA Position at Stockholm University, Sweden. "Qualification requirements We are looking for someone with a master exam in a relevant area, e.g. archaeometry, molecular biology, zoology, ecology, population genetics, and documented experience of laboratory work in the relevant areas. Because the position involves interaction within a research group, personal skills such as, good collaborative and analytical skills, ability to work independently and take own initiatives, well-developed sense of responsibility and service mindedness, well-developed ability of oral and written communication are all considered as merits as well as experience of Next-Generation Sequencing of aDNA."

Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home

Further efforts to locate the buried remains of infants from Tuam, Co. Galway.

Research Assistant in Face Lab - 12 months fixed term at Liverpool John Moores University

Research Assistant - Craniofacial ID (12 months) "Face Lab was formed in 2014 at LJMU and researchers from the Lab have had great success in craniofacial analysis, identification of unknown bodies in forensic investigation, or historical figures for archaeological depiction. This work may involve craniofacial analysis, post-mortem depiction and craniofacial superimposition. Face Lab research relates to craniofacial identification, ancestry determination, facial recognition and facial animation."

Identifying human remains

An article on forensic anthropology in the Garda Review, the Irish Police Force (An Garda Síochána) Magazine by the Garda Representative Association.

Career Post » Irish Museums Association

Museum Manager Position, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin.

Image is everything

An article on forensic imaging in the Garda Review, the Irish Police Force (An Garda Síochána) Magazine by the Garda Representative Association.

Comparing Ancient DNA Preservation in Petrous Bone and Tooth Cementum

Interesting study comparing ancient DNA preservation in the petrous part of the temporal bone and tooth cementum.

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse - Springer

Free ebook on the history of dissecting criminal bodies in early modern England.


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