Ex-head of the DNA unit in Ras Al khaimah police forensic unit and an expert in the field of forensic genetics. With over 17 years of experience in the field of forensics, working with many police forces in the United kingdom including the metropolitan police, Thames valley police and the British transport police. Contacted to establish the forensic DNA unit in RAK Police HQ in 2008, where he developed a keen interest in the effects of local environmental insults on DNA degradation and presumptive testing. He has also taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses on Forensic Genetics and Human Genetics among others locally and internationally for over a decade. Dr. Bushra has gained his Doctorate in Forensic Genetics from the university of central Lancashire in 2016.
- BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology, University of Hertfordshire
- Post Grad. Cert. in Forensic Genetics, University of the West of England
- PhD in Forensic Genetics, University of Central Lancashire
- MBA in Global Leadership, Swiss School of Managment (on-going)
Dr. Bushra has developed a keen interest in the effects of the local environmental insults on human DNA degradation and presumptive testing. He is also interested in the integration of DNA analysis in ancestry and life-style applications
List of Publications
- Idris, B., & Goodwin, W. (2015). Comparison of Chelex®-100 with two solid phase DNAextraction techniques. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series,5 : e274–e275.
- Idris, B., & Goodwin, W. (2022). Evaluating the sensitivity of presumptive and confirmatory tests for body fluids. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series,5 : e274–e275.
- University Biology I
- Advanced Molecular Biology and Forensic Sciences
- Senior Seminar
- Crime Scene investigation
- Forensic DNA and serology Lab