Derek Tremain

Diatomology

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Derek has more than 40 years’ experience working at Guys Hospital where he became Chief Scientific Officer. As one of his specialist areas of expertise, Derek performed investigations into several hundred cases of suspected drowning where he examined human organs and water samples for the presence of Diatoms to help establish the cause of death.

Derek continues to offer these services through Forensic Access and provides advice, laboratory examination and interpretation of findings in any case were drowning is a possibility.

In a wide ranging career, Derek was also involved in setting up the National Injuries Database and was a pioneer in the field of Body Mapping, a service which he continues to provide. 

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