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Virginie Galais first holds a BSc in Cell Biology and Physiology from the University of Paris Diderot, and a MSc in Forensic Science (Physical identification) from the School of Criminal Sciences of Lausanne University (Switzerland). Her Masters project focused on analysing a methodology for the evaluation of DNA results given activity level proposition in a context of stabbing.

Virginie joined the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic to pursue a PhD in investigating fibre as trace evidence. Her research project focuses on understanding the chemical and physical properties of fibres to determine how they affect shedding, the transfer and the persistence.