Mayra Eduardoff, PhD, Head of DNA Laboratories and Co-coordinator of ICMP’s Science and Technology Department

Mayra Eduardoff, PhD, is Head of DNA Laboratories and Co-coordinator of ICMP’s Science and Technology Department. Dr. Eduardoff oversees DNA analysis of skeletal remains and reference samples, as well as the implementation of capacity transfer and development programs, and research to advance forensic techniques for human identification based on skeletal remains.

Dr. Eduardoff also leads the scientific component of ICMP’s Mexico Program. From 2019 to 2020 she was based in Monterrey, coordinating the scientific activities carried out by ICMP with the Institute of Criminalistics and Expert Services of the Nuevo León State Attorney General’s Office.

Dr. Eduardoff holds a PhD with honors in Genetics and Genomics from the University of Innsbruck, a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She is also a graduate in Economics and Administration and has had a long professional career in forensic coordination, research and development of scientific processes applied to human identification, including in the laboratory of the University of Innsbruck working on the Ayotzinapa cases of the 43 disappeared students in Mexico, and as Forensic Identification Coordinator with the ICRC Delegation in Georgia.