Constitution (OPEN Original) (OPEN English Translation)

Founded in December 1995, the legal seat of the Society of Hair Testing is Strasbourg, France. The constitution was written according to the French law. Elections were held every two years.



Mario Cassani (Italy), Marcello Chiarotti (Italy), Carmen Jurado (Spain), Pascal Kintz (France), Patrice Mangin (at that time France, now Switzerland), Manfred Möller (Germany), Hans Sachs (Germany), Jordi Segura (Spain), Christian Staub (Switzerland), Michael Uhl (Germany), Robert Wennig (Luxembourg)

Goals of the Society are:

  • Promotion of research in hair testing technologies in forensic, clinical and occupational sciences
  • Development of international proficiency tests
  • Organization of meetings and workshops
  • Encouragement to scientific cooperation and exchanges among members


Former Presidents

Hans Sachs        1995 - 2000

Christian Staub   2000 - 2004

Carmen Jurado   2004 - 2008

Pascal Kintz        2008 - 2012

Christine Moore  2012 - 2014


Current Board Members


Markus R. Baumgartner, Zurich Institute of Forensic Medicine (Switzerland)



Robert Kronstrand, National Board of Forensic Medicine (Sweden)



Gail Cooper, Cooper Gold Forensic Consultancy Ltd, Scotland (United Kingdom)



 Michael Uhl, Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt (Germany)


Administration board (in alphabetical order)

Maristela Andraus (Brazil), Brice Appenzeller (Luxembourg), Vincent Cirimele (France), 

Donata Favretto (Italy), Frank Sporkert (Switzerland), Marco Vincenti (Italy)

Michel Yegles (Luxembourg)

last update: August 20, 2018

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