imageDavid Rolfe writes:

While in Torun recently I managed to spend some time with Professor Danin who kindly gave me an extended interview. We discussed, among other things, how it might be possible to assess the validity of his work. The interview can be linked from the opening page of 

* * * or better yet CLICK HERE. And from the resulting page (pictured):

Plants first became relevant to the Shroud investigation as the result of a "spur-of-the-moment" idea from the late Max Frei (Frei-Sulzer to give him his fall name) who is pictured left above. He was an eminent Swiss criminologist based in Zurich and a frequent visitor to Turin where he was often consulted on local investigations. On one such visit in 1973 he was asked to witness and authenticate a new set of photographs that were being taken of the Shroud. He took out a roll of clear sticky tape that he carried as part of his investigator’s tools and asked if he could press it against the Shroud to take away some of the microscopic bits of dust that would stick to it. Permission was granted. Professor Avinoam Danin – an eminent Israeli botanist – (pictured right) was drawn into the Shroud investigation as a direct result of Frei’s work. He has been credited with producing the most supportive evidence for the Shroud’s authenticity. Max Frei begins the story in the first clip below.

See: Plants