Life Technologies 2014 Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series

Life Technologies 2014 Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series

Join your colleagues for the 14th Annual Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series. These informative sessions will focus on tools, methods, and next-generation solutions that improve efficiency and performance across the human identification workflow.

This year's seminar series visits four cities across North America and features presentations delivered by forensic scientists for forensic scientists.

Topics include:
  • New Punching Systems for Forensic DNA databasing
  • Quantifiler® HP and Trio Quantification Kits and HID real-Time PCR Analysis Software v1.2 in action
  • The YFiler™ Plus Kit Development and Application
  • Upgrading the Workflow: Enhancing Information Recovery from Forensic Evidence
  • Global legislative updates
  • Get more information from your Forensic samples using new next generation sequencing solutions
  • Interesting cases
City and date information.

Detailed agenda per location posted as available.

Please note:

In addition to the four main seminar locations listed above, four "mini" events listed below will be held in conjunction with other forensic conferences. These events are half day sessions and require registration through the conference website. Space is limited so we recommend registering as soon as possible:


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Atlanta, GA

07/09/14

Venue:

JW Marriott Buckhead
3300 Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326


Phone: (404) 262-3344


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & introductions
Shelly Guerrero, Life Technologies
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates and Efficiency Across The Forensic Workflow
Melissa Kotkin, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Introducing the CPA200 and CPA300—Next Generation Punching Systems for DNA Reference Samples
Andrea Carbonaro, Life Technologies
10:30 a.m. Next-Generation DNA Quantification Kits/The Path Forward
Clint Buchanan, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
11:15 a.m. Morning break
11:30 a.m. Development and Validation of the YFiler™ PCR Amplification Kit
Andrea Carbonaro, Life Technologies
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Upgrading the Workflow: Enhancing Information Recovery from Forensic Evidence
Melissa Kotkin, Life Technologies
1:45 p.m. 3500xL Validation with Normalization Feature
Leigh Clark, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
2:30 p.m. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About NGS but were afraid to ask
Meredith Turnbough, Life Technologies
3:15 p.m. Afternoon break
3:30 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the US and Abroad
Lisa Hurst, Gordon Thomas Honeywell
4:15 p.m. Belated Justice: Ohio’s Untested Sexual Assault Kits
Dave Miller, State of Ohio BCI
5:00 p.m. Meeting concludes

San Francisco, CA

07/23/14

Venue:

Thermo Fisher Scientific
180 Oyster Point Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080


Note: In lieu of parking reimbursement, Life Technologies will be providing a round-trip BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) ticket to attendees. Please contact your sales representative for more information and if you are interested in receiving a BART ticket for this event. Bauer’s shuttles will be provided between the South San Francisco BART station and the Life Technologies campus. Pick up times are at 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at the South San Francisco BART station, and returning shuttles are at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & introductions
Ryan Dutton, Life Technologies
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates and Efficiency Across The Forensic Workflow
Kellie Fenesan, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Introducing the Copan® PA200 and CPA300 Next-Generation Punching Systems for DNA Reference Sample
Kellie Fenesan, Life Technologies
10:30 a.m. Laboratory Validation of Quantifiler® Trio on Qiagen Robotics
Ken Pfoser Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory
11:15 a.m. Morning break
11:30 a.m. YFiler™ Plus Kit Sensitivity Study
Sonja Klein, California Department of Justice
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Validation of Quant Trio and GlobalFiler® products on the 3500 Platform
Jarrah Kennedy, Kansas City Police Department
1:45 p.m. Validation of the GlobalFiler® Casework and Express Kits
—Kyra Groeblinghoff, St Louis County Police Department
2:30 p.m. Everything you ever wanted to know about NGS but were afraid to ask
Nnamdi Ihuegbu, Life Technologies
3:15 p.m. Afternoon break
3:30 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the U.S. and Abroad
Lisa Hurst, Gordon Thomas Honeywell
4:15 p.m. Belated Justice: Ohio's Untested Sexual Assault Kits
Jade McDaniel, BCI
5:00 p.m. Wrap up and Conclusion

Crystal City, VA

08/06/14

Venue:

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington Virginia


Phone: (703) 413-5500


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & introductions
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency across the Forensic Workflow
9:45 a.m. Collection devices and the Copan CPA200 and CPA300 Punching Systems
10:30 a.m. Quantifiler® HP and Trio Quantification Kits and HID real-Time PCR Analysis Software v1.2 in action
11:15 a.m. Morning break
11:30 a.m. YFiler™ Plus kit Development and application
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Harnessing the Power of the GlobalFiler® Kit Products
1:45 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the U.S. and Abroad
2:30 p.m. Get more information from your Forensic samples using new next generation sequencing solutions
3:15 p.m. Afternoon break
3:30 p.m. Interesting cases
4:30 p.m. Question and Answers
5:00 p.m. Meeting concludes

Chicago, IL

08/20/14

Venue:

Courtyard Marriott Downtown/River North
30 East Hubbard
Chiago, IL


Phone: (312) 329-2500


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & introductions
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency across the Forensic Workflow
9:45 a.m. Collection devices and the Copan CPA200 and CPA300 Punching Systems
10:30 a.m. Quantifiler® HP and Trio Quantification Kits and HID real-Time PCR Analysis Software v1.2 in action
11:15 a.m. Morning break
11:30 a.m. YFiler™ Plus kit Development and application
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Harnessing the Power of the GlobalFiler® Kit Products
1:45 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the U.S. and Abroad
2:30 p.m. Get more information from your Forensic samples using new next generation sequencing solutions
3:15 p.m. Afternoon break
3:30 p.m. Interesting cases
4:30 p.m. Question and Answers
5:00 p.m. Meeting concludes
Travel, accommodations, and other incidental expenses relating to the meeting are the responsibility of the attendees.

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