Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series

Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series

Join your colleagues for the 15th 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 three cities across the US and features presentations and live demos delivered by forensic scientists for forensic scientists.

Topics include:
  • Get decision support to help streamline sexual assault sample processing.
  • Are you ready for the new CODIS loci? Learn validation tips and tricks from the experts on our professional services team.
  • How Applied Biosystems™ YFiler™ Plus PCR Amplification Kit can help improve your first-pass success rate with challenging casework and sexual assault samples.
  • Increase discrimination of degraded DNA samples with next-generation sequencing (NGS).
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Detailed agenda per location posted as available.

Please note:

In addition to the three main seminar locations listed above, we will hold half-day sessions at a variety of forensic conferences occurring across the country. These half-day events require registration through the conference website. Space is limited so we recommend registering as soon as possible:

Earn 8 hours of continuing education credit for attending our full-day sessions.

Follow us on Twitter @human_id with the hashtag #ForensicSeminar for the latest updates and information on the 2015 "Future trends in forensic DNA technology" seminar series.

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Denver, CO



Denver Police Department Crime Lab, 1371 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO 80204


8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions—Amie Ingold, Thermo Fisher Scientific
8:45 a.m. Overview of the day—Caron Pruiett, Thermo Fisher Scientific
9:15 a.m. Utah's sexual assault kit workflow triage—Denise Oh, Utah Department of Public Safety
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. "Are you ready for the new Core CODIS Loci? HPS tips and tricks for validations of the GlobalFiler™ kit"—Lisa Calandro, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30 a.m. "Demystifying next—generation sequencing"—Sheri Olson and Eveline Farias—Hesson, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. "Quantification/7500 troubleshooting"—Caron Pruiett, Thermo Fisher Scientific
2:00 p.m. "Capillary electrophoresis troubleshooting"—Caron Pruiett, Thermo Fisher Scientific
3:00 p.m. Afternoon break
3:15 p.m. Mixture analysis breakout discussion
4:15 p.m. Wrap up and conclusion

Chicago, IL



Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North, 30 East Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60611


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Los Angeles, CA



California State University, 1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla, Los Angeles, CA 90032


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*Travel, accommodations, and other incidental expenses relating to the meeting are the responsibility of the attendees.

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