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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Chicago, IL



Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North
30 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 329-2500

We will offer vouchers for parking in the garage at 401 North State St. Chicago, IL 60654 (at the corner of State St. and Kinzie St., two blocks from the Marriott)


8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
Gabe Feltner, Life Technologies, Life Sciences Solutions
9:15 a.m. Introduction: increasing success rates and efficiency across the forensic workflow
Megan Meyer, Life Technologies, Life Sciences Solutions
9:45 a.m. A Comparative Study of 4N6FLOQSwabs™ : Cotton Swabs, and Swabbing Solutions
Dagmar Sweeney, Forensic Program, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
10:15 a.m. Introducing the Copan® PA200 and CPA300 next-generation punching systems for DNA reference samples
Andrea Carbonaro, Life Technologies, Life Sciences Solutions
10:45 a.m. Morning break
11:00 a.m. Casework validation of Quantifiler® Trio and GlobalFiler® kits
Katherine Maciag, State of Ohio Bureau Criminal Investigation
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Evaluation of the Yfiler® Plus Kit for Casework
Lynne Burley, Santa Clara Crime Lab
1:45 p.m. Floating Remains: A GlobalFiler® case study
Steen Hartsen, British Columbia Institute of Technology
2:30 p.m. Everything you ever wanted to know about NGS but were afraid to ask
Nnamdi Ihuegbu, Life Technologies, Life Sciences Solutions
3:30 p.m. Afternoon break
3:45 p.m. Belated justice: Ohio's untested sexual assault kits
Andrea Dennis, State of Ohio Bureau Criminal Investigation
4:30 p.m. Wrap up and conclusion
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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