2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: The Future of Forensic DNA Analysis and Your Impact on an Evolving Field
Carrie Mayes (Sam Houston State University, USA) and Frank Wendt (University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pm
Katherine Gettings (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) "More Turns than a Double Helix: On Taking Risks and Enjoying the Journey of a Career in Forensic DNA"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Optimizing Traditional Case Workflow for Increased Throughput
Kyleen Elwick (Sam Houston State University, USA) and Esirioghene Tasker (Sam Houston State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Sarah Lum (University of Notre Dame, USA) "Battling the Backlog: Novel CZE System for Forensic Analysis of Sexual Assault Evidence"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Chelsie Testerman (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) "Antibody Mediated Separation of Seminal Male/Female Mixtures from Sexual Assault Samples"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Julie Burrill (King's College London, United Kingdom) "Investigation of Components of 'Touch DNA' Deposits"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Laurence Devesse (King's College London, United Kingdom) "Investigating Sequence-Based STR Alleles Using Massively Parallel Sequencing"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reaching Further than STRs: Emerging Methods and Applications for Human Identification
Tiffany Layne (University of Virginia, USA) and Allison Sherier (University of North Texas Center for Health Science, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Fabio Oldoni (The George Washington University, USA) "Microhaplotypes: A New Comprehensive and Versatile Tool for Forensic DNA Analysis"
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Carrie Mayes (Sam Houston State University, USA) "Initial Evaluation of the Stability and Persistence of mRNA and miRNA for Body Fluid Identification in Forensic Samples"
9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:20 am
An-Chi Tsuei (University of Virginia, USA) "Rapid Screening of Human Male DNA via Colorimetric Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification"
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Frank Wendt (University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA) "Pathway-Driven Molecular Autopsy of Tramadol-Exposed Finns"
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Professional Insights for Planning a Career in Forensic DNA Analysis
Four panelists from academia and industry will share their insights about the future of forensic DNA analysis and how to prepare for your career in the field. The session will begin with 5 minutes of each panelist describing their career path, and then the discussion leaders will open the floor for Q&A in topics such as how to develop a research vision, and identify impactful industry positions.
Rachel Wiley (University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA) and Carolyn Lewis (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Future of Forensic Genetics
Angie Ambers (University of North Texas Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI), USA)
Mary Dukes (QIAGEN, Inc., USA)
Katherine Gettings (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
Mark Guilliano (QIAGEN Corporation, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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