1:00 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: From Research to Casework
Melinda Mitchell (Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health, QUT Kelvin Grove, Australia)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Introduction by Discussion Leader
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Titia Sijen (Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Netherlands) "A Career in Forensics with a Non-Forensic Background"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Expanding the Application of RNA, Epigenetic and SNP Markers in Forensics
Tiffany Layne (FBI Research and Support Unit, United States)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Mirna Ghemrawi (Florida International University, United States) "Investigating the Identification of Menstrual Blood using Epigenetic Methylation Based Assay"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Margreet van den Berge (Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Netherlands) "Associating Donor and Cell Type using RNA SNPs"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Nadescha Hänggi (University of Zurich, Switzerland) "RNA-based Age Estimation from RNA-Seq Data - Preliminary Results from the RNAgE Project"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Adam Staadig (National Board of Forensic Medicine Sweden, Sweden) "An Extensive SNP Panel with the use of Unique Molecular Indices for Decreased Genotype Errors and Increased Sensitivity"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Future Directions for Human Identification
Karin Crenshaw (Broward County Sheriff's Office, United States)
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Brittany Hudson (Virginia Commonwealth University, United States) "A Novel Spermatozoa Isolation Technique using Buoyancy-Activated Cell Sorting (BACS) and PH-20 Antibody"
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Tunde Huszar (NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), United States) "Tell Me Y : Sequencing of Forensic Y-STR Markers for the NIST U.S. Population Samples"
9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Jerry Hoogenboom (Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Netherlands) "Improving the Accuracy of LR-ranking Based DNA Database Searches with Complex DNA Mixtures"
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Julie Burrill (SUNY-Stony Brook University, United States) ""Do you understand what I'm saying?" Communication Methods for Forensic Scientists"
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
Laurence Devesse (King's College London, United Kingdom)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Professional Insights for Planning a Career in Forensic DNA Analysis
Sarah Seashols Williams (Virginia Commonwealth University, United States)
Denise Syndercombe Court (King's College London, United Kingdom)
Melissa Kotkin (Verogen, United States)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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