Advancing Fundamental Technologies from the Crime Lab to the Crime Scene
June 19-24, 2016 in Waterville Valley, NH
This meeting addresses the challenges facing forensic scientists and technology development scientists focused on sensitive STR profiling from DNA extracted from a broader range of sample types and with increasingly lower copy number. The focus will be on current forensic DNA analysis chemistries and instrumentation used for STR profiling, as well as next gen sequencing platforms that potentially offer enhanced capabilities for generating data for human ID. This will be an attractive discussion environment for stimulating discussions between the scientists and molecular biologists developing the technology, and the analysts using it in the criminal justice system. These discussions will be critical in synchronizing the needs of the analyst with the development capabilities of those in the research and development sector.