Specialist DNA Awareness Presentation

An Awareness Session for Police Investigators

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Specialist DNA Awareness Session
Date Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Course Duration 10.00am - 12.00pm
Location Online (Microsoft Teams)
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Course Summary

Cellmark Forensic Services has considerable experience of the use of a range of specialist DNA techniques in forensic casework. This includes Y-STR analysis, mitochondrial DNA analysis, next generation DNA profiling (massively parallel sequencing) and animal DNA testing (such as species determination and canine DNA analysis), all of which Cellmark provides as ISO17025 accredited services from its own laboratories. Cellmark also uses advanced specialist software for statistically evaluating mixed DNA results and for non-routine searches of the National DNA Database.

This presentation will focus on the use of Y-STR analysis in casework and how results are evaluated. It will also discuss how massively parallel sequencing can be used to develop intelligence leads both now, as well as in the future through the use of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy (FIGG).

This will be a free to attend event hosted on Microsoft Teams.