Basics of Forensic DNA Analysis (One day)
DNA analysis is an important and powerful tool for forensic scientists. This presentation of forensic DNA analysis theory and practice is ideal for nonscientists and for scientists new to DNA typing who want to understand DNA-based human identification.
Dates: February 1, September 9, November 5, 2013
Additional dates can be arranged by contacting PETAL with a custom training request.
9:30 to 17:30 (7 hr)
500 € VAT excluded for researchers and technicians
400 € VAT excluded for students
Who should attend:
Students, researchers and technicians who would like to explore DNA typing methods.
Maximum number of attendees: 8
A certificate of completion is given to participants.
This class is a one-day overview of forensic DNA analysis basics. Course topics include:
- DNA extraction from biological samples
- DNA quantitation
- Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) basics and gel electrophoresis
- Multiplexed short tandem repeat (STR) amplification and fluorescence detection using capillary electrophoresis
- Analysis of STR profiles and interpreting assay results
Additionally, we will discuss how the justice system integrates DNA analysis into criminal investigations. Other topics of interest to forensic sciences will be discussed.
Specific course objectives may vary depending on individual and group interests. Please contact us if you have questions.
This course may also be structured as a five-day course, please inquire.