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Experts Speak to Advances in DNA Forensics at 2013 International Symposium on Human Identification

2013年04月17日 PM10:25
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MADISON, Wis.

Forensic professionals interested in learning about developing forensic DNA technologies and exploring the potential impact are invited to join scientists, law enforcement professionals and forensic experts at the 24th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), October 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

WHAT:    

24th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI). The symposium will explore current issues in forensic DNA analysis, including advances in DNA sequencing, cell typing, mixture interpretation, expert witness testimony and more.

 
WHO: Confirmed presenters include:

Kevin Davies, Ph.D.: Author of Cracking the Genome and The $1000 Genome, Davies is currently the editor-in-chief of Bio-IT World, a monthly magazine covering technology in the life sciences. He is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and has also worked at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cell Press. Davies is this year’s keynote speaker.

 

 

John Butler, Ph.D.: NIST fellow and group leader, Butler has worked with the FBI’s Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) since 2000. Butler will chair a workshop on understanding and incorporating newly available autosomal and Y STR markers.

 

WHERE:

 

Hyatt Regency
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
 
WHEN: October 7-10, 2013
 
WHY: Attracting 750+ forensic DNA analysts and forensic scientists from around the world, ISHI is the industry’s largest conference on DNA analysis for human identification. Attending professionals have the opportunity to explore and debate the latest forensic DNA research, technologies and ethical concerns.
 
WEB:

Visit www.ishinews.com for a conference agenda and presenter updates.

This symposium for forensic experts and suppliers is offered through Promega Corporation, a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. The company’s 2,000 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, molecular diagnostics and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 15 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit www.promega.com.

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CONTACT

Promega Corporation
Penny Patterson, (608) 274-4330
Senior
Director, Communications
penny.patterson@promega.com
or
Barten
& Associates
Laura Barten, (608) 758-2672
lbarten@ameritech.net

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