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Learn About the Latest Forensic DNA Technologies and Techniques at the 2015 International Symposium on Human Identification

2015年05月07日 PM10:00
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MADISON, Wis.

The continued growth of DNA-typing technologies has technical, legal and ethical implications. Forensic professionals interested in learning about developing forensic DNA tools and processes are invited to join scientists, law enforcement professionals and forensic experts at the 26th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), October 12–15, 2015, in Grapevine, Texas.

WHAT:

  26th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI). The symposium will cover timely issues in forensic DNA analysis, including advances in rapid DNA testing and microfluidics, next-generation sequencing (NGS), DNA admissibility, forensic leadership and more.
 

WHO:

Confirmed presenters include:
 

Kirk Bloodsworth: Bloodsworth is the first person to be exonerated from death row through post-conviction DNA testing. A former marine, Bloodsworth was convicted of brutally assaulting and killing a young girl based on eyewitness testimony. He spent nine years in prison—including two years facing execution—before DNA testing performed by Forensic Science Associates exonerated him. Bloodsworth is this year’s keynote speaker.

 

Turi King: A molecular geneticist and lecturer in genetics and archaeology at the University of Leicester, King is renowned for leading the DNA analysis in the Richard III identification project. King will share her experiences on the project, presenting Richard III: the Resolution of a 500 Year-Old Mystery.

 

Vanessa Lynch: Lynch is the Executive Director of the DNA Project, a non-profit organization established to address the crime situation in South Africa through the expanded use of DNA evidence in conjunction with the country’s National DNA Database. A former attorney, Lynch founded the organization after her father was murdered in 2004. Lynch will present on the use of DNA databases to help solve serial crime cases.

 

WHERE:

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1502 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051, USA
 

WHEN:

October 12–15, 2015
 

WHY:

ISHI is the largest conference to focus on DNA analysis for human identification. The meeting attracts more than 900 DNA analysts and forensic scientists from around the world, providing these professionals an opportunity to explore and discuss the latest research, technologies and ethical issues in the field today.
 

WEB:

Visit www.ishinews.com for a conference agenda and late-breaking updates.

 

About Promega

This symposium for forensic experts and suppliers is offered by Promega Corporation, a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. Promega Corporation has provided products for DNA-based human identification for over 20 years. The company’s 3,000 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA, with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit www.promega.com.

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CONTACT

Promega Corporation
Penny Patterson
Sr. Director,
Communications
Phone: (608) 274-4330
E-mail: penny.patterson@promega.com

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