NIST Invites Forensic DNA Analysts to Webinar on Mixture Interpretation
May 7, 2014
Contact: Linda Joy
Forensic DNA analysts are invited to participate in a webinar on DNA mixture interpretation on Wednesday, May 28, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring the webinar.
Forensic DNA experts from local, national and international agencies will give presentations to address challenges in interpreting DNA mixtures. Forensic laboratories are increasingly analyzing samples with low levels of DNA such as evidence from burglaries and other property crimes.
Six presenters will address specific challenges that arise in interpreting mixed DNA samples. The workshop is intended for anyone interested in probabilistic genotyping software packages to aid in the evaluation of mixed DNA profiles, including DNA analysts, DNA technical leaders, laboratory directors, attorneys and consultants. The presentations will be aimed toward an audience with experience in DNA profile interpretation, statistical calculations and population genetics.