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August 29, 2022

International Society of Forensic Genetics 2022

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August 29 – September 2
Washington DC

There’s a lot of sequencing going on at ISFG. Get all the information you need at the NGS hub, booths 201 and 206

We can’t wait to see you at the 29th congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics which has an amazing line up of presentations on sequencing, kinship analysis, and advanced forensic DNA analysis. Visit the NGS hub to talk with experts from Verogen and QIAGEN on how next-generation sequencing (NGS) can advance your laboratory: analyze STRs, SNPs, and mtDNA, perform forensic investigative genetic genealogy, and estimate externally visible characteristics, all on a single instrument.

  • Join us during the Thursday morning break in the Verogen booth for a live software demo
  • Check out your attendee bag insert and stop by the booth to participate in a treasure hunt to win exciting prizes
  • The winners of the Second Young Investigator Award will be announced
  • Hear how the forensic community is using NGS, creating standards and guidelines, and advancing forensic DNA analysis

Interesting Talks

Featuring Verogen technology

  • Leveraging Massively Parallel Sequencing Data of Autosomal STRs for Ancestry Estimation
    Laurence Devesse, UK
  • The Development of a Probabilistic Genotyping Software for the Continuous Interpretation of NGS aSTR Mixtures
    Meng-Han Lin, New Zealand
  • Analysis of the Genealogy Process in Forensic Genetic Genealogy
    Lawrence Wein, USA
  • Limitations of Simulated Data for Evaluating Kinship Scenarios
    Lucinda Davenport, UK

Standards and guidelines

  • ISFG DNA Commission Recommendations on STR Sequence Nomenclature
    Katherine B. Gettings, USA
  • Protecting Public Safety and Privacy Through Best Practices and Standards for Forensic Genetic Genealogy
    Claire L. Glynn, USA
  • Using Previous DNA Casework Data to Aid Decision Making in the Process of DNA Profile Interpretation
    Corina Benschop, Netherlands
  • Forensics in the Service of History – Founding of the German Genetic Database of Fallen Soldiers
    Marta Diepenbroek, Germany

NGS advancing forensics

  • Assigning the Number of Contributors for Autosomal STR Profiles Using Different NOC Methods
    Sarah Riman, USA
  • Whole Genome Sequencing Compared to Hybridization Capture Enrichment for the Development of SNP Profiles from Historical Samples for GEDmatch Searching
    Jacqueline Tyler Thomas, USA
  • Streamlining the Decision-Making Process for International DNA Kinship Matching in Missing Person Investigations
    François-Xavier Laurent, France
  • Optimization of Library Preparation for Ultrasensitive MPS Analysis of STR Markers
    Johannes Hedman, Sweden
  • Evaluating Probabilistic Genotyping for Low-Pass DNA Sequencing
    Sammed Mandape, USA
  • Introducing the FORCE Panel: An All-In-One SNP Marker Set for Forensic Applications
    Charla Marshall, USA
  • SNP Genotype Imputation in Forensics – A Performance Study
    Andreas Tillmar, Sweden