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September 13, 2021

ISHI 2021 Symposium

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September 13 – 16, 2021
Orlando, FL

Verogen booth 1017

We can’t wait to see you at the 32nd International Symposium on Human Identification. Join us to see how laboratories are using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to maximize the information from their DNA samples. We’ll have live software demos of GEDmatch PRO in the Verogen booth on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons showing how easy forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) can be. The Verogen Vendor Showcase will give a preview into upcoming tools and our partnership with QIAGEN that will make operationalizing NGS easier. And you can still register for the masterclass on FGG that will empower you to take control of this investigative technique.

Live GEDmatch PRO Demos

Join us Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in the Verogen booth for a live walk through of the GEDmatch PRO software.

Featured Posters

  • 024 – Hayley Fallang, Towson University: Next-Generation Sequencing of Mitochondrial DNA Extracted from Historic Human Remains
  • 025 – Ashley True, Towson University: Comparison of DNA Profiles Produced With and Without WGA for Modern and Historic Bones
  • 027 – Hannah Berry, Towson University: Comparison of STR Profiles after Whole Genome Amplification for Modern DNA and Destroyed DNA Samples
  • 034 – Rachel Houston, Sam Houston State University: Evaluation of the ForenSeq MainstAY Kit with Challenging Samples
  • 054 – Christi Guerrini, Baylor College of Medicine: The ForenSeq Project: Assessing Public Preferences and Policy Options for Investigative Genetic Genealogy
  • 020 – Brian Young, NicheVision: MPS Analysis Presents a Paradigm Shift in the Metrological Treatment of Forensic DNA Data
  • 046 Joana Antunes: The usability of the ForenSeq Kintelligence workflow in generating investigative leads in the context of forensic genetic genealogy
  • 019 Kathryn Stephens: Developmental validation of ForenSeq MainstAY library prep, sequencing and software for analysis of autosomal and Y

Interesting Talks

  • The Truth is Out There – Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Law Enforcement’s Use of Genetic Genealogy. Stephen Busch, Indego Solutions
  • What FGG is Revealing about CODIS and the Criminal Justice System. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Identifinders International
  • Analysis of the Genealogy Process in Investigative Genetic Genealogy. Lawrence Wein, Stanford University
  • Ancestry informativeness of autosomal STRs using Massively Parallel Sequencing. Laurence Devesse, King’s College London
  • Ancestry Informative Markers in the Skin Microbiome for Human Identification. Allison Sherier, UNTHSC

Featured Workshop

Technological Considerations for Responsibly Implementing a Forensic Genetic Genealogy Workflow with NGS
Thursday September 16th // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Verogen Vendor Showcase

Operationalizing NGS
Wednesday September 15 // 8:15 am - 8:35 am EST