Oxford Global Genetics in Forensics Congress 2016 London

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  • Oxford Global is proud to present the Genetics in Forensics Congress, taking place on March 14-15, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, central London, UK. Across the two day event, our expert panel will offer a comprehensive look at critical advances in forensics research, and we will also be hosting key biotech solution providers, giving attendees the chance to hear about the very latest state-of-the-art technologies including NGS and rapid DNA analysis platforms.

    One of the main themes at the meeting will be the application of NGS technologies in forensic science, and day one features a whole stream dedicated to exploring the opportunities and challenges of NGS, including statistical analysis and interpretation of DNA profiles and mixture deconvolution. Our highly esteemed panel of speakers will also address topics including body fluid identification, SNP and STR analysis, and RNA profiling.

    On day two the focus turns to the most exciting research into DNA markers, including how to handle degraded DNA samples, strategies for familial search, and rare DNA variants and how to interpret them. The programme also includes talks covering microbial forensics, molecular evolution in court, lessons learned from famous cases and clinical perspectives on molecular autopsy.

    Confirmed Speakers

    • Antonina Argo – Professore Associato, Università degli Studi di Palermo
    • Jack Ballantyne – Professor, University of Central Florida, Associate Director - National Center for Forensic Science
    • Michael Coble – Forensic Biologist, NIST
    • Dieter Deforce – Professor, University of Ghent
    • Martin Fairley – Biology Team Manager, Forensic Services, Scottish Police Authority
    • Seth Faith – Professor, North Carolina State University
    • Richard Gill – Professor, Leiden University
    • Fernando González Candelas – Professor, Universidad de Valencia
    • June Guinness – Policy Manager and Scientific Adviser, Home Office
    • SallyAnn Harbison – Science and Technical Leader, ESR at Mt Albert
    • Dadna Hartmann – Manager Molecular Biology Laboratory, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
    • Mitch Holland – Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
    • Henry Lee – Professor, University of New Haven
    • Steve Lee – Professor and Director of the Forensic Science Programs, San Jose State University
    • Georgina Meakin – Research Fellow, UCL
    • Ronald Meester – Professor, VU University Amsterdam
    • Niels Morling – Professor of Forensic Genetics, Director and Chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Randall Murch – Visiting Professor, KCL
    • Fabrice Noel – Head of the Biology Unit, National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology
    • Walther Parson – Professor, Institute of Legal Medicine
    • Thomas Parsons – Director of Forensic Science, The International Commission on Missing Persons
    • Christopher Philips – Professor, Universidad de Santiago
    • Denise Syndercombe-Court – Reader in Forensic Science, Kings College London
    • Kees van der Beek – Custodian Dutch DNA-database, NFI
    • Charissa van Kooten – Lecturer, Netherlands Forensic Institute
    • Bruce Weir ‎– Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington
    • Jon Wetton – Research Associate, University of Leicester

    Who will attend

    The Genetics in Forensics Congress is an exclusive event consisting of world-class keynote addresses, presentations and panel discussions designed specifically for senior level attendees from academic institutions and forensic laboratories from across Europe and the USA.

    Delegates typically include Professors, Directors, Managers and Heads of:

    • Forensic Science
    • STR analysis
    • SNP Profiling
    • Body Fluid Identification
    • Y-Chromosome Analysis
    • Human Identification
    • Legal Medicine
    • Mixture Deconvolution
    • Probabilistic DNA Analysis
    • Database Construction
    • mRNA Profiling
    • Ancestry Inference

    Submit a poster

    For attendees interested in submitting a poster there are opportunities now available. Your poster presentation will be located in the exhibition room for two days alongside other posters from those working at the forefront of Genetics in Forensics Research.

    How to submit your abstract

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Principal author, Organisation
    • Mailing address, Email, Telephone, Fax
    • Additional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £250 plus VAT will be required. The poster should be presented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) portrait size.

    To take advantage of this opportunity you need to be registered as a paid delegate over the 2 days. We have limited spaces available, please register soon!

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