INSTRUCTOR: Amy Prevost, Ph.D., Director, Scientific Courses

SCHEDULE: Training will consist of one full day of training combining discussion and lecture with hands-on experience. Please see our recommendations for preparation.


CONTENT: This practical course is for non-scientists who are interested in gaining an understanding of molecular biology-based concepts and techniques that are used in determining human identity. Hands-on exploration solidifies and augments knowledge gained in lecture and discussion. Specific objectives may vary depending on individual or group interest. These sessions may also be structured to be at an intermediate or advanced level.

Nucleic Acid Isolation DNA isolation from crime scene evidence
DNA Fingerprinting What forensic scientists look for in DNA evidence
STR Analysis How DNA information distinguishes individuals
Current Topics Forensic examples in the news