Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory and CCI-Los Angeles
This 5-day (40-hour) course will provide students with in-depth training on interpretation issues regarding short tandem repeat (STR) typing of both single source samples and mixtures. It includes 2 days of hands-on training with GenemapperID software on data sets and electronic capillary electrophoresis data from sample amplified during the STR I course. Lectures on diagnosis of DNA extracts via qPCR, chromosome anomalies (trisomies, chimeric and mosaic individuals), low copy nunber STR typing, identification of human remains (STR miniplexes), considerations for uploading forensic profile to CODIS, basic concepts in population statistics, expert systems software and court issues are also included. POST Certified.
Classroom lectures, software exercises, and group discussions
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
R251 Short Tandem Repeat (STR) I Analysis and Typing
No cost to California public crime laboratory personnel. A $600.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, private sector, or out of state applicants.