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R - Biology / DNA Program

Short Tandem Repeat (STR) I Analysis and Typing

Class Code: 
R251

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory or CCI-Los Angeles
Class Description: 

This 5-day (40-hour) course will provide students with information on short tandem repeat (STR) typing and will include: (1) intensive software training, (2) principles of PCR, (3) principles of electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis, (4) review of loci in currently available commercial STR typing kits, and (5) fragment sizing on different analytical platforms Each class is limited to 12 students. POST Certified

Instructor: 
Various
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures, group discussions, and laboratory exercises
Objectives: 
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
Prerequisites: 
SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, or approval of Course Coordinator.
Preparation: 
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
Tuition: 
No cost to California public crime laboratory personnel. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

Course Contact:

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Short Tandem Repeat (STR) II Analysis and Typing

Class Code: 
R252

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory and CCI-Los Angeles
Class Description: 

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 GenemapperIDX 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 template DNA STR typing, identification of human remains (STR miniplexes), considerations for uploading forensic profile to CODIS, basic concepts in population statistics, e and court issues are also included. POST Plan IV Certified.

Instructor: 
Various
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures, software exercises, and group discussions
Objectives: 
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
Prerequisites: 
R251 Short Tandem Repeat (STR) I Analysis and Typing
Materials Fee: 
$0
Tuition: 
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.

Course Contact:

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