Short Tandem Repeat (STR) II Analysis and Typing

Class Code: 
Subject Area: 
R - Biology / DNA Program
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.

Teaching Methods: 
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
Materials Fee: 
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: 
Neda Khoshkebari (916) 464-5599, (916)464-0600

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