Short Tandem Repeat (STR) II Analysis and Typing
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.