Day 1

Welcome and Introductions

8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

  1. Purpose of the workshop
  2. Instructors
  3. Facilities

Overview of SNP Analysis

8:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

  1. History of SNPs in forensic testing
  2. Types of SNPs suitable for forensic typing
  3. SNP applications in other fields of science
Presentation (PDF 3.2MB)

Genetics of SNP Markers

9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

  1. Selection of SNP loci
  2. Population structure & expectations
Presentation (PDF 600kB)

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Genplex™: A CE-based SNP detection platform

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

  1. Genplex™ process
  2. Amplification and electrophoresis parameters
  3. Data interpretation
Presentation (PDF 5.2MB)


Overview of Ibis™ ESI-MS

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

  1. Introduction to mass spectrometry Presentation (PDF 2.4MB)
  2. Introduction to the Ibis™ platforms and base composition analysis Presentation (PDF 7.3MB)

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Lab tour, group assignments, intro to technologies

2:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

  1. Group 1 – GenPlex™ (hands-on) Presentation (PDF 764kB)
  2. Group 2 – Ibis™ T5000™/PLEX-ID™ (lecture)