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Workshop Invitation: Intelligent use of Y-chromosomal markers

  • Brussels - Diegem.
  • Date: Wednesday 7 October 2015 Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00 hrs 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (CEST: Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm)
Free registration »

Contact: Henk Honing henk.honing@promega.com benelux@promega.com

Join the complimentary workshop:

Intelligent use of Y-chromosomal markers

For the analysis of mixtures, complex kinship cases and biogeographical origin determination



Wednesday, 07.10.2015, 11 – 16 Uhr


Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport

Brussels - Diegem

Register: http://promega.formstack.com/forms/y_str_workshop

Since we want to create an intense working atmosphere, the workshops are limited to 35 participants. We ask you kindly to register promptly, otherwise we can not guarantee your participation.


  • Workflow "sexual offenses" with case studies
  • YHRD database
  • Discussion on related topics such as: Rapidly mutating-Y-STRs, statistics, population analysis, case studies from the audience.

The program will be presented by

lutz-roewer-hids-speaker-speakers-pageProf. Dr. Lutz Roewer

Professor of Forensic Genetics
Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences 
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany


About the Presenter

  Prof. Dr. Lutz Roewer studied biochemistry at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and received his Ph.D. degree for molecular biology at the Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany) in 1991. Dr. Roewer is presently associate professor for forensic genetics at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany) and director of the Department of Forensic Genetics at this institute. He worked as guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatrics in Munich and the Kitasato University in Tokyo.

      Dr. Roewer works as a forensic expert since 1987. His scientific background comprises molecular genetic studies on hypervariable sequences in human and non-human DNA, forensic and kinship analysis, population genetics and bioinformatics. He is specialized in the field of Y-Chromosome genetics and its forensic, genealogical and anthropological applications. He is currently curator of the Y Chromosome Haplotype Reference Database (YHRD).

      Dr. Roewer is member of the International Society of Forensic Genetics and received 1999 the ISFG Biennial Award for his work on the forensic application of Y-chromosomal DNA polymorphisms. He is member of the editorial boards of the journals International Journal of Legal Medicine and Forensic Science International: Genetics. Since 2014 he is member of the SWGDAM Y-STR committee.

      Dr. Roewer authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, and publishes regularly reviews and chapters in text books.

Read his current article in Biospektrum: Das Y-Chromosom als forensischer und genealogischer Marker (www.biospektrum.de/sixcms/media.php/1093/12268-014-0497-z.pdf)

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