Webinar: The Y‐Chromosome in the Forensic and Kinship Laboratory: Sexing, Profiling and Matching Male DNA
- Tuesday, April 21, 2020
- 3:30 PM–5:30 PM (CEST: Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm)
Lutz Roewer, PhD
Head and Associate Professor of Forensic Genetics, Institute of Legal Medicine, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
This webinar will review the currently available markers, kits and techniques which are used by forensic analysts to generate informative Y chromosome profiles from biological evidence. Current interpretation guidelines will be discussed, as will interpretation methods and how LR-based reports are presented in the courtroom. The YHRD, its structure, maintenance, data validation processes submission rules and tools will also be covered.
Biogeographical inference of an unknown male person using Y-SNPs combined with Y-STRs along with recent crime cases where Y-based ancestry prediction has provided important investigative leads. Examples will include using YHRD based computation, population data and profiles.
This webinar will be broke into 3 sessions:
- Session 1 - International status of Y-STR typing
- Session 2 - Y chromosome as an investigative tool
- Session 3 - Making the most of Y-STRs
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