Future of Forensics & DNA - Friday 23. February in Basel

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presented by Dr. Ulrike Schacker - for registration mail to: info@galantos.eu ; Fax +49-6131-3929293
  • touch-dna
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  • Themes:
    • Touch DNA - Improve your DNA success rate from real world samples – from firearms, tape lifts, duct tape, fingerprints, LCM samples, etc. Successful case histories shared.  
    • Post PCR – before and after electropherograms, bringing up minor profiles, successful case histories shared.
    • Improved Sexual assault workflow -  using RSID SEMEN, HY-LITER SOS 20 minute staining, LCM to detect, count, and isolate cells for DNA. New Sperm Scanner for automated scanning, detection, and analysis.
    • RSID SEMEN for washed samples. 

    More Details will follow!

  • washed semen

About the presenters:
Karl Reich received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Cornell University and worked as a chemist before obtaining his doctorate in Molecular Biology from UCLA [through a quirk, his graduate research was performed at Harvard Medical School]. Dr. Reich's postdoctoral training included research work at the Institute Pasteur, Paris France and at Stanford Medical School. He then spent five years in the Pharmaceutical Division of Abbott Laboratories working on a variety of DNA-based genomic projects. He is presently the Chief Scientific Officer at IFI where he oversees the laboratory and directs the research and development efforts of an ISO-17025 accredited forensic DNA laboratory.
Dr. Reich has more than 30 years of scientific experience in chemistry, molecular biology and biochemistry. He has published more than 20 research papers in first line scientific journals and has been court qualified in DNA, Biology and Statistics in numerous jurisdictions.
Jennifer Old received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her graduate work in Pathology/Microbiology at the Eppley Cancer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Jennifer completed a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the lab of John Cleveland working on mouse tumor models. Presently, Dr. Old is a senior research and development scientist at Independent Forensics and was the primary researcher in the RSIDTM (Rapid Stain Identification) Series of Body Fluid Identification tests for the detection of body fluids at crime scenes and Sperm Hy-liter, the immunofluorescence based method for sperm identification. Jennifer Old has published 15 articles in journals and has over 15 years in laboratory experience in molecular biology, fluorescent microscopy, and biochemistry.