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2016 NIJ R&D Series: Forensic Biology & DNA
On behalf of RTI International, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), we would like to present the proceedings from the 2016 NIJ Research and Development Symposium (R&DS).
Morning Session II: Forensic Biology & DNA

The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.

A Hybrid Machine Learning Approach for DNA Mixture Interpretation - Michael Marciano
Award: 2014-DN-BX-K029

Delivery of a Microfluidic Acoustic Sperm Cell Trapping Prototype for Rapid Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence - James Landers
Award: 2013-NE-BX-K027

Isolation of Sperm DNA Through Protamine Capture - Patrick Spooner presenting for Michael Gerdes
Award: 2014-DN-BX-K017

Robust STR Calling High-throughput Sequencing Technologies - Yaniv Erlich
Award: 2014-DN-BX-K089

Measuring Rates of mtDNA Heteroplasmy and Assessing Transmission of Variants - Mitchell Holland
Award: 2014-DN-BX-K022

Speaker Info

R&D Symposium Presenters
Morning Session II: Forensic Biology & DNA

Michael Marciano - Syracuse University

James Landers - University of Virginia

Patrick Spooner - General Electric Company, GE Global Research

Yaniv Erlich - New York Genome Center

Mitchell Holland - The Pennsylvania State University
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This event is funded through a Cooperative Agreement (2011-DN-BX-K564) from the National Institute

of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The views,

policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect

those of the NIJ, OJP, or USDOJ.”