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2018 NIJ R&D Symposium - Trace Microbiome
The FTCoE assisted the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in hosting the annual NIJ Forensic Science Research & Development (R&D) Symposium on February 20th, 2018 at the 70th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Seattle, WA.
Original Live Symposium took place on 02/20/2018

 - Trace Microbiome - 

Developing Reliable Methods for Microbial Fingerprinting of Soil Evidence: Collection, Contamination, Storage, and Analysis
 - David Foran: Michigan State University

Evaluating the Skin Microbiome as Trace Evidence on Common Surface Types
 - David Carter: University of California, San Diego

Forensic Geosourcing Potential of the Human Microbiome
 - Lauren Brinkac Leone: J. Craig Venter Institute

Candidates of Skin Microbiomes for Human Identification
 - Bruce Budowle: University of North Texas Health Science Center

The 2018 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium featured a full day of forensic scientific sessions.  The FTCoE and NIJ hosted 16 separate Forensic R&D presentations during the event.

The NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium was a free and open meeting where attendees learned about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas.

This Symposium was recorded in its entirety at the time of the Live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter. Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Speaker

Multiple NIJ Grantees
David Foran: Michigan State University

David Carter: University of California, San Diego

Lauren Brinkac Leone: J. Craig Venter Institute

Bruce Budowle: University of North Texas Health Science Center
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