In October, the National Institute of Justice, in conjunction with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), sponsored the Rapid Biological Screening Workshop. The event brought together a number of forensic experts to discuss methodologies for dramatically improving throughput of biological samples.
Topics included ultraviolet/visible (UV-VIS) spectrometric analysis; developmentally regulated gamma hemoglobin messenger RNA (mRNA) isoforms; rapid melt-based STR prescreening at the crime scene; multiplex single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) melting assays to quickly differentiate crime scene samples; and NetBio’s fully integrated Accelerated Nuclear DNA Equipment (ANDE) system.
Presentations and other materials for this unique workshop are now available free online through NFSTC’s Projects Portal by clicking here. In addition, a number of other workshops and presentations can be accessed through NFSTC’s online portal at http://projects.nfstc.org.