The HID University Training Program
Training is the Key to Success
Forensic DNA testing constantly evolves with new technologies, procedures, and requirements. To maintain success, DNA analysts must learn how best to adapt laboratory processes and improve their technical understanding of analysis procedures
All of these reasons make training a top priority. Properly trained forensic scientists increase productivity, reduce down- time, and contribute to the laboratory's success. Whether you are validating new technologies and protocols or want to gain an understanding of basic troubleshooting skills for specific applications, our Integrated Human Identification Training courses will help you to achieve your goals.
Thermo Fisher Scientific understands how training and continued education for DNA analysts contributes to the success of any laboratory. We partner with the human identification community to provide specialized training courses for our Applied Biosystems® validated reagents, instrumentation, and software. The HID University logo indicates training opportunities in your region that are designed specifically for users of Applied Biosystems® products validated for use in human identification applications.
Courses Offered at Customer Experience Centres
Introductory Human Identification
Objective: This course is designed to explore the core techniques required for human identification investigations whilst allowing the opportunity for discussion of the wider implications of this type of analysis. The course uses Applied Biosystems reagents and instrumentation to provide participants with the skills necessary to understand modern forensic DNA processing. This course is aimed at those with a basic understanding of biology, who would like to extend their knowledge to cover the latest in human identification analysis. The course will use a combination of practical and theory sessions to provide the participants with a thorough grounding in techniques. At the end of the course participants will be able to:
Human Identification Ion PGM™ Forensic Schools
Human Identification Ion PGM™ Forensic Schools
Learn more about forensic applications for processing your casework samples on the Ion PGM™ System
Venue: Thermo Fisher Scientific Darmstadt Training Center, Darmstadt, Germany
In collaboration with leading experts in forensic science, we are offering unique opportunities for forensic scientists to learn more about massively parallel sequencing for forensic applications. Massively parallel sequencing has the potential to vastly expand the capabilities of human identification laboratories, enabling simultaneous analysis of a wide range of forensically relevant genetic applications to help resolve challenging cases.
General Course Description
In addition to hands-on wet-lab sessions where you will run through the entire Ion PGM™ Sequencer workflow, the course will include lectures, panel discussions, question and answer sessions with the visiting experts and will focus on how next generation DNA sequencing technologies can expand the capabilities of your forensic lab. The hands-on workflow will be demonstrated for forensic SNP analysis for ancestry prediction, STR and mtDNA sequencing approaches and data analysis, depending on specific focus area of the selected course.
• The entire forensic workflow with the Ion PGM™ Sequencer
• Sample preparation, library construction, sequencing, data analysis and interpretation
• Hands-on lab sessions for NGS based forensic DNA typing
• Approaches for SNP, STR and mtDNA sequencing and data analysis (see course overview below)
The Human Identification PGM Forensic Schools are offered at our Thermo Fisher Scientific Darmstadt Training Center in Darmstadt, Germany in collaboration with visiting experts as outlined below:
Each Human Identification Ion PGM™ Forensic School is designed as a 3-day training course, starting at lunchtime on the day of arrival and finishing after lunch on the third day.
General Agenda Outline
General agenda outline for all 3 forensic schools. A more detailed agenda will be made available to course attendees in advance of the course.
Who should attend?
No prior knowledge of next generation sequencing is required for this course. It is designed for forensic scientists who are familiar with routine forensic DNA analysis with capillary electrophoresis and are interested in learning how next generation sequencing can help solve cases.
Participants will receive a certificate from Thermo Fisher Scientific HID University, as proof of attending the Human Identification Ion PGM™ Forensic School 3-day training course.
Costs: 600 € net including laboratory reagents, consumables, course materials and lunch.
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Travel and accommodation and other incidental expenses relating to the course are the responsibility of the attendee. We can recommend accommodation.
For more information about the training course please contact:
Philipp Habermeier, Business Development Manager HID EMEA
Tel: +49 (0) 173 3474 674
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HIDS 2017 webinar series
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Trainer: Gottfried Weichold - Senior Field Application Scientist, Human Identification
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Trainer: Matt Phipps - Senior Field Application Scientist, Human Identification
Choose the session that best suits your needs, or even both, and learn how you can improve your analysis settings, data
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.