Marshall University Forensic Science Center offers DNA laboratory and data analysis training. The week-long training session will be taught by our qualified DNA trainer utilizing lecture presentations, hands-on laboratory activities, and data analysis as described in the course Agenda. Individuals should have a basic knowledge of DNA applications for forensic testing; however, a minimum experience level is not required.
Laboratories interested in high-throughput testing, automated methods, or the latest forensic DNA instrumentation will benefit from the training modules provided in this session. Covering each stage of forensic DNA testing, the Advanced DNA Training module emphasizes instrument and software manipulation.
Demonstrations of new products, methods and machinery will also be performed and can vary depending on the interest of the training group. MUFSC can also customize trainings to meet the specific needs of laboratories; including various robotics and liquid handlers which can be made available for specialized training exercises.
* Use of instruments and software kits is not necessarily an endorsement of the product.
We provide both onsite and offsite training on a case by case basis. Our staff is available for individual or group sessions at your facility, our facility, or another location of your choice. Please contact us to inquire further regarding your training needs.
We currently have no in-house training sessions scheduled for 2013.
All reasonable travel expenses will be paid to participants under support of a cooperative agreement with the NIJ. Airfare and hotel arrangements will be prepared by and billed to the Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC). A rental car for each agency will be reserved for participants coming into the Yeager Airport in Charleston , WV. A free shuttle service provided from the Tri-State Airport in Huntington , WV to the hotel and from the hotel to the MUFSC training sessions will be arranged.
Some travel fees must be paid by the participant or the agency at the time of travel and will be reimbursed. Meals are paid at the prevailing GSA per diem rate and do not require receipts. Rental car, gasoline, airport parking and any other reasonable cost must have original itemized receipts to be considered for reimbursement on the travel settlement. You will be contacted by the training coordinator with the details of your travel arrangements after you have been accepted into training session.
In compliance with Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify us of any special accommodations needed. If you have any special dietary considerations, please let us know as well.
Marshall University Forensic Science Center received federal funds from the National Institute of Justice to provide advanced DNA training to forensic scientists through the President’s DNA Initiative Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology. The project is funded under support of cooperative agreement 2007-MU-MU-K007.
To learn more about the DNA Initiative please visit the official website.
To learn more about the National Institute of Justice please visit their official website.
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