Emerging DNA Analysis Technologies Training

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Marshall University Forensic Science Center offers DNA laboratory and data analysis training. This three day training session will be taught by our ABC certified DNA trainer utilizing lecture presentations, hands-on laboratory activities, and data analysis as described in the course Agenda. Individuals should have an advanced knowledge of forensic DNA applications including robotics, capillary electrophoresis instrumentation, and data analysis software, or have previously attended the MUFSC Advanced DNA Training course.

Laboratories interested in new advancements in the Forensic DNA Analysis field such as the Applied Biosystems’ 3500xL and GeneMapper ID-X, and the Qiagen Qiagility will benefit from the training modules provided in this session. Attendees of this training module should have prior general experience as it 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.

Training topics include:

  • Qiagen Qiagility Introduction and Manipulation
  • Applied Biosystems HID Real-Time PCR Analysis Software v1.1 Overview
  • Improved Amplification with PXHS, MF, IDD and ID+
  • Applied Biosystems 3500xL Introduction and Manipulation
  • Applied Biosystems GeneMapper ID-X Data Analysis

* Use of instruments and software kits is not necessarily an endorsement of the product.

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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.


Training Schedule

We currently have no in-house training sessions scheduled.

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Applicant Requirements

  • Employed by an accredited forensic crime laboratory
  • Currently employed as a DNA Analyst or directly related position
  • Have a desire to expand professional knowledge of DNA analysis
  • Complete pre-workshop exercises, readings and documentation as requested
  • Be willing to actively participate in classroom activities and discussions
  • Be willing to travel to attend training

Previous NIJ Funded Trainings

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From March to December 2011 MUFSC provided Emerging DNA Analysis Technologies Training to more than 80 forensic scientists. Marshall University Forensic Science Center received federal funds from the National Institute of Justice to provide Emerging DNA Analysis Technologies Training to qualified forensic scientists through the President’s DNA Initiative: Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology.

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.