Transforming the Forensic DNA Workflow:

“In for a penny…in for a pound”

Featuring an Introduction:

Transform your perception of stress at work and home

Previously Aired on May 14th, 2020

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This webinar, part 1 of a 6-part series, will detail the major updates made at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division. DNA Technical Leader Dave Jackson will describe these changes and discuss the improvement in services to the community that is expected to help solve crimes faster.

There will also be an introduction from Amy Jeanguenat, owner of mindgen, llc, who will share techniques for managing the stress and trauma often associated with forensic specialties.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

• Optimization of quantification kits for Y-screen application

• Validation processes for STR analysis on new instrumentation

• Improved data analysis and mixture interpretation methods

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Join your forensic science colleagues for the rest of the webinar series. These informative sessions will focus on tools, methods, and next-generation solutions designed to improve efficiency and performance across the human identification workflow.

The series will be offered over six months with one hour-long webinar held each month.

Topics will include:

• Workflow improvements
• Rapid DNA testing
• Interesting cases
• Improved sexual assault kit processing
• Automation
• HID Professional services options
• Next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications
• Legislative updates
• Managing stress in the laboratory

Remaining webinars in the series include:

Part 2: The Power of Rapid DNA Results

Featuring an Introduction: Rapidly Slowing Down - Tools to Use in the Moment to Evoke the Relaxation Response

Speakers: Anna Dadhania, Forensic Scientist from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office

June 11th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT | REGISTER NOW

Part 3: Finding the Right Tool for the Job: New CE Tools that Improve Efficiency and Save Time

Speakers: Jaime Brachold, Senior Technical Applications Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific & Robert O’Brien, Forensic Biology Section Lead, National Forensic Science Technology Center, Florida International University

July 16th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT | REGISTER NOW

Part 4: Registration Coming Soon

August 20th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT

Part 5: Registration Coming Soon

September 10th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT

Part 6: Registration Coming Soon

October 15th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT

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Michelle Taylor
Laboratory Equipment & Forensic®