Simone Gittelson workshop on Mixture Interpretation & Statistics at the Bode East 14th Annual DNA Technical Conference (Orlando, FL), May 29, 2015
Mike Coble, Charlotte Word, and Robin Cotton workshop at the ASCLD Symposium (Washington, DC), April 27, 2015 "An Application of the Kipling Method to DNA Validation in the 21st Century" [Workshop Overview] [Introduction to Validation] [Questions to Consider] [Validation Organization] [From Validation to SOP] [Thinking Ahead]
Mike Coble and Daniel Katz workshop at the ASCLD Symposium (Washington, DC), April 27, 2015 "DNA Mixture Interpretation" [Mixtures Past] [Maryland State Police Experience] [Mixtures Present] [Mixtures Future] [The DNA Community Experience]
John Butler organized workshop on New Autosomal and Y-STR Loci and Kits: Making Data Driven Decisions at the 25th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), October 2, 2014
NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Probabilistic Genotyping and Software Programs (Part 1) (webcast May 28, 2014; 1pm to 5pm Eastern; organized by Mike Coble and John Paul Jones) taught by Susan Berdine (Denver Police Department), Todd Bille (ATF Laboratory), Mike Coble (NIST), Ate Kloosterman (Netherlands Forensic Institute), Craig O'Connor (NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner), Charlotte Word (Consultant); for more information, see http://www.nist.gov/forensics/nist-dna-analyst-webinar-series-pt1.cfm and http://www.nist.gov/forensics/nist-dna-analyst-webinar-archive.cfm.
NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Probabilistic Genotyping and Software Programs (Part 2) (webcast September 18, 2014; 11am to 2pm Eastern; organized by Mike Coble and John Paul Jones) taught by Tim Clayton (LGC Forensics, UK), Matthew Greenhalgh (Cellmark Forensics, UK), Lisa Schiermeier-Wood (Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences), Tim Kalafut (US Army Defense Forensic Science Center), and Mike Coble (NIST); for more information see http://www.nist.gov/forensics/nist-dna-analyst-webinar-series-part-2.cfm and http://www.nist.gov/forensics/dna-analyst-webinar-probabilistic-genotyping-software-programs.cfm.
John Butler presentation for NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Validation Concepts and Resources - Part 1 (Gaithersburg, MD), August 6, 2014, "Validation Overview" [.pdf]
John Butler workshop at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 5, 2013, "Scientific Publication: Reading, Writing, and Reviewing" [.pdf slides] [.pdf handouts] [reference list]
ISFG 2013 Workshops on Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 2-3, 2013: Basic Principles in Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation & Advanced Principles in Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation
ISHI 2013 Workshop on New Autosomal and Y-STR Loci and Kits at the 24th International Symposium on Human Identification (Atlanta, GA), October 10, 2013
NIST 2013 DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop and Webcast (April 12, 2013 8-hour webcast)
Slides and handouts available at NIST DNA Mixture Interpretation Webcast
Mixtures Using SOUND Statistics, Interpretation & Conclusions (ISHI 2012 Workshop: Butler, Coble, Cotton, Grgicak, Word) [Introduction] [Overview] [Profile1] [Statistics] [Profile Enhancement] [Different Assumptions] [BU Website] [Complex Mixtures] [Probabilistic Genotyping] [Complexity Threshold] [Court] [Future]
John Butler and Mike Coble workshop at the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) Fall Meeting (Milwaukee, WI), September 25, 2012, "Forensic DNA Mixture Interpretation" [Introductions] [Fundamentals& Literature] [Statistical Approaches] [Thresholds & Low-Level Mixtures] [Probabilistic Genotyping] [Literature Listing]
Mixture Interpretation: Using Scientific Analysis (ISHI 2011 Workshop: Butler, Coble, Cotton, Grgicak, Word)
Troubleshooting Laboratory Problems (ISHI 2011 Workshop: Butler and McCord)
DNA Mixture Workshop at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Chicago, IL), February 22, 2011
Workshops at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, DC), February 18-19, 2008
Peter Vallone (chair): "qPCR: Human DNA Quantification using Real-Time PCR Assays"
PowerPoint slides for figures from Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation (3rd Edition, 3rd volume) [137 slides, 4.12 Mb]
DNA Section Training Manual [2.5 Mb pdf file] for the Missouri State Highway Patrol Forensic Laboratory - an example of information taught, required reading, and expectations for DNA analysts and technicians in training - provided by Ruth Montgomery of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
Helpful Resources on Forensic DNA Testing (websites and glossary)
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John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop at Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (Mystic, CT), September 29-30, 2004 "Capillary Electrophoresis in DNA Analysis"
John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop for the University of Albany DNA Academy (Albany, NY), June 13-14, 2005
Robyn Ragsdale and John Butler Validation Workshop held at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (Largo, FL), August 24-26, 2005
John Butler - Validation Workshop at Applied Biosystem's HID University/Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology seminar series (Albany, NY), May 10, 2006
[Y-STRs and mtDNA]
Selected Forensic qPCR Assays: [VT Alu SYBR Green and Quantifiler] [CA DOJ nuclear/mtDNA duplex and CA DOJ degradation triplex]
John Butler pre-conference workshops at International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 20-21, 2007,
"Capillary Electrophoresis: Fundamentals and Troubleshooting" [.pdf]
Validation and Implementation of New Technologies" [.pdf]
John Butler workshop at Southern Association of Forensic Scientists (SAFS) meeting (Atlanta, GA), September 11, 2007, "Mixture Interpretation Workshop"
John Butler workshop at Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (Bolton Landing, NY), November 2-3, 2007
"The Cutting Edge of DNA Testing: Mixture Interpretation, miniSTRs, and Low Level DNA" [.pdf]
qPCR and Mixture Interpretation Workshops at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, DC), February 18-19, 2008
Peter Vallone (chair): "qPCR: Human DNA Quantification using Real-Time PCR Assays"
John Butler workshop at the CE User's Group (Ammendale, MD), April 10, 2008, "Mixture Interpretation Discussion" [.pdf]
John Butler workshop for Florida Statewide DNA Training (Indian Rocks Beach, FL), May 12-13, 2008 "STRs, CE, and Mixtures"
John Butler keynote presentation to the College of County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey (Jersey City, NJ), September 27, 2008. "Forensic DNA: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going?" [.pdf]
John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop at the 19th International Symposium on Human Identification (Hollywood, CA), October 16, 2008, "Troubleshooting Common Laboratory Problems" [.pdf]
John Butler and Amy Decker workshop for Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (Rockville, MD), January 23, 2009, "Mixture Interpretation"
John Butler workshop for Harris County Medical Examiner's Office DNA Laboratory (Houston, TX), January 27-28, 2009, "Mixture Interpretation and Other Topics"
John Butler workshop for New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner DNA Laboratory (New York City, NY), March 25, 2009, "Topics and Techniques for Forensic DNA Analysis: Continuing Education Seminar" [Introductions] [Literature Management] [Organizational Skills] [CE Instrumentation and Troubleshooting] [STR Analysis] [Mixture Interpretation]
John Butler presentation to Towson University Forensic Statistics students (Towson, MD), April 8, 2009, "Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]
John Butler workshop for Wisconsin DNA Crime Lab (Milwaukee, WI), May 12, 2009, DNA Mixture Training [packet]
John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop at Florida International University (Miami, FL), July 20-24, 2009, "Advanced DNA Typing Workshop": [Introductions] [Intro, DNA Basics, and Historical Perspective] [DNA Extraction] [Validation and QA/QC] [DNA Quantitation] [PCR Amplification] [STR Loci and Kits] [miniSTRs] [Capillary Electrophoresis] [Data Interpretation] [Y-STRs] [Statistical Analysis] [Low Level DNA] [Mixture Interpretation] [CE Troubleshooting] [Learning with the Literature]
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