Publications and Presentations from the NIST Human Identity Project Team (DNA Forensics and Biometrics)

As of April 2013,  John M. Butler has moved to a new role supporting forensic science at NIST within the Office of Special Programs. The Human Identity Project Team is now under the direction of Peter M. Vallone, Applied Genetics Group Leader.

Team Members: Peter M. Vallone (Leader., Applied Genetics Group), Erica L.R. Butts, Michael D. Coble, David L. Duewer (Chemical Sciences Division), Katherine Gettings, Carolyn R. "Becky" Hill, Kevin Kiesler, and Margaret C. Kline

Former Team Members: Kristen Lewis O'Connor (NRC postdoc 2009-2011), Janette W. Redman (retired Jan 2011), Amy Decker Hazelwood (to AFDIL in Nov 2009)

$Funding from the National Institute of Justice through the NIST Office of Law Enforcement Standards and the FBI Biometric Center of Excellence through the NIST Information Access Division

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2014

 

Applied Genetics Group

Bright, J.A., Stevenson, K.E., Coble, M.D., Hill, C.R., Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S. (2014) Characterising the STR locus D6S1043 and examination of its effects on stutter rates. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 8(1): 20-23.

 

Diegoli, T.M., Linacre, A., Coble, M.D. (2014) Population genetic data for 15 X chromosomal short tandem repeat markers in three U.S. populations. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 8(1): 64-67.

 

Almeida, J.L., Hill, C.R., Cole, K.D. (2014) Mouse cell line authentication. Cytotechnology 66: 133-147.

 

Kiesler, K.M., Coble, M.D., Hall, T.A., Vallone, P.M. (2014) Comparison of base composition analysis and Sanger sequencing of mitochondrial DNA for four U.S. population groups. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 8: 226-232.

 

Ensenberger, M.G., Hill, C.R., McLaren, R.S., Sprecher, C.J., Storts, D.R. (2014) Developmental validation of the PowerPlex® 21 System. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 9: 169-178.

 

Purps J, Siegert S, Willuweit S, Nagy M, Alves C, Salazar R, Angustia SM, Santos LH, Anslinger K, Bayer B, Ayub Q, Wei W, Xue Y, Tyler-Smith C, Bafalluy MB, Martínez-Jarreta B, Egyed B, Balitzki B, Tschumi S, Ballard D, Court DS, Barrantes X, Bäßler G, Wiest T, Berger B, Niederstätter H, Parson W, Davis C, Budowle B, Burri H, Borer U, Koller C, Carvalho EF, Domingues PM, Chamoun WT, Coble MD, Hill CR, Corach D, Caputo M, D'Amato ME, Davison S, Decorte R, Larmuseau MH, Ottoni C, Rickards O, Lu D, Jiang C, Dobosz T, Jonkisz A, Frank WE, Furac I, Gehrig C, Castella V, Grskovic B, Haas C, Wobst J, Hadzic G, Drobnic K, Honda K, Hou Y, Zhou D, Li Y, Hu S, Chen S, Immel UD, Lessig R, Jakovski Z, Ilievska T, Klann AE, García CC, de Knijff P, Kraaijenbrink T, Kondili A, Miniati P, Vouropoulou M, Kovacevic L, Marjanovic D, Lindner I, Mansour I, Al-Azem M, Andari AE, Marino M, Furfuro S, Locarno L, Martín P, Luque GM, Alonso A, Miranda LS, Moreira H, Mizuno N, Iwashima Y, Neto RS, Nogueira TL, Silva R, Nastainczyk-Wulf M, Edelmann J, Kohl M, Nie S, Wang X, Cheng B, Núñez C, Pancorbo MM, Olofsson JK, Morling N, Onofri V, Tagliabracci A, Pamjav H, Volgyi A, Barany G, Pawlowski R, Maciejewska A, Pelotti S, Pepinski W, Abreu-Glowacka M, Phillips C, Cárdenas J, Rey-Gonzalez D, Salas A, Brisighelli F, Capelli C, Toscanini U, Piccinini A, Piglionica M, Baldassarra SL, Ploski R, Konarzewska M, Jastrzebska E, Robino C, Sajantila A, Palo JU, Guevara E, Salvador J, Ungria MC, Rodriguez JJ, Schmidt U, Schlauderer N, Saukko P, Schneider PM, Sirker M, Shin KJ, Oh YN, Skitsa I, Ampati A, Smith TG, Calvit LS, Stenzl V, Capal T, Tillmar A, Nilsson H, Turrina S, De Leo D, Verzeletti A, Cortellini V, Wetton JH, Gwynne GM, Jobling MA, Whittle MR, Sumita DR, Wolańska-Nowak P, Yong RY, Krawczak M, Nothnagel M, Roewer L. (2014) A global analysis of Y-chromosomal haplotype diversity for 23 STR loci. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 12: 12-23.

 

Chaitanya, L., Walsh, S., Andersen, J.D., Ansell, R., Ballantyne, K., Ballard, D., Banemann, R., Bauer, C.M., Bento, A.M., Brisighelli, F., Capal, T., Clarisse, L., Gross, T.E., Haas, C., Hoff-Olsen, P., Hollard, C., Keyser, C., Kiesler, K.M., Kohler, P., Kupiec, T., Linacre, A., Minawi, A., Morling, N., Nilsson, H., Norén, L., Ottens, R., Palo, J.U., Parson, W., Pascali, V.L., Phillips, C., Porto, M.J., Sajantila, A., Schneider, P.M., Sijen, T., Söchtig, J., Syndercombe-Court, D., Tillmar, A., Turanska, M., Vallone, P.M., Zatkalíková, L., Zidkova, A., Branicki, W., Kayser, M. (2014). Collaborative EDNAP exercise on the IrisPlex system for DNA-based prediction of human eye colour. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 11: 241-251.

 

Ballantyne KN, Ralf A, Aboukhalid R, Achakzai NM, Anjos MJ, Ayub Q, Balažic J, Ballantyne J, Ballard DJ, Berger B, Bobillo C, Bouabdellah M, Burri H, Capal T, Caratti S, Cárdenas J, Cartault F, Carvalho EF, Carvalho M, Cheng B, Coble MD, Comas D, Corach D, D'Amato ME, Davison S, de Knijff P, De Ungria MC, Decorte R, Dobosz T, Dupuy BM, Elmrghni S, Gliwiński M, Gomes SC, Grol L, Haas C, Hanson E, Henke J, Henke L, Herrera-Rodríguez F, Hill CR, Holmlund G, Honda K, Immel UD, Inokuchi S, Jobling MA, Kaddura M, Kim JS, Kim SH, Kim W, King TE, Klausriegler E, Kling D, Kovačević L, Kovatsi L, Krajewski P, Kravchenko S, Larmuseau MH, Lee EY, Lessig R, Livshits LA, Marjanović D, Minarik M, Mizuno N, Moreira H, Morling N, Mukherjee M, Munier P, Nagaraju J, Neuhuber F, Nie S, Nilasitsataporn P, Nishi T, Oh HH, Olofsson J, Onofri V, Palo JU, Pamjav H, Parson W, Petlach M, Phillips C, Ploski R, Prasad SP, Primorac D, Purnomo GA, Purps J, Rangel-Villalobos H, Rębała K, Rerkamnuaychoke B, Gonzalez DR, Robino C, Roewer L, Rosa A, Sajantila A, Sala A, Salvador JM, Sanz P, Schmitt C, Sharma AK, Silva DA, Shin KJ, Sijen T, Sirker M, Siváková D, Skaro V, Solano-Matamoros C, Souto L, Stenzl V, Sudoyo H, Court DS, Tagliabracci A, Taylor D, Tillmar A, Tsybovsky IS, Tyler-Smith C, van der Gaag KJ, Vanek D, Völgyi A, Ward D, Willemse P, Yap EP, Yong RY, Pajnič IZ, Kayser M. (2014) Toward male individualization with rapidly mutating Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats. Human Mutation 35: 1021-1032.

 

Diegoli, T.M., Linacre, A., Schanfield, M.S., Coble, M.D. (2014) Mutation rates of 15 X chromosomal short tandem repeat markers. Int. J. Legal Med. 128: 579-587.

 

Scheible, M., Kim, S.H., Sturk-Andreaggi, K., Coble, M.D., Irwin J.A. (2014) Mitochondrial control region variation in a Korean population sample. Int. J. Legal Med. 128: 745-746.

 

Mulero, J., Ballantyne, J., Ballantyne, K., Budowle, B., Coble, M., Gusmao, L., Roewer, L., Kayser, M. (2014) Nomenclature update and allele repeat structure for the markers DYS518 and DYS449. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 13: e3.

 

McLaren, R.S., Bourdeau-Heller, J., Patel, J., Thompson, J.M., Pagram, J., Loake, T., Beesley, D., Pirttimaa, M., Hill, C.R., Duewer, D.L., Kline, M.C., Butler, J.M., Storts, D.R. (2014) Developmental validation of the PowerPlex(R) ESI 16/17 Fast and PowerPlex(R) ESX 16/17 Fast Systems. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 13: 195-205.

 

Butts, E.L.R., & Vallone, P.M. (2014) Rapid PCR protocols for forensic DNA typing on six thermal cycling platforms. Electrophoresis (in press).

 

Bille, T.W., Weitz, S.M., Coble, M.D., Buckleton, J., Bright, J.A. (2014) Comparison of the performance of different models for the interpretation of low level mixed DNA profiles. Electrophoresis (in press).

 

John Butler

Carracedo, A., Butler, J.M., Gusmao, L., Linacre, A., Parson, W., Roewer, L., Schneider, P.M. (2014) Update of the guidelines for the publication of genetic population data. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 10: A1-A2.

 

Butler, J.M. (2014) Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation. Elsevier Academic Press: San Diego [textbook: third edition, volume 3] - published September 2014

 

 

2013

Fondevila, M., Phillips, C., Santos, C., Freire Aradas, A., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M., Lareu, M.V., Carracedo, A. (2013) Revision of the SNPforID 34-plex forensic ancestry test: assay enhancements, standard reference sample genotypes and extended population studies. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 7: 63-74.

 

Oostdik, K., French, J., Yet, D., Smalling, B., Nolde, C., Vallone, P.M., Butts, E.L.R., Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Rinta, T., Gerow, A.M., Allen, S.R., Huber, C.K., Teske, J., Krenke, B., Ensenberger, M., Fulmer, P., Sprecher, C. (2013) Developmental validation of the PowerPlex® 18D System, a rapid STR multiplex for analysis of reference samples. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 7: 129-135.

 

Carracedo, A., Butler, J.M., Gusmao, L., Linacre, A., Parson, W., Roewer, L., Schneider, P.M. (2013) Editorial: New guidelines for the publication of genetic population data. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 7: 217-220.

 

Coble, M.D. (2013) miniSTRs. Chapter in Siegel, J.A. & Saukko, P.J. (editors) Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition. Elsevier Academic Press: San Diego. pp. 239-242.

 

Butler, J.M. (2013) Forensic DNA advisory groups: DAB, SWGDAM, ENFSI, and BSAG. Chapter in Siegel, J.A. & Saukko, P.J. (editors) Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition. Elsevier Academic Press: San Diego. pp. 339-343.

 

Ramallo, V., Bisso-Machado, R., Bravi, C., Coble, M.D., Salzano, F.M., Hunemeier, T., Bortolini, M.C. (2013) Demographic expansions in South America: enlightening a complex scenario with genetic and linguistic data. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 150: 453-463.

 

Coble, M.D., Hill, C.R., Butler J.M. (2013) Haplotype data for 23 Y-chromosome markers in four U.S. population groups. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 7: e66-e68.

 

McLaren, R.S., Patel, J., Ewing, M.M., Storts, D.R., Noel, F., Dognaux, S., Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Butler, J.M. (2013) Developmental validation of the PowerPlex ESI 17 Pro System. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 7: e69-e73.

 

Hill, C.R., Duewer, D.L., Kline, M.C., Coble, M.D., Butler, J.M. (2013) U.S. population data for 29 autosomal STR loci. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 7: e82-e83.

 

Capes-Davis, A., Reid, Y.A., Kline, M.C., Storts, D.R., Strauss, E., Dirks, W.G., Drexler, H.G., MacLeod, R.A., Sykes, G., Kohara, A., Nakamura, Y., Elmore, E., Nims, R.W., Alston-Roberts, C., Barallon, R., Los, G.V., Nardone, R.M., Price, P.J., Steuer, A., Thomson, J., Masters, J.R., Kerrigan L. (2013) Match criteria for human cell line authentication: where do we draw the line? Int. J. Cancer 132: 2510-2519.

 

Lee, S.B., Crouse, C.A., Kline, M.C. (2013) Optimizing storage and handling of DNA extracts. Chapter 2 in Shewale, J. (ed.),  Forensic DNA Analysis: Current Practices and Emerging Technologies. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press: Boca Raton.

 

Butler, J.M. and Hill, C.R. (2013) Biology and genetics of new autosomal STR loci useful for forensic DNA analysis. Chapter 9 in Shewale, J. (ed.), Forensic DNA Analysis: Current Practices and Emerging Technologies. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press: Boca Raton. pp. 181-198.

 

Kiesler, K.M. and Vallone, P.M. (2013) Allele frequencies for 40 autosomal SNP loci typed for US population samples using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Croatian Medical Journal 54: 225-231.

 

Strychalski, E.A., Konek, C., Butts, E.L., Vallone, P.M., Henry, A.C., Ross, D. (2013) DNA purification from crude samples for human identification using gradient elution isotachophoresis. Electrophoresis 34(17): 2522-2530.

 

Butler, J.M. (2013) Some journal metrics for Forensic Science International Genetics. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e89-e90. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

Kiesler, K.M. and Vallone, P.M. (2013) Characterization of NIST standard reference materials by next generation sequencing. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e97-e98. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

Butler, J.M. (2013) The triad of scientific publication: reading, writing, and reviewing. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e115-e116. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Coble, M.D., Vallone, P.M. (2013) Additional sequence characterization of NIST SRM 2391c: PCR-based DNA profiling standard.  Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e133-e134. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

Diegoli, T.M., Linacre, A., Coble, M.D. (2013) Developmental validation of 15 X chromosomal short tandem repeat markers. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e142-e143. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

Diegoli, T.M., Linacre, A., Coble, M.D. (2013) A gonosomal marker multiplex to aid in mixture interpretation. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e184-e185. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

Vallone, P.M., Butts, E.L.R., Duewer, D.L., Kline, M.C. (2013) Recertification of the NIST Standard Reference Material 2372®, human DNA quantitation standard. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 4(1): e256-e257. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

2012

Butler, J.M. and Hill, C.R. (2012) Biology and genetics of new autosomal STR loci useful for forensic DNA analysis. Forensic Sci. Rev. 24(1): 15-26.

Lee, S.B., Clabaugh, K.C., Silva, B., Odigie, K.O., Coble, M.D., Loreille, O., Scheible, M., Fourney, R.M., Stevens, J., Carmody, G.R., Parsons, T.J., Pozder, A., Eisenberg, A.J., Budowle, B., Ahmad, T., Miller, R.W., Crouse, C.A. (2012) Assessing a novel room temperature DNA storage medium for forensic biological samples. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 6(1): 31-40.

Hill, C.R. (2012) Capillary electrophoresis and 5-channel LIF detection of a 26plex autosomal STR assay for human identification. Chapter 2 in Antonio Alonso (ed.), DNA Electrophoresis Protocols for Forensic Genetics (Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 830). Humana Press: New York. pp. 17-29.

Coble, M.D. (2012) Capillary electrophoresis of miniSTR markers to genotype highly degraded DNA samples. Chapter 3 in Antonio Alonso (ed.), DNA Electrophoresis Protocols for Forensic Genetics (Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 830). Humana Press: New York. pp. 31-42.

Vallone, P.M. (2012) Capillary electrophoresis of an 11plex mtDNA coding region SNP single base extension assay for discrimination of the most common Caucasian HV1/HV2 mitotype. Chapter 11 in Antonio Alonso (ed.), DNA Electrophoresis Protocols for Forensic Genetics (Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 830). Humana Press: New York. pp. 159-167.

McLaren, R.S., Patel, J., Storts, D.R., Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Butler, J.M. (2012) Improved primer pair for the SE33 locus in the PowerPlex ESI 17 Pro System. Profiles in DNA. Available at http://www.promega.com/resources/articles/profiles-in-dna/2012/improved-primer-pair-for-the-se33-locus-in-the-powerplex-esi-17-pro-system/.

Butts, E.L.R. and Vallone, P.M. (2012) 3500 Genetic Analyzer: Validation Studies. Forensic News (February 2012). Available at http://marketing.appliedbiosystems.com/images/enews/ForensicNews_Feb2012/files/HID-3500GeneticAnalyzer.pdf.

Diegoli, T.M., Farr, M., Cromartie, C., Coble, M.D., Bille, T.W. (2012) An optimized protocol for forensic application of the PreCR Repair Mix to multiplex STR amplification of UV-damaged DNA. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 6(4): 498-503.

Fondevila, M., Phillips, C., Santos, C., Pereira, R., Gusmao, L., Carracedo, A., Butler, J.M., Lareu, M.V., Vallone, P.M. (2012) Forensic performance of two insertion-deletion marker assays. Int. J. Legal Med. 126: 725-737.

Butler, J.M., Hill, C.R., Coble, M.D. (2012) Variability of new STR loci and kits in U.S. population groups. Profiles in DNA. Available at http://www.promega.com/resources/articles/profiles-in-dna/2012/variability-of-new-str-loci-and-kits-in-us-population-groups/.

Kiesler, K. (2012) NIST Report to the FBI: Plex-ID Electrospray Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Mitochondrial DNA Base Composition Profiling. [.pdf]

Carracedo, A., Schneider, P.M., Butler, J., Prinz, M. (2012) Focus issue -- analysis and biostatistical interpretation of complex and low template DNA samples. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 6(6): 677-678.

Salas, A., Coble, M., Desmyter, S., Grzybowski, T., Gusmão, L., Hohoff, C., Holland, M.M., Irwin, J.A., Kupiec, T., Lee, H.Y., Ludes, B., Lutz-Bonengel, S., Melton, T., Parsons, T.J., Pfeiffer, H., Prieto, L., Tagliabracci, A., Parson, W. (2012) A cautionary note on switching mitochondrial DNA reference sequences in forensic genetics. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 6(6): e182-e184.

 

2011

Schneider, P.M., Butler, J.M., Carracedo, A. (2011) Publications and letters related to the forensic genetic analysis of low amounts of DNA. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5: 1-2.

Jiang, W., Kline, M., Hu, P., Wang, Y. (2011) Identification of dual false indirect exclusions on the D5S818 and FGA loci. Legal Medicine 13: 30-34.

Bodner, M., Irwin, J.A., Coble, M.D., Parson, W. (2011) Inspecting close maternal relatedness: towards better mtDNA population samples in forensic databases. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5: 138-141.

Irwin, J.A., Parson, W., Coble, M.D., Just, R.S. (2011) mtGenome reference population databases and the future of forensic mtDNA analysis. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5: 222-225.

Just, R.S., Loreille, O.M., Molto, J.E., Merriwether, D.A., Woodward, S.R., Matheson, C., Creed, J., McGrath, S.E., Sturk-Andreaggi, K., Coble, M.D., Irwin, J.A., Ruffman, A., Parr, R.L. (2011) Titanic's unknown child: the critical role of the mitochondrial DNA coding region in a re-identification effort. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5: 231-235.

Hill, C.R., Duewer, D.L., Kline, M.C., Sprecher, C.J., McLaren, R.S., Rabbach, D.R., Krenke, B.E., Ensenberger, M.G., Fulmer, P.M., Stort, D.R., Butler, J.M. (2011) Concordance and population studies along with stutter and peak height ratio analysis for the PowerPlex® ESX 17 and ESI 17 Systems.  Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5(4): 269-275.

Kline, M.C., Hill, C.R., Decker, A.E., Butler, J.M. (2011) STR sequence analysis for characterizing normal, variant, and null alleles. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5(4): 329-332.

Coble, M.D., Kline, M.C., Butler, J.M. (2011) Metrology needs and NIST resources for the forensic DNA community. Accred. Qual. Assur. 16: 293-297.

Butler, J.M. (2012) Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology. Elsevier Academic Press: San Diego. [textbook: third edition, volume 2]

Brettell, T.A., Butler, J.M., Almirall, J.R. (2011) Forensic science. Anal. Chem. 83: 4539-4556.

Diegoli, T.M., Kovacevic, L., Pojskic, N., Coble, M.D., Marjanovic, D. (2011) Population study of fourteen X chromosomal short tandem repeat loci in a population from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5(4): 350-351.

Tomas, C., Axler-Diperte, G., Budimlija, Z.M., Børsting, C., Coble, M.D., Decker, A.E., Eisenberg, A., Fang, R., Fondevila, M., Frisk Fredslund, S., Gonzalez, S., Hansen, A.J., Hoff-Olsen, P., Haas, C., Kohler, P., Kriegel, A.K., Lindblom, B., Manohar, F., Maroñas, O., Mogensen, H.S., Neureuther, K., Nilsson, H., Scheible, M.K., Schneider, P.M., Sonntag, M.L., Stangegaard, M., Syndercombe-Court, D., Thacker, C.R., Vallone, P.M., Westen, A.A., Morling, N. (2011) Autosomal SNP typing of forensic samples with the GenPlex HID System: results of a collaborative study. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5(5): 369-375.

Diegoli, T.M., Coble, M.D. (2011) Development and characterization of two mini-X chromosomal short tandem repeat multiplexes. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.  5(5): 415-421.

O’Connor, K.L., Hill, C.R., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M. (2011) Linkage disequilibrium analysis of D12S391 and vWA in U.S. population and paternity samples. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5(5): 538-540. [see also O’Connor, K.L., Hill, C.R., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M. (2011) Corrigendum to "Linkage disequilibrium analysis of D12S391 and vWA in U.S. population and paternity samples" Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 5(5): 541-542.]

Coble, M.D. (2011) The identification of the Romanovs: can we (finally) put the controversies to rest? Investigative Genetics 2: 20.

Kline, M.C., Hill, C.R., Almeida, J.L., Butts, E.L.R., Coble, M.D., Butler, J.M. (2011) The latest and greatest NIST PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard: updates and status of Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2391c. Profiles in DNA, Available at http://www.promega.com/resources/articles/profiles-in-dna/2011/the-latest-and-greatest-nist-pcr-based-dna-profiling-standard/.

Phillips, C., Fondevila, M., Vallone, P.M., Carla, S., Freire-Aradas, A., Butler, J.M., Lareu, M.V., Carracedo, A. (2011) Characterization of U.S. population samples using a 34plex ancestry informative SNP multiplex. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e182-e183. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Butts, E.L.R., Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Hill, C.R., Butler, J.M., Vallone, P.M. (2011) NIST validation studies on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e184-e185. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Butler, J.M. (2011) Concordance testing comparing STR multiplex kits with a standard data set. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e188-e189. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Vallone, P.M., Hill, C.R., Butts, E.L.R. (2011) Concordance study of direct PCR kits: PowerPlex 18D and Identifiler Direct. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e353-e354. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Kline, M.C., Butts, E.L.R., Hill, C.R., Coble, M.D., Duewer, D.L., Butler, J.M. (2011) The new Standard Reference Material 2391c: PCR-based DNA profiling standard. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e355-e356. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Fondevila, M., Pereira, R., Gusmao, L., Phillips, C., Lareu, M.V., Carracedo, A., Butler, J.M., Vallone, P.M. (2011) Forensic performance of insertion-deletion marker systems. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e443-e444. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Diegoli, T.M., Linacre, A., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M., Coble, M.D. (2011) Allele frequency distribution of twelve X-chromosomal short tandem repeat markers in four U.S. population groups. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e481-e483. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Butler, J.M., Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Bastisch, I., Weirich, V., McLaren, R.S., Storts, D.R. (2011) SE33 variant alleles: sequences and implications. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet.: Suppl. Ser. 3: e502-e503. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Fondevila, M., Santos, C., Phillips, C., Carracedo, A., Butler, J.M., Lareu, M.V., Vallone, P.M. (2011) An assessment of linkage between forensic markers: core STRs, mini-STRs and InDels. Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification. Available at http://www.promega.com/products/pm/genetic-identity/ishi-conference-proceedings/22nd-ishi-oral-presentations/.

 

2010

Ensenberger, M.G., Thompson, J., Hill, B., Homick, K., Kearney, V., Mayntz-Press, K.A., Mazur, P., McGuckian, A., Myers, J., Raley, K., Raley, S.G., Rothove, R., Wilson, J., Wieczorek, D., Fulmer, P.M., Storts, D.R., Krenke, B.E. (2010) Developmental validation of the PowerPlex 16 HS System: an improved 16-locus fluorescent STR multiplex. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 4: 257-264.

Corach, D., Lao, O., Bobillo, C., van der Gaag, K., Zuniga, S., Vermeulen, M., van Duijn, K., Goedbloed, M., Vallone, P.M., Parson, W., de Knijff, P., Kayser, M. (2010) Inferring continental ancestry of Argentineans from autosomal, Y-chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA. Ann. Hum. Genet. 74: 65-76.

Butler, J.M., Schneider, P.M., Carracedo, A. (2010) Editorial: Journal update. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 4: 143-144.

Carracedo, A., Butler, J.M., Gusmao, L., Parson, W., Roewer, L., Schneider, P.M. (2010) Editorial: Publication of population data for forensic purposes. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 4: 145-147.

Butler, J.M. and Hill, C.R. (2010) Scientific issues with analysis of low amounts of DNA. Profiles in DNA (Promega), 13(1). Available at http://www.promega.com/profiles/.

Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Butler, J.M. (2010) Strategies for concordance testing. Profiles in DNA (Promega), 13(1). Available at http://www.promega.com/profiles/.

Masters, J.R.W., Alston-Roberts, C., Barallon, R., Bauer, S.R., Butler, J.M., Capes-Davis, A., Dirks, W.G., Elmore, E., Furtado, M., Kline, M.C., Kerrigan, L., Kohara, A., Los, G.V., MacLeod, R.A.F., Nardone, M., Nardone, R.M., Nims, R.W., Price, P.J., Reid, Y.A., Shewale, J., Sykes, G., Steuer, A.F., Storts, D.R., Thomson, J., Taraporewala, Z.  (2010) Cell line misidentification: the beginning of the end. Nature Rev. Cancer 10: 441-448.

Barallon, R., Bauer, S.R., Butler, J.M., Capes-Davis, A., Dirks, W.G., Elmore, E., Furtado, M., Kline, M.C., Kohara, A., Los, G.V., MacLeod, R.A.F., Masters, J.R.W., Nardone, M., Nardone, R.M., Nims, R.W., Price, P.J., Reid, Y.A., Shewale, J., Sykes, G., Steuer, A.F., Storts, D.R., Thomson, J., Taraporewala, Z., Alston-Roberts, C., Kerrigan, L. (2010). Recommendation of short tandem repeat profiling for authenticating human cell lines, stem cells, and tissues. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim, 46(9):727-32.

Lee, S.B., Crouse, C.A., Kline, M.C. (2010) Optimizing storage and handling of DNA extracts. Forensic Sci. Rev. 22(2): 131-144.

Lao, O., Vallone, P.M., Coble, M.D., Diegoli, T.M., Irwin, J.A., van der Gaag, K., de Knijff, P., Kayser, M. (2010). Evaluating self-declared ancestry of U.S. Americans using autosomal, Y-chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA. Human Mutation, 31(12):E1875-93.

O’Connor, K.L., Butts, E., Hill, C.R., Butler, J.M., Vallone, P.M. (2010) Evaluating the effect of additional forensic loci on likelihood ratio values for complex kinship analysis. Proceedings of the Twenty-first International Symposium on Human Identification. See http://www.promega.com/geneticidproc/

Coble, M.D., Chouery, E., Strouss, K.M., Saunier, J.L., Jalkh, N., Medlej-Hashim, M., Ayoub, F., Mégarbané, A. (2010) Population genetic data for 17 STR markers from Lebanon. Leg Med (Tokyo), 12(6): 324-326.

 

2009

Hill, C.R., Butler, J.M., Vallone, P.M. (2009) A 26plex autosomal STR assay to aid human identity testing. J. Forensic Sci. 54(5): 1008-1015. -- see also http://www.cstl.nist.gov/strbase/str26plex.htm.

Takayama, T., Takada, N., Suzuki, R., Nagaoka, S., Watanabe, Y., Kumagai, R., Aoki, Y., Butler, J.M. (2009) Determination of deletion regions from Yp11.2 of an amelogenin negative male. Legal Med. 11: S578-S580.

Brettell, T.A., Butler, J.M., Almirall, J.R. (2009) Forensic science. Anal. Chem. 81: 4695-4711.

Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Travis, J.C., Smith, M.V., Redman, J.W., Vallone, P.M., Decker, A.E., Butler, J.M. (2009) Production and certification of NIST Standard Reference Material 2372 Human DNA Quantitation Standard. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 394: 1183-1192.

Butler, J.M. (2009) Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing. Elsevier Academic Press: San Diego. [textbook: third edition, volume 1]

Butler, J.M., Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Sprecher, C.J., McLaren, R.S., Rabbach, D.R., Krenke, B.E., Storts, D.R. (2009) The single most polymorphic STR locus: SE33 performance in U.S. populations. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 13) 2: 23-24. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Vallone, P.M., Hill, C.R., Lewis, K.E., Diegoli, T.M., Coble, M.D., Butler, J.M. (2009) Uses of the NIST 26plex STR assay for human identity testing. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 13) 2: 29-30. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

Vallone, P.M., Hill, C.R., Podini, D., Butler, J.M. (2009) Rapid amplification of commercial STR typing kits. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 13) 2: 111-112. [available at http://www.fsigeneticssup.com]

 

2008

Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Coble, M.D., Butler, J.M. (2008) Characterization of 26 miniSTR loci for improved analysis of degraded DNA samples. J. Forensic Sci. 53(1):73-80.

Parson, W., Fendt, L., Ballard. D., Børsting, C., Brinkmann, B., Carracedo, A., Carvalho, M., Coble, M.D., Corte Real, F., Desmyter, S., Dupuy, B.M., Harrison, C., Hohoff, C., Just, R., Krämer, T., Morling, N., Salas, A., Schmitter, H., Schneider, P.M., Sonntag, M.-L., Vallone, P.M., Brandstätter, A. (2008) Identification of West Eurasian mitochondrial haplogroups by mtDNA SNP screening: Results of the 2006–2007 EDNAP collaborative exercise. FSI Genetics 2(1):  61–68.

Decker, A.E., Kline, M.C., Redman, J.W., Reid, T.M., Butler, J.M. (2008) Analysis of mutations in father-son pairs with 17 Y-STR loci. FSI Genetics 2(3):e31-e35.

Sanchez, J.J., Børsting, C., Balogh, K., Berger, B., Bogus, M., Butler, J.M., Carracedo, A., Syndercombe Court, D., Dixon, L.A., Filipović, B., Fondevila, M., Gill, P., Harrison, C.D., Hohoff, C., Huel, R., Ludes, B., Parson, W., Parsons, T.J., Petkovski, E., Phillips, C., Schmitter, H., Schneider, P.M., Vallone, P.M., Morling, N. (2008) Forensic typing of autosomal SNPs with a 29 SNP-multiplex--Results of a collaborative EDNAP exercise. FSI Genetics 2(3): 176-183.

Vallone, P.M., Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Decker, A.E., Redman, J.W., Travis, J.C., Smith, M.V., Butler, J.M. (2008) Development and usage of a NIST Standard Reference Materials for real-time PCR quantitation of human DNA. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 12) 1(1): 80-82.

Butler, J.M., Hill, C.R., Decker, A.E., Kline, M.C., Vallone, P.M. (2008) New autosomal STR loci. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 12) 1(1): 95-96.

Butler, J.M. (2008) New resources for the forensic genetics community available on the NIST STRBase website. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 12) 1(1): 97-99.

Butler, J.M., Budowle, B., Gill, P., Kidd, K.K., Phillips, C., Schneider, P.M., Vallone, P.M., Morling, N. (2008) Report on ISFG SNP panel discussion. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series (Progress in Forensic Genetics 12) 1(1): 471-472.

Butler, J.M., Kline, M.C., Decker, A.E. (2008) Addressing Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (Y-STR) allele nomenclature. Journal of Genetic Genealogy 4(2): 125-148.--see also editorial: http://www.jogg.info/42/files/editorial.pdf and interview: http://www.jogg.info/42/files/Interview.pdf

Vallone, P.M., Hill, C.R., Butler, J.M. (2008) Demonstration of rapid multiplex PCR amplification involving 16 genetic loci. FSI Genetics 3(1): 42-45.

 

2007

Butler, J.M. (2007) Validation: what is it, why does it matter, and how should it be done? Forensic News (Applied Biosystems), January 2007 [.pdf]

Butler, J.M. and Coble, M.D. (2007) Authors' Response to Letter to Editor [regarding nomenclature for new miniSTR locus D10S1248]. J. Forensic Sci. 52(2): 494.

Yong, R.Y.Y., Gan, L.S.H., Coble, M.D., Yap, E.P.H. (2007) Allele frequencies of six miniSTR loci of three ethnic populations in Singapore. Forensic Sci. Int. 166: 240-243.

Barni, F., Salata, E., Rapone, C., Kline, M., Lago, G., Butler, J., Berti, A. (2007) Characterisation of novel alleles and duplication events in the STR DYS19, DYS439, DYS389II and DYS385 loci. Identity (Promega Newsletter for Europe, Middle East and Africa), Spring 2007, pp. 1-3. [.pdf]

Decker, A.E., Kline, M.C., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M. (2007) The impact of additional Y-STR loci on resolving common haplotypes and closely related individuals. FSI Genetics 1:215-217.

Vallone, P.M., Jakupciak, J.P., Coble, M.D. (2007) Forensic application of the Affymetrix human mitochondrial resequencing array. FSI Genetics 1:196-198.

Parsons, T.J., Huel, R., Davoren, J., Katzmarzyk, C., Milos, A., Selmanovic, A., Smajlovic, L., Coble, M.D., Rizvic, A. (2007) Application of novel "mini-amplicon" STR multiplexes to high volume casework on degraded skeletal remains. FSI Genetics 1:175-179.

Brettell, T.A., Butler, J.M., Almirall, J.R. (2007) Forensic science. Anal. Chem. 79: 4365-4384.

Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Mulero, J.J., Lagace, R.E., Chang, C.-W., Hennessy, L.K., Butler, J.M. (2007) Concordance study between the AmpFlSTR MiniFiler PCR Amplification Kit and conventional STR typing kits. J. Forensic Sci. 52(4): 870-873.

Butler, J.M. (2007) Forensic DNA testing. Genetic Variation: A Laboratory Manual (Eds. Gabriel, Stephens, and Weiner), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Chapter 34, pp. 437-451.

Butler, J.M., Coble, M.D., Vallone, P.M. (2007) STRs vs SNPs: thoughts on the future of forensic DNA testing. Forensic Sci. Med. Pathol. 3: 200-205.

Coble, M.D., Kline, M.C., Redman, J.W., Decker, A.E., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M. (2007) An investigation of discrimination capacity and the cause of null alleles in Linear Array mitostrips using control region sequence data. submitted.

Butler, J.M. (2007) Short tandem repeat typing technologies used in human identity testing. BioTechniques 43(4): Sii-Sv.

Butler, J.M., Hill, C.R., Decker, A.E., Kline, M.C., Reid, T.M., Vallone, P.M. (2007) New autosomal and Y-chromosome STR loci: characterization and potential uses. Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Symposium on Human Identification. See http://www.promega.com/geneticidproc/

Opel, K.L., Chung, D.T., Drabek, J., Butler, J.M., McCord, B.R. (2007) Developmental validation of reduced-size STR miniplex primer sets. J. Forensic Sci. 52(6): 1263-1271.

 

2006

Vallone, P.M. and Butler, J.M. (2006) Analysis of DNA single nucleotide polymorphisms. The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry: Volume 3, Biological Applications, Part B: Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids and other Biological Compounds (Caprioli, R.M., ed.), Elsevier: New York, pp. 39-51. [preprint]

Butler, J.M. (2006) High-throughput genotyping of short tandem repeat DNA markers. The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry: Volume 3, Biological Applications, Part B: Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids and other Biological Compounds (Caprioli, R.M., ed.), Elsevier: New York, pp. 85-102. [preprint]

Niederstätter, H., Coble, M.D., Grubwieser, P., Parsons, T.J., Parson, W. (2006) Characterization of mtDNA SNP typing and mixture ratio assessment with simultaneous real-time PCR quantification of both allelic states. Int. J. Legal Med. 120:18-23.

Coble, M.D., Vallone, P.M., Just, R.S., Diegoli, T.M., Smith, B.C., Parsons, T.J. (2006) Effective strategies for forensic analysis in the mitochondrial DNA coding region. Int. J. Legal. Med. 120:27-32. [Supplementary Data].

Butler, J.M., Decker, A.E., Vallone, P.M., Kline, M.C. (2006) Allele frequencies for 27 Y-STR loci with U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic samples. Forensic Sci. Int. 156:250-260.

Butler, J.M. (2006) Genetics and genomics of core STR loci used in human identity testing. J. Forensic Sci. 51(2): 253-265.

Gusmão, L., Butler, J.M., Carracedo, A., Gill, P., Kayser, M., Mayr, W.R., Morling, N., Prinz, M., Roewer, L., Tyler-Smith, C., Schneider, P.M. (2006) DNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG): An update of the recommendations on the use of Y-STRs in forensic analysis. Forensic Sci. Int. 157:187-197.

Mulero, J.J., Budowle, B., Butler, J.M., Gusmão, L. (2006) Letter to the Editor--Nomenclature and allele repeat structure update for the Y-STR locus GATA H4. J. Forensic Sci. 51(3): 694.

Vallone, P.M., Decker, A.E., Coble, M.D., Butler, J.M. (2006) Evaluation of an autosomal SNP 12-plex assay. Progress in Forensic Genetics 11, Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Congress Series 1288, 61-63.

Coble, M.D., Hill, C.R., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M. (2006) Characterization and performance of new miniSTR loci for typing degraded samples. Progress in Forensic Genetics 11, Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Congress Series 1288, 504-506.

Butler, J.M., Coble, M.D., Decker, A.E., Duewer, D.L., Hill, C.R., Kline, M.C., Redman, J.W., Vallone, P.M. (2006) Setting standards and developing technology to aid the human identity testing community. Progress in Forensic Genetics 11, Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Congress Series 1288, 628-635.

Gusmão, L., Butler, J.M., Carracedo, A., Gill, P., Kayser, M., Mayr, W.R., Morling, N., Prinz, M., Roewer, L., Tyler-Smith, C., Schneider, P.M. (2006) DNA Commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG): An update of the recommendations on the use of Y-STRs in forensic analysis. Int. J. Legal Med. 120: 191-200.

Dixon, L.A., Dobbins, A.E., Pulker, H., Butler, J.M., Vallone, P.M., Coble, M.D., Parson, W., Berger, B., Grubweiser, P., Mogensen, H.S., Morling, N., Nielsen, K., Sanchez, J.J., Petkovski, E., Carracedo, A., Sanchez-Diz, P., Brion, M., Irwin, J.A., Just, R.S., Loreille, O., Parsons, T.J., Syndercombe-Court, D., Schmitter, H., Gill, P. (2006) Analysis of artificially degraded DNA using STRs and SNPs--results of a collaborative European (EDNAP) exercise. Forensic Sci. Int. 164: 33-44.

Duewer, D.L. and Butler, J.M. (2006) Multiplex_QA: an exploratory quality assessment tool for multiplexed electrophoretic assays. Electrophoresis 27: 3735-3746. (software available for download; User Manual - 127 pages - 3 Mb pdf file)

Butler, J.M. (2006) MiniSTRs: past, present, and future. Forensic News (Applied Biosystems), October 2006 [.pdf]

Butler, J.M. (2006) Debunking some urban legends surrounding validation within the forensic DNA community. Profiles in DNA (Promega Corporation), vol. 9(2), pp. 3-6; see also http://www.promega.com/profiles/902/ProfilesInDNA_902_03.pdf.

Levin, B.C., Richie, K.L., Kline, M.C., Redman, J.W., Hancock, D.K. (2006) Human DNA standard reference materials developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Trends in Genome Research (Williams, C.R., ed.) Nova Science Publishers: New York, pp. 173-205.

 

2005

Coble, M.D. and Butler, J.M. (2005) Characterization of new miniSTR loci to aid analysis of degraded DNA. J. Forensic Sci. 50: 43-53.

Butler, J.M. (2005) Constructing STR multiplex assays. Methods in Molecular Biology: Forensic DNA Typing Protocols (Carracedo, A., ed.), Humana Press: Totowa, New Jersey, 297: 53-66. [preprint]

 

Vallone, P.M., Fahr, K., Kostrzewa, M. (2005) Genotyping SNPs using a UV photocleavable oligonucleotide in MALDI-TOF MS. Methods in Molecular Biology: Forensic DNA Typing Protocols (Carracedo, A., ed.), Humana Press: Totowa, New Jersey, 297: 169-178.

Vallone, P.M., Decker, A.E., Butler, J.M. (2005) Allele frequencies for 70 autosomal SNP loci with U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic samples. Forensic Sci. Int. 149: 279-286.

Kline, M.C., Vallone, P.M., Redman, J.W., Duewer, D.L., Calloway, C.D., Butler, J.M. (2005) Mitochondrial DNA typing screens with control region and coding region SNPs. J. Forensic Sci. 50: 377-385.

Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Redman, J.W., Butler, J.M. (2005) Results from the NIST 2004 DNA quantitation study. J. Forensic Sci., 50(3): 571-578.

Brettell, T.A., Butler, J.M., Saferstein, R. (2005) Forensic science. Anal. Chem. 77: 3839-3860.

Butler, J.M., Appleby, J.E., Duewer, D.L. (2005) Locus-specific brackets for reliable typing of Y-chromosome short tandem repeat markers. Electrophoresis, 26: 2583-2590.

Butler, J.M., Decker, A.E., Kline, M.C., Vallone, P.M. (2005) Chromosomal duplications along the Y-chromosome and their potential impact on Y-STR interpretation. J. Forensic Sci. 50(4): 853-859.

Butler, J.M. and Schoske, R. (2005) U.S. population data for the multi-copy Y-STR locus DYS464. J. Forensic Sci. 50(4): 975-977.

Menotti-Raymond, M.A., David, V.A., Wachter, L.A., Butler, J.M., O’Brien, S.J. (2005) An STR forensic typing system for genetic individualization of domestic cat (Felis catus) samples. J. Forensic Sci. 50(5): 1061-1070.

Biesecker, L.G., Bailey-Wilson, J.E., Ballantyne, J., Baum, H., Bieber, F.R., Brenner, C., Budowle, B., Butler, J.M., Carmody, G., Conneally, P.M., Duceman, B., Eisenberg, A., Forman, L., Kidd, K.K., LeClair, B., Niezgoda, S., Parsons, T., Pugh, E., Shaler, R., Sherry, S.T., Sozer, A., Walsh, A. (2005) DNA identifications after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. Science 310:1122-1123.

Kline, M.C., Vallone, P.M., Decker, A.E., Redman, J.W., Duewer, D.L., Butler, J.M. (2005) Testing candidate DNA quantitation standards with several real-time quantitative PCR methods. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Human Identification. http://www.promega.com/geneticidproc/ussymp16proc/abstracts/kline.pdf.

 

2004

Butler, J.M. and Vallone, P.M. (2004) High-throughput genetic analysis through multiplexed PCR and multi-capillary electrophoresis. PCR Technologies: Current Innovations (2nd edition), Weissensteiner, T., Griffin, H.G., Griffin, A. (Eds.), CRC Press: Boca Raton, Chapter 11, pp 111-120.

Schoske, R., Vallone, P.M., Kline, M.C., Redman, J.W., Butler, J.M. (2004) High-throughput Y-STR typing of U.S. populations with 27 regions of the Y chromosome using two multiplex PCR assays. Forensic Sci. Int. 139: 107-121.

Edson, S.M., Ross, J.R., Coble, M.D., Parsons, T.J., and Barritt, S.M. (2004) Naming the dead — confronting the realities of rapid identification of degraded skeletal remains. Forensic Science Reviews 16(1): 64-89.

 

Vallone, P.M. and Butler, J.M. (2004) Multiplexed assays for evaluation of Y-SNP markers in U.S. populations. Progress in Forensic Genetics 10, Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Congress Series 1261, 85-87.

 

Butler, J.M. and Schoske, R. (2004) Forensic value of the multi-copy Y-STR marker DYS464. Progress in Forensic Genetics 10, Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Congress Series 1261, 278-280.

Butler, J.M., Buel, E., Crivellente, F., McCord, B.R. (2004) Forensic DNA typing by capillary electrophoresis: using the ABI Prism 310 and 3100 Genetic Analyzers for STR analysis. Electrophoresis, 25: 1397-1412.

Vallone, P.M., Just, R.S., Coble, M.D., Butler, J.M., Parsons, T.J. (2004) A multiplex allele-specific primer extension assay for forensically informative SNPs distributed throughout the mitochondrial genome. Int. J. Legal Med., 118: 147-157.

Coble, M.D., Just, R.S., O'Callaghan, J.E., Letmanyi, I.H., Peterson, C.T., Irwin, J.A., Parsons, T.J. (2004) Single nucleotide polymorphisms over the entire mtDNA genome that increase the power of forensic testing in Caucasians. Int. J. Legal Med., 118: 137-146.

Coble, M.D. (2004) The identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the entire mitochondrial genome to increase the forensic discrimination of common HV1/HV2 types in the Caucasian population. PhD dissertation, George Washington University, 206 pp. 

Butler, J.M. and Schoske, R. (2004) Duplication of DYS19 flanking regions in other parts of the Y chromosome. Int. J. Legal Med., 118: 178-183.

Vallone, P.M. and Butler, J.M. (2004) Y-SNP typing of U.S. African American and Caucasian samples using allele-specific hybridization and primer extension. J. Forensic Sci. 49(4): 723-732.

Chung, D.T., Drabek, J., Opel, K.L., Butler, J.M., McCord, B.R. (2004) A study on the effects of degradation and template concentration on the efficiency of the STR miniplex primer sets. J. Forensic Sci. 49(4): 733-740.

Drabek, J., Chung, D.T., Butler, J.M., McCord, B.R. (2004) Concordance study between miniplex STR assays and a commercial STR typing kit. J. Forensic Sci. 49(4): 859-860.

Vallone, P.M. and Butler, J.M. (2004) AutoDimer: a screening tool for primer-dimer and hairpin structures. Biotechniques 37(2): 226-231.

Butler, J.M. (2004) Short tandem repeat analysis for human identity testing. Current Protocols in Human Genetics, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, Unit 14.8, (Supplement 41), pp. 14.8.1-14.8.22 [preprint]

 

Butler, J.M., Tomsey, C.S., Kline, M.C. (2004) Can the validation process in forensic DNA typing be standardized? Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Human Identification. Available at  http://www.promega.com/geneticidproc/ussymp15proc/oralpresentations/butler.pdf  or http://www.cstl.nist.gov/strbase/pub_pres/PromegaPaperOct2004.pdf.

Duewer, D.L., Kline, M.C., Redman, J.W., Butler, J.M. (2004) NIST Mixed Stain Study #3: signal intensity balance in commercial short tandem repeat multiplexes. Anal. Chem. 76: 6928-6934.

Just, R.S., Irwin, J.A., O'Callaghan, J.E., Saunier, J.L., Coble, M.D., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M., Barritt, S.M., Parsons, T.J. (2004) Toward increased utility of mtDNA in forensic identifications. Forensic Sci. Int. 146S: S147-S149.

 

2003

Schoske, R., Vallone, P.M., Ruitberg, C.M., Butler, J.M. (2003) Multiplex PCR design strategy used for the simultaneous amplification of 10 Y chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci. Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 375: 333-343.

Butler, J.M., Schoske, R., Vallone, P.M. Highly multiplexed assays for measuring polymorphisms on the Y-chromosome. (2003) Progress in Forensic Genetics 9 (Brinkmann, B. and Carracedo, A., eds.), Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Congress Series 1239, pp. 301-305.

Schoske, R. (2003) The design, optimization and testing of Y chromosome short tandem repeat megaplexes. PhD dissertation, American University, 270 pp.

Butler, J.M., Schoske, R., Vallone, P.M., Redman, J.W., Kline, M.C. (2003) Allele frequencies for 15 autosomal STR loci on U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic populations. J. Forensic Sci. 48(4):908-911.

Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Redman, J.W., Butler, J.M. (2003) NIST mixed stain study 3: DNA quantitation accuracy and its influence on short tandem repeat multiplex signal intensity. Anal. Chem. 75: 2463-2469.

 

Butler, J.M. (2003) Recent developments in Y-short tandem repeat and Y-single nucleotide polymorphism analysis. Forensic Sci. Rev. 15:91-111.

 

Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Butler, J.M. (2003) Biotech SRMs designed for the rapidly evolving forensic DNA and human identity testing communities. NCSL International 2003 Workshop and Symposium Conference Proceeding: The Spectrum of Metrology: From the State-of-the-Art to the Everyday. See http://www.ncsli.org

 

Levin, B.C., Holland, K.A., Hancock, D.A., Coble, M., Parsons, T.J., Kienker, L.J., Williams, D.W., Jones, M.P., and Richie, K.L. (2003) “Comparison of the complete mtDNA genome sequences of human cell lines - HL-60 and GMIO742A - from individuals with pro-myelocytic leukemia and leber hereditary optic neuropathy, respectively, and the inclusion of HL-60 in the NIST human mitochondrial DNA standard reference material - SRM 2392-I.” Mitochondrion 2: 387-400.

 

Butler, J.M., Shen, Y., McCord, B.R. (2003) The development of reduced size STR amplicons as tools for analysis of degraded DNA. J. Forensic Sci 48(5) 1054-1064.

 

2002

Kline, M.C., Duewer, D.L., Redman, J.W., Butler, J.M., Boyer, D.A. (2002) Polymerse chain reaction amplification of DNA from aged blood stains: quantitative evaluation of the “suitability for purpose” of four filter papers as archival media. Anal. Chem. 74: 1863-1869.

 

Vallone, P.M., Devaney, J.M., Marino, M.A., Butler, J.M. (2002) A strategy for examining complex mixtures of deoxyoligonucleotides using IP-RP HPLC, MALDI-TOF MS, and informatics. Anal. Biochem. 304: 257-265.

 

Butler, J.M., Schoske, R., Vallone, P.M., Kline, M.C., Redd, A.J., Hammer, M.F. (2002) A novel multiplex for simultaneous amplification of 20 Y chromosome STR markers. Forensic Sci. Int. 129: 10-24.

 

Butler, J.M., David, V.A., O’Brien, S.J., Menotti-Raymond, M. (2002) The MeowPlex: a new DNA test using tetranucleotide STR markers for the domestic cat. Profiles in DNA, Promega Corporation, Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 7–10. http://www.promega.com/profiles/502/ProfilesInDNA_502_07.pdf

 

Redd, A.J., Agellon, A.B., Kearney, V.A., Karafet, T., de Knijff, P., Park, H., Butler, J.M., Hammer, M.F. (2002) Forensic value of fourteen novel STRs on the human Y chromosome. Forensic Sci. Int. 130: 97-111.

 

2001

Butler, J.M. (2001) Forensic DNA Typing: Biology and Technology behind STR Markers, Academic Press, London.

 

Ruitberg, C.M., Reeder, D.J., Butler, J.M. (2001) STRBase: a short tandem repeat DNA database for the human identity testing community. Nucleic Acids Res. 29: 320-322.

 

McCord, B.R. and Butler, J.M. (2001) The application of capillary electrophoresis to the analysis of PCR products used in DNA typing. Methods in Molecular Biology: Clinical and Forensic Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis (Petersen, J. and Mohammad, A.A., eds.), Humana Press: Totowa, New Jersey, pp. 261-284.

 

Butler, J.M. and Reeder, D.J. (2001) Detection of DNA polymorphisms using PCR-RFLP and capillary electrophoresis.  Methods in Molecular Biology: Capillary Electrophoresis of Nucleic Acids (Mitchelson, K.R. and Cheng, J., eds.), Humana Press: Totowa, New Jersey, Vol. 2, pp. 49-56.

 

Butler, J.M., Devaney, J.M., Marino, M.A., Vallone, P.M. (2001) Quality control of PCR primers used in multiplex STR amplifications. Forensic Sci. Int., 119: 87-96.

 

Butler, J.M., C.M. Ruitberg, Vallone, P.M. (2001) Capillary electrophoresis as a tool for optimization of multiplex PCR reactions. Fresenius J. Anal. Chem. 369: 200-205.

 

Devaney, J.M. Pettit, E.L., Kaler, S.G., Vallone, P.M., Butler, J.M., Marino, M.A. (2001) Genotyping of two mutations in the HFE gene using single-base extension and high-performance liquid chromatography. Anal. Chem. 73: 620-624.

 

Butler, J.M. and Becker, C.H. (2001) Improved analysis of DNA short tandem repeats with time-of-flight mass spectrometry.  Final Report for NIJ Grant 97-LB-VX-0003, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (75 published pages); http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/188292.htm

 

Schoske, R., Butler, J.M., Vallone, P.M., Kline, M.C., Prinz, M., Redd, A.J., Hammer, M.F. (2001) Development of Y STR megaplex assays. Proceedings of the Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification 2001, Promega Corporation. http://www.promega.com/geneticidproc/ussymp12proc/contents/butler.PDF

 

Duewer DL, Kline MC, Redman JW, Newall PJ, Reeder DJ. (2001) NIST Mixed Stain Studies #1 and #2: interlaboratory comparison of DNA quantification practice and short tandem repeat multiplex performance with multiple-source samples.  J. Forensic Sci. 46: 1199-1210

 

2000

Butler, J.M. (2000) MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Progress in Forensic Genetics 8 (Sensabaugh, G.F., Lincoln, P.J., and Olaisen, B., eds.), Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 15-18.

 

Duewer DL, Richie KL, Reeder DJ. (2000) RFLP band size standards: NIST Standard Reference Material® 2390.  J. Forensic Sci. 45: 1093-1105.

 

Duewer DL, Gary KT, Reeder DJ. (2000) RFLP band size standards: Cell line K562 values from 1991 – 1997 proficiency studies.  J. Forensic Sci. 45: 1106-1118.

 

1999

Schwarz, F.P., Robinson, S., Butler, J.M. (1999) Thermodynamic comparison of PNA/DNA and DNA/DNA hybridization reactions at ambient temperature. Nucleic Acids Res. 27: 4792-4800.

 

Butler, J.M. and Reeder, D.J. (1999) Capillary electrophoretic separation of DNA fragments. Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis (Tietz, D., ed.), Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Germany, Chapter 7, pp. 170-192.

 

Li, J., Butler, J.M., Tan, Y., Lin, H., Royer, S., Ohler, L., Shaler, T.A., Hunter, J.M., Pollart, D.J., Monforte, J.A., Becker, C.H. (1999) Single nucleotide polymorphism determination using primer extension and time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Electrophoresis 20:1258-1265.

 

1998

Butler, J.M., Li, J., Shaler, T.A., Monforte, J.A., Becker, C.H. (1998) Reliable genotyping of short tandem repeat loci without an allelic ladder using time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Int. J. Legal Med. 112: 45-49.

 


 

Presentations (click on .pdf link to download a handout of the presentation)

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NOTE: some information may have been removed prior to publication

 

2014

 

Applied Genetics Group

Peter Vallone presentation at SWGDAM (Quantico, VA), January 7, 2014, "NGS: Technology and Current Applications" [.pdf]

 

Katherine Gettings presentation at SWGDAM (Quantico, VA), January 7, 2014, "Forensic Applications of Next Generation Sequencing" [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at SWGDAM (Quantico, VA), January 7, 2014, "Next Generation Sequencing: Workflow and Infrastructure Requirements" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at SWGDAM (Quantico, VA), January 9, 2014, "NIST Update"

 

Mike Coble presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 20, 2014, "NIST Inter-Laboratory Studies for DNA Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]

 

Peter Vallone presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 21, 2014, "Characterization of DNA-Based Certified Reference Materials with New and Emerging Technologies" [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at the Bode Technology 11th Annual DNA Technical Workshop (San Diego, CA), April 17, 2014, "Next Generation Sequencing on the Ion Torrent PGM: New SNP Typing Applications [.pdf]

 

Katherine Butler Gettings at NGS Workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (State College, PA), May 19, 2014, "Next Generation Sequencing Activities at NIST" [.pdf]

 

Katherine Butler Gettings at Hot Topics Workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (State College, PA), May 20, 2014, "Yfiler Plus Kit: Improved Haplotype Discrimination using 'Rapidly Mutating' Y-STR Markers in a Large Multiplex Kit" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at Hot Topics Workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (State College, PA), May 20, 2014, "16 Going on 24: GlobalFiler and the New STR Loci" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists conference (State College, PA), May 22, 2014, "Updating SRM 2391c: PCR-Based DNA Profiling Standard -- Why and When?" [.pdf]

 

Erica Butts presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists conference  (State College, PA), May 23, 2014, "SRM 2372: Past, Present, and Future" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble workshop/webinar (Gaithersburg, MD), May 28, 2014, NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Probabilistic Genotyping and Software Programs (Part 1), "A Basic Overview of Probabilistic Genotyping"[.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the American Bar Association's Fifth Annual Prescriptions for Criminal Justice Forensics held at Fordham Law School (New York City, NY), June 6, 2014, "MIX13: An Interlaboratory Study on the Present State of DNA Mixture Interpretation in the U.S." [.pdf]

 

Peter Vallone presentation at the Next Generation DNA Sequencing Science and Technology Forum (Arlington, VA), June 9, 2014, "NGS: Technology and Current Applications"

 

Peter Vallone presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "NGS: Technology and Current Applications"

 

Becky Hill presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "SRM 2391c: PCR-Based DNA Profiling Standard Why and When?"

 

Mike Coble presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "Probabilistic Genotyping Update"

 

Mike Coble presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "Statistics for Y-STRs"

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "New SNP Typing Applications on the Ion Torrent PGM"

 

Erica Butts presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "Rapid DNA Instrument Testing Update"

 

Erica Butts presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "SRM 2372: Past, Present, and Future"

 

Katherine Gettings presentation for FBI Laboratory DNA Analyst Training (Quantico, VA), June 10, 2014, "Forensic Applications of Next Generation Sequencing"

 

Peter Vallone and Mike Coble presentation at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 17, 2014, "NIST Update on Activities of the Applied Genetics Group" [.pdf]

 

Peter Vallone presentation for GenomeID Forum – Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications (Greenville, NC), September 9, 2014, "Application of Emerging Technologies at NIST" [.pdf]

 

Peter Vallone presentation at the Global Identity Summit (Tampa, FL), September, 17, 2014, "Rapid DNA Testing at NIST" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at Probabilistic Genotyping Software workshop held at the International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), September 29, 2014, "Probabilistic Genotyping -- An Overview" [.pdf]

 

Katherine Gettings poster at the International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), September 30-October 2, 2014, "STR Sequence Diversity in Population Samples and Nomenclature Guidance for the 'Next Generation'" [.pdf]

 

 

John Butler

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Quantico, VA), January 9, 2014, "National Commission on Forensic Science" [.pdf]

 

John Butler plenary presentation at the International Plant and Animal Genome Conference (San Diego, CA), January 13, 2014, "Impact of Genomics on Forensic DNA Testing" [.pdf]

 

NIST presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 18, 2014, "Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC): Input Received and Proposed Plan Development" slides available at http://www.nist.gov/forensics/upload/osac-021814.pdf; webcast available at http://psav.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/8e65ad3f9958440b8eab9da0831e3b1d1d.

 

John Butler and Nelson Santos presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 19, 2014, "National Commission on Forensic Science" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 21, 2014, "DNA Mixture Interpretation: History, Challenges, Statistical Approaches, and Solutions" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the Florida International University's International Forensic Research Institute Third Annual Forensic Science Symposium (Miami, FL), April 30, 2014, "NCFS, OSAC, and NIST: More Acronyms and Action from the U.S. Government in Forensic Science" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation for BYU Idaho University Forum (Rexburg, ID), May 15, 2014, "Facing Closed Doors" [video]

 

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 17, 2014, "National Commission on Forensic Science and Organization of Scientific Area Committees" [.pdf]

 

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 presentation at the International Association for Identification (Minneapolis, MN), August 14, 2014, "National Commission on Forensic Science and Organization of Scientific Area Committees"

 

John Butler presentation at the Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications GenomeID Forum (Greenville, NC), September 10, 2014, "National Commission on Forensic Science and Organization of Scientific Area Committees and Roads for Advanced Technologies Adoption" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation in the Probabilistic Genotyping Software workshop at at the 25th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), September 29, 2014, "Thoughts on Data, Models, and Thresholds"

 

John Butler presentation at the 25th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), October 1, 2014, "National Commission on Forensic Science and Organization of Scientific Area Committees" [.pdf]

 

John Butler workshop presentations for New Autosomal and Y-STR Loci and Kits: Making Data Driven Decisions workshop at the 25th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), October 2, 2014: [Welcome and Introductory Remarks] [STRBase Resources and Additional Information]

 

 

2013

Mike Coble presentation at SWGDAM (Dumfries, VA), January 17, 2013, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation to Israel Police Forensic Laboratory (Jerusalem, Israel), January 28, 2013, "NIST Projects in Forensic DNA and Q&A"

 

John Butler presentation at IsrAnalytica 2013 conference (Tel Aviv, Israel), January 30, 2013, "The Role of Analytical Chemistry in Forensic DNA Testing"

 

Erica Butts presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 21, 2013, “Evaluation of DNA Extraction Efficiency” [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 21, 2013, “Protocols for Rapid Amplification of STR Typing Kits: The Use of Non-Standard Thermal Cyclers” [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 21, 2013, “NIST STRBase Resources to Aid Work with New STR Kits and Loci” [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 21, 2013, “The Impact and Benefit of Expanding the U.S. Core Autosomal STR Markers [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 22, 2013, “Examination of Rapidly Mutating Y-STR Loci for Increased Resolution of Common Haplotypes” [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 22, 2013, "Alternative Methods for Human Identification: DNA Base Composition Profiling by Electrospray Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline presentation (given by John Butler) at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Washington, D.C.), February 22, 2013, "Re-certification of Standard Reference Material 2372 - the Human DNA Quantitation Standard: The What, the Why, and the How" [.pdf]

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at Life Technologies Meeting for Human Identification Professional Services (Frederick, MD), February 26, 2013 “Emerging Topics: Rapid PCR/DNA Typing and Ultra High-Throughput Sequencing for HID applications” [.pdf]

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), March 20, 2013 “Forensic Applications of  Insertion-Deletion (InDel) Markers” [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), April 4, 2013, Saferstein Memorial Lecture: "Beyond CSI: Exciting Application of Forensic DNA"

 

John Butler presentation at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), April 4, 2013, Saferstein Memorial Lecture: "The Future of Forensic DNA Testing"

 

John Butler and Mike Coble presentations as part of the NIST DNA Mixture Webcast (Gaithersburg, MD), April 12, 2013 - slides and video available at http://www.nist.gov/oles/forensics/dna-analyst-training-on-mixture-interpretation.cfm.

 

John Butler presentation at 4th Annual Post-Conviction Conference (Charlotte, NC), April 18, 2013, "DNA Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the Fourth Congress of the Brazilian Society of Forensic Genetics (São Paulo, Brazil), May 8, 2013, "State-of-the-Art Forensic DNA" [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists meeting (Roanoke, VA), May 8, 2013, "Capabilities of Next-Generation Sequencing Instrumentation for Mitochondrial DNA Whole Genome Analysis" [.pdf]

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at the FBI Laboratory (Quantico, VA) May 23, 2013 “Update on Rapid DNA Instrument Performance”

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at the FBI Laboratory (Quantico, VA) May 23, 2013 “Recertification of NIST Standard Reference Material 2372” [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at the FBI Laboratory (Quantico, VA), May 23, 2013, "Capabilities of Next Generation Sequencing Instrumentation" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the American Bar Association's Fourth Annual Prescription for Criminal Justice Forensics (New York City, NY), June 7, 2013, "DNA Mixture Interpretation: History, Background, Thresholds, Statistical Methods, and SWGDAM" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation to the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland Conference (Chesapeake Beach, MD), June 21, 2013, "Everything a Trial Judge Needs to Know about DNA (in a nutshell)" [.pdf]

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at the 8th International Society of Applied Biological Sciences Conference (Split, Croatia), June 25, 2013 “Characterization of Reference Standards with Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Dumfries, VA), July 18, 2013, "Recent NIST Forensic Science Efforts" [.pdf]

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at SWGDAM (Dumfries, VA), July 18, 2013, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

John Butler and Mike Coble presentations as part of 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

 

Becky Hill poster at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 3-6, 2013, "The Impact and Advantage of Expanding the U.S. Core Autosomal STR Markers" [.pdf]

 

Peter M. Vallone poster at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 3-6, 2013, "Recertification of the NIST Standard Reference Material 2372: Human Quantitation Standard" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill poster at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 3-6, 2013, "Additional Sequence Characterization of NIST SRM 2391c: PCR-Based DNA Profiling Standard [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler poster at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 3-6, 2013, "Characterization of NIST Standard Reference Materials by Next Generation Sequencing" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the 25th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Melbourne, Australia), September 4, 2013, "FSI Genetics: Journal Status Report to the ISFG General Assembly" [.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]

 

Peter M. Vallone, Becky Hill, and Kevin Kiesler presentation at the Victoria Police Forensic Services Department (Macleod, Victoria, Australia), September, 9 2013 “Ongoing Projects in the Applied Genetics Group at NIST” [.pdf] [slides from Kevin Kiesler portion of the presentation]

 

John Butler presentation to the Forensic Science Research Strategy Group (Gaithersburg, MD), September 17, 2013, "Forensic Science Research at NIST"

 

Peter M. Vallone presentation at the Biometrics Consortium Conference (Tampa, FL), September 18, 2013 “NIST Rapid-DNA Interlaboratory Study” [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the 3rd National Congress of Forensic DNA Database (Kunming, China), September 24, 2013, "The Future of Forensic DNA" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at Southern Medical University of China (Guangzhou, China), September 26, 2013, "The Future of Forensic DNA" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at Institute of Forensic Science (Beijing, China), September 27, 2013, "The Future of Forensic DNA" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation (given by Cecelia Crouse due to U.S. government shutdown) at the International Symposium on Human Identification (Atlanta, GA), October 8, 2013, "Addressing Concerns with Forensic STR Markers and Genetic Disease Linkage" [.pdf]; ISHI 2013 ENCODE Panel Discussion reference list

 

Workshop presentations at the International Symposium on Human Identification (Atlanta, GA), October 10, 2013, "New Autosomal and Y-STR Loci and Kits: Making Data Driven Decisions" (NIST slides presented by Charlotte Word due to inability of federal employees to travel during the U.S. government shutdown) [workshop page]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the DNA Technical Leader Summit (Norman, OK), November 20, 2013, "Report on MIX13 Interlaboratory Study Results"

 

John Butler presentation at the DNA Technical Leader Summit (Norman, OK), November 20, 2013, "Review of Interpretation & Statistical Approaches (MIX13 continued)"

 

Mike Coble presentation at the DNA Technical Leader Summit (Norman, OK), November 21, 2013, "Probabilistic Genotyping"

 

John Butler presentation at the DNA Technical Leader Summit (Norman, OK), November 21, 2013, "What We Have Learned and Future Directions and Q&A"
 

Mike Coble presentation for the North Carolina Crime Laboratory Training Workshop (Raleigh, NC), December 9, 2013, "Population Genetics for Forensic DNA"

 

John Butler presentation at the 10th Annual Forensic DNA Technology Workshop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), December 12, 2013, "The Discomfort of Thought"

 

John Butler presentation at the 10th Annual Forensic DNA Technology Workshop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), December 13, 2013, "Topics in Forensic DNA Typing and Interpretation"

 

2012

John Butler presentation (with Jack Ballantyne) at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 17, 2012, "Issues with Y-STR Profile Frequency Estimation" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation to SWGDAM Mixture Committee (Fredericksburg, VA), January 18, 2012, "Resolving Challenging Mixtures using Probabilistic Models of Interpretation"

 

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 19, 2012, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at Interagency Workshop on the Use of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing for Human Identification and Characterization (Gaithersburg, MD), January 31, 2012

 

Margaret Kline presentation at the DARPA Preserved and Stabilized Self-Collected Biospecimens Workshop (San Francisco, CA), February 2, 2012, "Fit for Purpose Experiments: Experience from Bioreference Material Production" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Atlanta, GA), February 23, 2012, "The Effects of Ionizing Irradiation on Liquid, Dried, and Absorbed DNA Extracts With and Without Preservatives" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Atlanta, GA), February 24, 2012, "To Freeze or Not to Freeze?: Science-Based Guidance for Preserving Biological Evidence" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation (McLean, VA), February 29, 2012, "DNA Future Trends Technical Review/Workshop" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at University of North Texas Health Science Center (Ft. Worth, TX), April 12, 2012, "NIST Research Projects in Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

 

John Butler and Mike Coble workshop presentations for New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner Forensic Biology (New York City, NY), April 18, 2012, "Topics and Techniques for Forensic DNA Analysis: Continuing Education Seminar"

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Linköping, Sweden), April 24, 2012, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation to the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group meeting (Linköping, Sweden), April 25, 2012, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at Towson University (Towson, MD), May 3, 2012, "NIST Projects in Human Identity Testing"

 

Mike Coble workshop presentations for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), May 8, 2012, "Mixture Interpretation"

 

John Butler commencement address at George Mason University College of Science convocation (Fairfax, VA), May 16, 2012 [.pdf]

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (Elliott City, MD), May 16, 2012, "Assessment of Plex-ID System"

 

Erica Butts presentation at Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (Elliott City, MD), May 16, 2012, "Rapid DNA Testing Approaches for Reference Samples" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (Elliott City, MD), May 17, 2012, "Commercial STR Multiplex Kit Concordance Testing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology"

 

Mike Coble presentation at the NIH Mitochondrial Molecular Biology and Pathology Workshop (Bethesda, MD), May 17, 2012, "Mitochondrial DNA SNPs in Evolution and Forensic Analysis"

 

Mike Coble presentation at Forensica 2012 -- 3rd International Conference on Forensic Genetics (Lednice, Czech Republic), May 21, 2012, "The Usefulness of Genealogical Databases for Historical Mysteries"

 

Mike Coble presentation at Forensica 2012 -- 3rd International Conference on Forensic Genetics (Lednice, Czech Republic), May 22, 2012, "DNA Mixture Interpretation Using Probabilistic Modeling: Promises and Pitfalls"

 

Becky Hill presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "NIST Overview & Introduction to Applied Genetics Group"

 

Manuel Fondevila presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "Short Amplicon Markers: Forensic Applications of SNPs and InDels"

 

Pete Vallone presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "Forensic Applications of Next Generation Sequencing"

 

Kevin Kiesler presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "Assessment of the Plex-ID ESI-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Base Composition Profiling of the Mitochondrial DNA Control Region"

 

Erica Butts presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "ABI 3500 Validation Issues"

 

John Butler presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "State of the Y-Chromosome: Y-STRs and PPY23"

 

John Butler presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "Addressing Concerns on CODIS Core Loci Expansion"

 

Pete Vallone presentation at FBI Laboratory seminar (Quantico, VA), May 24, 2012, "Direct PCR Amplification of STR Loci: Protocols and Performance"

 

John Butler presentation at MARM 2012 (Baltimore, MD), June 1, 2012, "Forensic DNA Analysis"

 

John Butler presentation at MARM 2012 (Baltimore, MD), June 2, 2012, "Teaching Forensic DNA Analysis"

 

Pete Vallone presentation at 7th Annual Sequencing, Finishing, and Analysis in the Future Meeting (Santa Fe, NM), June 5, 2012, "Forensic DNA Standards for Next Generation Sequencing Platforms" [.pdf]

 

John Butler workshop at Criminal Investigation Bureau Forensic Science Center (Taipei, Taiwan), June 6-7, 2012: [Introduction] [SWGDAM Guidelines] [Mixture Interpretation] [Lineage Markers] [CE & Troubleshooting] [Future of Forensic DNA]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at 7th Annual Sequencing, Finishing, and Analysis in the Future Meeting (Santa Fe, NM), June 8, 2012, "Forensic DNA Standards for Next Generation Sequencing Platforms" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline presentation at NIJ Conference (Crystal City, VA), June 19, 2012, "The NIST/NIJ Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation: Best Practice Handbook in Progress" [.pdf]

 

John Butler poster at NIJ Conference (Crystal City, VA), June 19, 2012, "NIJ-funded Research in Forensic DNA at the National Institute of Standards and Technology" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble and John Butler workshop presentations for NIJ Conference DNA Mixture Workshop (Crystal City, VA), June 20, 2012: [Statistical Analysis] [What We Have Learned]

 

John Butler presentation at New Jersey 5th Annual CODIS Conference (Hamilton, NJ), June 21, 2012, "The Future of Forensic DNA"

 

Mike Coble and Becky Hill workshop for The Copenhagen Forensic Genetic Summer School (Copenhagen, Denmark), June 27-28, 2012, "Advanced Topics in STR DNA Analysis"

 

Pete Vallone presentation at Green Mountain DNA Conference (Burlington, VT), August 3, 2012, "Development of Protocols for Rapid Amplification of STR Typing Kits: The Use of 'Non-Standard' Thermal Cyclers" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at Forensic Science Training for Capital Prosecutors: Advanced Issues (Atlanta, GA), August 27, 2012, "Forensic DNA"

 

Mike Coble presentation to Washington State Patrol Continuing Education (Seattle, WA), September 13, 2012, "Probabilistic Methods for Complex Mixtures"

 

Becky Hill presentation at Bode Technology First Annual Advanced DNA Technology Mid-Atlantic Workshop (Charlottesville, VA), September 19, 2012, "Variability of Y-STR Marker Sets in the NIST 1036 U.S. Population Samples" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the Biometrics Consortium Conference (Tampa, FL), September 19, 2012, "Performance Testing of Rapid DNA Instrumentation"

 

Becky Hill presentation at Bode Technology First Annual Advanced DNA Technology Mid-Atlantic Workshop (Charlottesville, VA), September 20, 2012, "Characterization of Additional STR Loci Beyond the 13 CODIS Loci" [.pdf]

 

John Butler and Mike Coble presentation at Promega's Y-STR Analysis Seminar (Milwaukee, WI), September 24, 2012, "Variability of Y-STR Marker Sets in the NIST 1036 U.S. Population Samples" [.pdf]

 

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]

 

John Butler and Mike Coble workshop presentations at the 23rd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) meeting (Nashville, TN), October 15, 2012, "Mixtures Using SOUND Statistics, Interpretation and Conclusions"  [link to STRBase mixture section]; links to specific presentations: [Overview] [Statistics] [Probabilistic Genotyping] [Future]

 

Erica Butts poster at the 23rd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) meeting (Nashville, TN), October 16-17, 2012, "Rapid DNA testing approaches for reference samples" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill poster at the 23rd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) meeting (Nashville, TN), October 16-17, 2012, "Population Statistics on the Proposed Expanded U.S. Core Loci" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble poster at the 23rd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) meeting (Nashville, TN), October 16-17, 2012, "An Evaluation of Additional Y-STR Loci in the PowerPlex Y23 Kit" [.pdf]

 

Slides provided by John Butler to the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Brussels, Belgium), October 31, 2012, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the California Association of Criminalists fall meeting (San Jose, CA), November 6, 2012, "Exploring the Capabilities of Mixture Interpretation using TrueAllele Software" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the California Association of Criminalists fall meeting (San Jose, CA), November 6, 2012, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the 2012 International Symposium on Forensic DNA in Law (Seoul, South Korea), November 7, 2012, "The Future of Forensic DNA" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the 18th Annual National CODIS Conference (Norman, OK), November 14, 2012, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

Forensics-@-NIST 2012 Webcast (Gaithersburg, MD), November 28, 2012: http://www.nist.gov/oles/forensics/nist-forensics-2011-webcast.cfm

Top Ten Reasons You May Have Decided to Attend Forensics@NIST 2012

John Butler: Overview of DNA Programs at NIST

Margaret Kline: Stability Studies for DNA in Bloodstains and as Extracted Material

Erica Butts: Exploring DNA Extraction Efficiency

David Ross: DRAGEN (Direct Rapid Analysis Generating Extracted Nucleotides)

Ross Haynes: Digital PCR and Quantitation

Becky Hill: STR Loci and Multiplex Kits

John Butler: STRBase and Information Resources on Forensic DNA

Mike Coble: Mixture Interpretation

Kevin Kiesler: Alternative Methods for Human Identification: Mitochondrial DNA Base Composition Profiling by ESI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

Pete Vallone: Rapid Forensic DNA Typing: Protocols and Instrumentation

 

2011

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 12, 2011, "ABI 31xx Retirement and ABI 3500 Studies"

Kristen Lewis O'Connor presentation at USCIS Working Group on DNA Policy (Washington, DC), January 25, 2011, "Interpretation of DNA Typing Results for Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Lab Automation 2011 (Palm Springs, CA), February 2, 2011, "Lab Automation: A Necessary Part of the Future of Forensic DNA Testing"

 

Becky Hill webinar presentation, February 3, 2011, "The Highly Polymorphic Locus SE33: History, Characteristics, Concordance, and Population Variation" [.pdf]

 

Peter Vallone and Kristen O'Connor presentation at In-Q-Tel Technology Focus Day (Arlington, VA), February 9, 2011, "The Use of SNPs and Non-CODIS Genetic Markers: Beyond Identification" [.pdf]

 

John Butler and Mike Coble workshop presentations at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Chicago, IL), February 22, 2011, "DNA Mixture Analysis: Principles and Practice of Mixture Interpretation and Statistical Analysis Using the SWGDAM STR Interpretation Guidelines" [workshop page]

 

John Butler presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Chicago, IL), February 24, 2011, "Impact of Additional STR Loci on Random Match Probability Calculations and Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Chicago, IL), February 25, 2011, "Concordance Testing Comparing STR Multiplex Kits with a Standard Data Set" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble workshop presentation at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (Largo, FL), March 15-17, 2011, DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop: "Current SWGDAM Guidelines"

 

Mike Coble workshop presentation at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (Largo, FL), March 15-17, 2011, DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop: "Design and Execution of Validation Studies for Establishing DNA Mixture Interpretation Procedures"

 

Mike Coble workshop presentation at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (Largo, FL), March 15-17, 2011, DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop: "Modified Procedures to Increase Sensitivity and the Impact on Mixture Interpretation Procedures"

 

John Butler workshop at Indiana State Police (Indianapolis, IN), March 28, 2011, "Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis & Interpretation" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation for prosecutors and law enforcement officers at Evansville Police Department (Evansville, IN), March 29, 2011, "Addressing Questions Regarding Forensic DNA Typing"

 

John Butler presentation and public lecture for Inaugural Marlene V. Shaw Annual Biology Lecture at the Southern Indiana University (Evansville, IN), March 29, 2011, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

 

John Butler presentation for a genetics class at the Southern Indiana University (Evansville, IN), March 30, 2011, "Genetics and Statistical Calculations for STR Typing"

 

Becky Hill presentation at Towson University (Towson, MD), April 6, 2011, "The Impact of Additional STR Loci and Concordance Testing Comparing STR Multiplex Kits"

 

John Butler presentation at European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Brussels, Belgium), April 6, 2011, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Brussels, Belgium), April 6, 2011, "Reassessment of Linkage Disequilibrium Studies with D12S391 and vWA" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at Wootton High School Forensic Science Club (Rockville, MD), April 7, 2011, "The Identification of Human Remains Using Haploid Markers"

 

Mike Coble presentation at Pennsylvania State University Forensic Science Graduate Students (State College, PA), April 8, 2011, "NIST Update"

 

John Butler presentation at European Network of Forensic Science Institutes  (ENFSI) meeting (Brussels, Belgium), April 8, 2011, "SWGDAM Update"

 

John Butler presentation at European Network of Forensic Science Institutes  (ENFSI) meeting (Brussels, Belgium), April 8, 2011, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at Maryland Mixture Workshop (Baltimore, MD), April 12, 2011, "Foundations for Mixture Interpretation: ISFG and SWGDAM" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at Boston University School of Medicine (Boston, MA), April 19, 2011, "DNA Databases: Uses and Issues" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), April 25, 2011, "DNA Databases: Uses and Issues" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentations for mixture workshop at Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (Palm Beach, FL), April 26-27, 2011, "SWGDAM Guidelines and Mixture Literature", "Statistics" and "Case Example #3 and Software Survey"

 

John Butler presentation at NIST Take Your Child to Work Day (Gaithersburg, MD), April 28, 2011, "Human Identification Using DNA"

 

Mike Coble presentations for mixture workshop at Harris County Medical Examiner's Office (Houston, TX), May 9-10, 2011, "SWGDAM Guidelines and Mixture Literature", "Statistics" and "Case Example #3 and Software Survey"

 

John Butler presentations for mixture workshop at Michigan State Police DNA Laboratory (Lansing, MI), May 16-17, 2011, "SWGDAM Guidelines and Mixture Literature", "Statistics" and "Case Example #3 and Software Survey"

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) meeting (Virginia Beach, VA), May 26, 2011, "Direct PCR Amplification of STR Loci: Protocols and Performance" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the NIH Mitochondrial Molecular Biology and Pathology Workshop (Bethesda, MD), May 26, 2011, "Mitochondrial DNA SNPs in Evolution and Forensic Analysis"

 

Erica Butts presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) meeting (Virginia Beach, VA), May 27, 2011, "NIST Validation Studies on the ABI 3500 Genetic Analyzer" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentations for mixture workshop at Mesa Arizona Police Department (Mesa, AZ), June 6-7, 2011, "SWGDAM Guidelines and Mixture Literature", "Statistics" and "Case Example #3 and Software Survey"

 

Mike Coble presentation for the NIST “Visit with a Scientist Series” (Gaithersburg, MD), June 15, 2011, "Beyond CSI: Forensic DNA Research at NIST"

 

John Butler presentation at the NIJ Conference (Crystal City, VA), June 21, 2011, "WTC Kinship and Data Analysis Panel (KADAP) and DNA Technology Innovations" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the NIJ Conference (Crystal City, VA), June 21, 2011, "NIST Efforts and Future Perspectives with Y-Chromosome Markers" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline presentation at the NIJ Conference (Crystal City, VA), June 22, 2011, "The Results of the NIST Quantitation Study 2004 and How It Led to the Production of SRM 2372 Human Quantitation Standard" [.pdf]

 

Erica Butts presentation at the Applied Biosystems HID University (Atlanta, GA), July 12, 2011, "NIST Validation Studies on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 13, 2011, "Status Update on ABI 3500 Open Letter" [.pdf]

 

Kristen O'Connor presentation at Eighth International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics (Seattle, WA), July 20, 2011, "Familial Searching of Forensic DNA Databases" [.pdf]

 

Erica Butts presentation at the Applied Biosystems HID University (Washington, DC), August 2, 2011, "NIST Validation Studies on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer"

 

Mike Coble workshop to Honolulu Police Department (Honolulu, Hawaii), August 1-3, 2011, "DNA Mixture Interpretation"

 

John Butler workshop at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 30, 2011, "Fundamentals of Capillary Electrophoresis" [.pdf]

 

John Butler poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "SE33 Variant Alleles: Sequences and Implications" [.pdf]

 

Manuel Fondevila poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "Forensic Performance of Insertion-Deletion Marker Systems" [.pdf] [bins & panels for DIPplex] [bins & panels for HID-38plex]

 

Manuel Fondevila poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "Characterization of U.S. Population Samples Using a 34plex Ancestry Informative SNP Multiplex" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "Concordance Testing Comparing STR Multiplex Kits with a Standard Data Set" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "The New Standard Reference Material 2391c: PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard" [.pdf]

 

Kristen O'Connor poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "Effect of Linkage between vWA and D12S391 in Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31-September 2, 2011, "Direct PCR Amplification of STR Loci: Protocols and Performance" [.pdf]

 

Erica Butts presentation at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), August 31, 2011, "Validation Studies on the Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), September 2, 2011, "Direct PCR with PowerPlex 18D: Performance and Concordance" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), September 2, 2011, "SE33 and PowerPlex ESI 17 Pro Kit: Concordance Results with NIST U.S. Population Samples" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Vienna, Austria), September 3, 2011, "Exploring the Capabilities of Mixture Interpretation Using TrueAllele Software" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University (Innsbruck, Austria), September 5, 2011, "STRBase, Textbooks, and NIST Research Efforts: Developing Tools to Aid the Forensic DNA Community" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University (Innsbruck, Austria), September 5, 2011, "Concordance Testing Comparing STR Multiplex Kits with a Standard Data Set" [.pdf]

 

Erica Butts presentation at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University (Innsbruck, Austria), September 5, 2011, "NIST Validation Studies on the ABI 3500 Genetic Analyzer" [.pdf]

 

Mike Coble presentation at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University (Innsbruck, Austria), September 5, 2011, "Resolving Challenging Mixtures using Probabilistic Models of Interpretation" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University (Innsbruck, Austria), September 5, 2011, "Rapid PCR Protocols" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill presentation at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), September 21, 2011, "Forensic DNA Research at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology" [.pdf]

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the Biometric Consortium Conference (Tampa, FL), September 27, 2011, “DNA as a Biometric”

 

Pete Vallone presentation at the Biometric Consortium Conference (Tampa, FL), September 28, 2011, “Testing of Rapid DNA Systems”

 

Mike Coble presentation at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification HITA/AABB workshop (National Harbor, MD), October 2, 2011, "Background and Introduction to Animal DNA Testing"

 

John Butler and Mike Coble workshop at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 3, 2011, "Mixture Interpretation: Using Scientific Analysis" [link to STRBase mixture section]

 

Pete Vallone workshop at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 3, 2011, "Microfluidic Systems for Forensic DNA Analysis"

 

Kristen O'Connor presentation for Familial Searching Workshop held at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 3, 2011, "Introduction to Familial Searching" [.pdf]

 

John Butler poster at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 4-5, 2011, "Characteristics of 24 Commonly Used Autosomal STR Loci and U.S. Population Data with the Recently Announced Expanded CODIS Core Loci" [.pdf]

 

Margaret Kline poster at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 4-5, 2011, "Examination of DNA Mixture Proportion Variability Using Multiple STR Typing Kits and NIST Standard Reference Material 2391c Component D" [.pdf]

 

Erica Butts poster at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 4-5, 2011, "Validation of PowerPlex 16 HS in Comparison to Identifiler Plus on the Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill poster at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 4-5, 2011, "Concordance Testing Comparing STR Multiplex Kits with a Standard Data Set" [.pdf]

 

Manuel Fondevila presentation at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 5, 2011, "Forensic Performance of Short Amplicon Insertion-Deletion (InDel) Markers" [.pdf]

 

John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 6, 2011, "Troubleshooting Laboratory Problems"

 

Erica Butts presentation at the Technical Leaders Workshop at the 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification (National Harbor, MD), October 6, 2011, "NIST Validation Studies on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer" [.pdf]

 

Becky Hill webinar presentation, October 12, 2011, "SE33 and PowerPlex ESI 17 Pro Kit: Concordance Results with NIST U.S. Population Samples" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the California Association of Criminalists fall meeting DNA workshop (Sacramento, CA), October 25, 2011, "NIST Update: On-Going Research Projects from a Highly Productive Group" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the California Association of Criminalists fall meeting DNA workshop (Sacramento, CA), October 25, 2011, "Challenges with Low-Level DNA and Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at Utah Valley University (Orem, UT), November 9, 2011, "Forensic DNA and DNA Databases: An Introduction to the Uses and Issues of DNA Typing" [video available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhqEEAl-g34]

 

John Butler presentation at Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), November 10, 2011, "CSI Visits the Y: The Latest in Forensic DNA Technology"

 

Becky Hill presentation at Penn State University (University Park, PA), November 14, 2011, "Forensic DNA Research at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the 17th Annual National CODIS Conference (Jacksonville, FL), November 14, 2011, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

 

John Butler presentation at the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science (Linköping, Sweden), November 23, 2011, "NIST Research Projects and Thoughts on the Future of Forensic DNA"

 

John Butler presentation at Lund University (Lund, Sweden), November 24, 2011, "The Future of Forensic DNA"

 

2010

John Butler presentation to SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 12, 2010, "Mixture Committee work on STR Interpretation Guidelines for Discussion"

John Butler presentation to National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) 2010 Biometrics meeting (Arlington, VA), January 21, 2010, "DNA Biometrics: Standards and Technology"

John Butler presentation to Unisys (Reston, VA), January 22, 2010, "Addressing Questions on Forensic DNA"

Peter Vallone presentation to Lockheed Martin (Rockville, MD), January 28, 2010, "The Role of DNA in Kinship Testing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA) 2010 winter meeting (Austin, TX), January 28, 2010, "Using the Scientific Literature to Become a Lifelong Learner and NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at Advances in Forensic DNA Analysis workshop held at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Seattle, WA), February 22, 2010, "DNA as a Potential Biometric Tool" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Seattle, WA), February 25, 2010, "A Comparative Analysis of Low Template (LT) DNA Testing: How Low Can You Go?" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Seattle, WA), February 26, 2010, "Identification of Distant Relatives Using Linked Autosomal STRs" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Bode Technology West Seventh Annual Advanced DNA Technology Workshop (San Diego, CA), March 30, 2010, "A Comparative Analysis of Low Template (LT) DNA Testing" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the Biometrics & Forensics Summit (San Diego, CA), March 30, 2010, "Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the CCQM Workshop on Metrology for Forensic Science - Chemical and Biochemical Analysis (Sevres, France), April 12, 2010, "DNA Analysis: Metrology Needs and NIST Resources for the Forensic Community"

John Butler presentation at the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (The Hague, The Netherlands), April 13, 2010, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) meeting (The Hague, The Netherlands), April 15, 2010, "SWGDAM Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) meeting (The Hague, The Netherlands), April 15, 2010, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis presentation for Lockheed Martin BEACON lecture (Rockville, MD), April 14, 2010, "The Role of DNA in Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis presentation for Towson University Forensic Statistics class (Towson, MD), April 26, 2010, "Statistical Methods for Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) meeting (State College, PA), May 20, 2010, "Lost, Found and Lost Again: The Continuing Mystery of Everett Ruess"

Erica Butts presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) meeting (State College, PA), May 21, 2010, "DNA Extraction Efficiency: is it what you thought?" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Bode Technology East Ninth Annual Advanced DNA Technology Workshop (Amelia Island, FL), May 25, 2010, "A Comparative Analysis of Low Template (LT) DNA Testing"

Mike Coble presentation at the National Institutes of Health Mitochondrial Molecular Biology and Pathology Workshop (Bethesda, MD), May 27,2010, “Mitochondrial DNA SNPs in Evolution and Forensic Analysis”

John Butler presentation at the NIJ Conference (Arlington, VA), June 14, 2010, "SWGDAM Autosomal STR Interpretation Guidelines" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the National Human Genome Research Institute (Bethesda, MD), June 30, 2010, “Forensic DNA Profiling and Human Identification”

John Butler presentation to SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 15, 2010, "NIST Update to SWGDAM" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Green Mountain DNA Conference (Burlington, VT), July 26, 2010, "Low Template (LT) DNA Analysis" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Applied Biosystems HID University meeting (McLean, VA), August 17, 2010, "The NIST Experience with Identifiler Plus" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation for the NIST/NIJ Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation (Scottsdale, AZ), August 17, 2010, "DNA Science Update" [.pdf]

Pete Vallone presentation at the Australian New Zealand Forensic Science Symposium (Sydney, Australia), September 6, 2010, "Development of Protocols for Rapid Amplification of STR Typing Kits" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis O’Connor presentation at the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics meeting (Stockholm, Sweden), September 8, 2010, "Effect of Additional Loci on Likelihood Ratio Values for Complex Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis O’Connor presentation at the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics meeting (Stockholm, Sweden), September 9, 2010, "Statistical Consequences of Linkage Disequilibrium between D12S391 and vWA in U.S. Paternity Samples" [.pdf]

Pete Vallone presentation to the Forensic Science South Australia Institute (Adelaide, Australia), September 13, 2010, "Overview of the Human Identity Projects at NIST" [.pdf]

Erica Butts presentation at the Second Annual Current and Future Advances in Human Identification (Hampton, VA), September 20, 2010, "DNA Extraction Efficiency: Is It What You Thought?" [.pdf]

Slides presented at the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Kiev, Ukraine), September 27, 2010, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Slides presented at the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group meeting (Kiev, Ukraine), September 28, 2010, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis O'Connor presentation at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification HITA/AABB workshop (San Antonio, TX), October 10, 2010, [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification HITA/AABB workshop (San Antonio, TX), October 10, 2010, [.pdf]

John Butler and Mike Coble workshop at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification (San Antonio, TX), October 11, 2010, "Mixture Interpretation: Principles, Protocols, and Practice" [link to STRBase mixture section]

John Butler poster at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification (San Antonio, TX), October 12-14, 2010, "Characterization of Additional STR Loci for Possible U.S. Core Expansion: D12S391, D1S1656, D2S441, D10S1248, D22S1045, and SE33" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis O'Connor poster at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification (San Antonio, TX), October 12-14, 2010, "Candidate Reference Family Data: A Tool for Validating Kinship Analysis Software" [.pdf]

Kristen Lewis O'Connor presentation at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification (San Antonio, TX), October 12, 2010, "Effect of Additional Loci on Likelihood Ratio Values from Complex Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification (San Antonio, TX), October 13, 2010, "The Strange Case of Everett Ruess"

John Butler presentation at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification Technical Leaders meeting (San Antonio, TX), October 14, 2010, "SWGDAM Autosomal STR Interpretation Guidelines" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification Difficult Cases workshop (San Antonio, TX), October 14, 2010, [.pdf

Peter Vallone presentation at NSF Workshop on Fundamental Challenges for Trustworthy Biometrics (Arlington, VA), November 8, 2010, "DNA as a Biometric" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at George Washington University (Washington, DC), November 12, 2010, "DNA as a Biometric" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the 16th National CODIS Conference (Salt Lake City, UT), November 15, 2010, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at Gaithersburg High School Science and Technology Academy - Academy Day (Gaithersburg, MD), November 24, 2010, "Forensic DNA Testing"

John Butler and Margaret Kline presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 6, 2010, "NIST DNA Efforts & SRM Update" [.pdf]

Mike Coble and John Butler presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 6, 2010, "Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]

Dave Duewer and Margaret Kline presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 7, 2010, "DNA Interlab Studies" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 7, 2010, "STRBase and Information Resources" [.pdf]

Becky Hill and Kristen O'Connor presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 7, 2010, "Low-Level DNA and Kinship Analysis" [.pdf]

Becky Hill and John Butler presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 7, 2010, "ABI 3500 Studies" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at the Forensics@NIST Symposium (Gaithersburg, MD), December 8, 2010, "DNA Stability Studies" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the National Research Institute of Police Science (Chiba, Japan), December 14, 2010, "Forensic DNA Research at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology"

Mike Coble presentation for the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (Bethesda, MD), December 14, 2010, "Forensic Science Careers: DNA"

 

2009

Peter Vallone presentation at Lockheed Martin (Gaithersburg, MD), January 7, 2009, "Development of Rapid Multiplex PCR Amplification Techniques" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 14, 2009, "Roundtable Discussion on ISFG Response Letter"

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 DNA Laboratory (Houston, TX), January 27-28, 2009, "Mixture Interpretation and Other Topics"

John Butler presentation to the NIJ-Expert System Testbed (NEST) Advisory group (Denver, CO), February 17, 2009, "NIST Update for NEST" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the 61th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Denver, CO), February 19, 2009, "Forensic DNA: Perspectives on Progress in a Rapidly Growing Field" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC), March 17, 2009, "Briefing to NIJ on NIST DNA Program"

John Butler presentation for the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York (New York City, NY), March 24, 2009, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

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 Gaithersburg High School biology students (Gaithersburg, MD), March 31, 2009, "Forensic DNA Typing"

John Butler presentation to Towson University Forensic Statistics students (Towson, MD), April 8, 2009, "Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline and John Butler presentation to NIST Measurement Services Division (Gaithersburg, MD), April 9, 2009, "DNA Standard Reference Materials: Forensic to Clinical Genetics"

John Butler presentation at the EDNAP meeting (Lisbon, Portugal), April 22, 2009, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the 30th ENFSI DNA WG meeting (Lisbon, Portugal), April 23, 2009, "NIST Concordance Study with Promega Prototype Kits"

John Butler presentation at the 30th ENFSI DNA WG meeting (Lisbon, Portugal), April 24, 2009, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the MAAFS Forensic Biology Workshop (Hunt Valley, MD), May 5, 2009, "LCN Analysis" [.pdf]

Amy Decker presentation at the MAAFS Forensic Biology Workshop (Hunt Valley, MD), May 5, 2009, "Mixtures & Interpretation Software" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at the MAAFS Forensic Biology Workshop (Hunt Valley, MD), May 5, 2009, "Proper Use of Reference Materials" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the MAAFS Forensic Biology Workshop (Hunt Valley, MD), May 5, 2009, "Forensic SNPs"

Amy Decker presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) meeting (Hunt Valley, MD), May 7, 2009, "Y-STRs: Investigations, Mutations, and Standardization" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) meeting (Hunt Valley, MD), May 7, 2009, "Low-Copy Number DNA Analysis" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Promega Corporation (Madison, WI), May 11, 2009, "The Future of Forensic DNA"

John Butler workshop for Wisconsin DNA Crime Lab (Milwaukee, WI), May 12, 2009, DNA Mixture Training [packet]

John Butler workshop for Utah DNA Crime Lab (Salt Lake City, UT), May 13-14, 2009, DNA Training Seminar [packet]

John Butler presentation for Rockville Science Discussion Group (Rockville, MD), May 19, 2009, "Forensic DNA Testing: Beyond CSI" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at National Advocacy Center (Columbia, SC), May 20, 2009, "Addressing Questions Regarding Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at Bode East Meeting (Amelia Island, FL), May 20, 2009, "Sequencing Variant Alleles" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the NIH Family Academic Conference (Bethesda, MD), May 30, 2009, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

John Butler presentation at New York BIO-TWG (New York City, NY), June 3, 2009, "Thoughts on Mixture Interpretation"

John Butler presentation at Bode Technology Group (Lorton, VA), June 10, 2009, "Fundamentals of Capillary Electrophoresis and Troubleshooting Common Laboratory Problems"

Margaret Kline presentation at Bode Technology Group (Lorton, VA), June 10, 2009, "Sequencing Variant Alleles"

John Butler presentation at 12th Biological and Environmental Reference Material (BERM 12) Symposium (Oxford, UK), July 9, 2009, "The Role of Reference Materials to Aid Validation in Forensic and Clinical DNA Analyses"

John Butler presentation at Forensic Science Service (Birmingham, UK), July 10, 2009, "Recent NIST Efforts with Forensic DNA"

John Butler presentation at SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 16, 2009, "NIST Update"

John Butler workshop with Bruce McCord 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]

John Butler workshop with Bruce McCord at Green Mountain DNA Conference (Burlington, VT), July 27, 2009, "Troubleshooting Common Laboratory Problems"

Peter Vallone presentation at the American Chemistry Society Meeting (Washington, DC), August 18, 2009, "New Technology Integration: Benefits of Interlaboratory Testing in DNA Forensics" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Lockheed-Martin (Rockville, MD), August 19, 2009, "The Numbers behind DNA Analysis: How do you get 1 in a trillion from only testing a few hundred people?" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the University of Virginia Department of Chemistry (Charlottesville, VA), August 26, 2009, "Development of Rapid Multiplex PCR Amplification Techniques" [.pdf]

John Butler pre-conference workshop on capillary electrophoresis at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 15, 2009, "Fundamentals of Capillary Electrophoresis" [.pdf]

John Butler and Peter Vallone pre-conference workshop on validation at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 15, 2009, "Everything You Need to Know about Validation" [.pdf]

John Butler poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 16-17, 2009, "The Single Most Polymorphic STR Locus: SE33 Performance in U.S. Populations" [.pdf]

John Butler poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 16-17, 2009, "Concordance Testing with New STR Kits" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 16-17, 2009, "Rapid Amplification of Commercial STR Typing Kits" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 16-17, 2009, "Uses of the NIST 26plex STR Assay for Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation for the Promega Session at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 16, 2009, "Assessing STR Kit Performance: Concordance Studies, Peak Height Ratios, Stutter Quantities and Population Variation with PowerPlex ESX 17 and ESI 17 Systems"

John Butler presentation for the ISFG General Assembly at the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 18, 2009, "Status Update on FSI Genetics"

John Butler presentation for the DNA mixture workshop at the Northwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS) meeting (Ft. Collins, CO), September 22, 2009, "Thoughts on DNA Mixture Interpretation" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation for the DNA mixture workshop at the Northwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS) meeting (Ft. Collins, CO), September 23, 2009, "Mixture Guidelines Under Development"

Peter Vallone presentation at the 2009 Biometric Consortium Conference (Tampa, FL), September 23, 2009, "Overview of Rapid DNA Testing" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the IEEE Third International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (Washington, DC), September 28, 2009, "The Use of Forensic DNA Typing as a Biometric Tool" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation to George Washington University (Washington, DC), October 8, 2009, "Human DNA Quantitation using Real-Time PCR Assays" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 12, 2009, "Validation Workshop" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 14, 2009, "Assessing STR Kit Performance: Concordance Studies, Peak Height Ratios, Stutter Quantities and Population Variation with PowerPlex ESX 17 and ESI 17 Systems"

Peter Vallone poster at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 13-14, 2009, "Rapid Amplification of Commercial STR Typing Kits" [.pdf]

Amy Decker poster at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 13-14, 2009, "Using SRM 2372 Human DNA Quantitation Standard: Are there differences between qPCR assays?" [.pdf]

Becky Hill poster at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 13-14, 2009, "Setting Interpretation Thresholds and Results with Low-Level DNA Analysis" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline poster at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 13-14, 2009, "NIST Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the Human Identity Community: Past, Present, and Future Directions You Can Assist in Making" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 15, 2009, LCN Panel Discussion: "Scientific Issues with Analysis of Low Amounts of DNA" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 15, 2009, Technical Leaders Session: "Low Template (LT) DNA Analysis" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification (Las Vegas, NV), October 15, 2009, Technical Leaders Session: "DNA Mixture Issues"

John Butler presentation to George Washington University (Washington, DC), October 29, 2009, "Mixture Interpretation and Statistics"

John Butler video conference lecture to University of Albany - NERFI (Albany, NY), October 30, 2009, "Addressing Questions on DNA Mixtures and Other Topics"

John Butler presentation to National CODIS Conference (Reston, VA), November 2, 2009, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to National CODIS Conference (Reston, VA), November 2, 2009, Public SWGDAM Meeting: "Mixture Committee Update"

Becky Hill presentation at the Promega STR Forum (Berlin, Germany), November 3, 2009, "Assessing STR Kit Performance: Concordance Studies, Peak Height Ratios, Stutter Quantities and Population Variation with PowerPlex ESX 17 and ESI 17 Systems"

Becky Hill presentation at the Promega STR Forum (Berlin, Germany), November 3, 2009, "Low Template DNA Analysis"

Becky Hill presentation to the CE User's Group (Wilmington, DE), November 12, 2009, "Low Template DNA Analysis"

John Butler presentation at Bowie State University (Bowie, MD), December 1, 2009, "DNA and Human Identity"

John Butler presentation at Iona College (New Rochelle, NY), December 3, 2009, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

 

2008

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 8, 2008, “NIST Update" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at In-Q-Tel (Alexandria, VA), January 22, 2008, "Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone and Margaret Kline workshop at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 18, 2008, Workshop #6 "qPCR: Human DNA Quantification Using Real-Time PCR Assays"

John Butler workshop at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 19, 2008, Workshop #16 "DNA Mixture Interpretation: Principles and Practice in Component Deconvolution and Statistical Analysis"

Angie Dolph poster at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 21, 2008, "The DNA Mixture Conundrum: Sample Variation and Its Effects on Mixture Deconvolution Tools" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 21, 2008, "Development of a New Autosomal STR Multiplex with Additional Loci to Benefit Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

Amy Decker presentation at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 23, 2008, "Y-Filer and Beyond: Mutation Rates and New Loci for Increased Haplotype Resolution" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 23, 2008, "Understanding Null Alleles and STR Allele Mobility Issues through Variant Allele Sequencing" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Washington, DC), February 23, 2008, "Developing Rapid PCR Multiplex Assays with miniSTR Loci" [.pdf]

Amy Decker presentation at The First Annual Technological Advances in Human Identification (Hampton, VA), April 9, 2008, "Y-STRs: Why look at Y's?" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop discussion at the CE User's Group (Ammendale, MD), April 10, 2008, "Mixture Interpretation Discussion" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the Fourth Annual Indigent Criminal Defense: Advanced Skills for the Experienced Practitioner Seminar (Richmond, VA), April 25, 2008, "Forensic DNA 201: Mixture Interpretation and Other Advanced DNA Topics" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop for the Florida Statewide DNA Training (Indian Rocks Beach, FL), May 12-13, 2008, "STRs, CE, and Mixtures" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at Seventh Annual Advanced DNA Technical Workshop-"Bode East" (Captiva Island, FL), May 20, 2008, "NIST Update: Projects that the Human Identity Team are Working on" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva, Switzerland), May 27, 2008, "Points for Consideration with DNA Human Remains Identification Work"

Becky Hill poster at DNA in Forensics 2008 (Ancona, Italy), May 28, 2008, "A New 26plex: Development of a New Autosomal STR 26plex to Address Challenges in Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at DNA in Forensics 2008 (Ancona, Italy), May 29, 2008, "Informativity of Ancestry-Sensitive Markers from Autosomes, Y-chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA in U.S. Populations" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the Fifth Annual Forensic DNA Technology Workshop co-sponsored by the Centre of Forensic Sciences and Promega (Toronto, Canada), June 10, 2008, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the Fifth Annual Forensic DNA Technology Workshop co-sponsored by the Centre of Forensic Sciences and Promega (Toronto, Canada), June 11, 2008, "New Autosomal STR Loci to Address Challenges in Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at The MITRE Corporation's Science and Technology Expert Partnership meeting on Biometrics and Related Technologies (McLean, VA), June 24, 2008, "DNA and Biometrics" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 17, 2008, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at The NIJ Conference (Crystal City, VA), July 22, 2008, "NIST Resources for the Forensic DNA Community" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the Virginia DFS Science Advisory Committee (Richmond, VA), August 5, 2008, "Y-STR Data Interpretation" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the First Green Mountain DNA Conference (Burlington, VT), August 6, 2008, "Developing a Rapid Multiplex PCR Amplification Protocol" [.pdf]

John Butler webinar for Legal Medical Service in Santiago, Chile (Gaithersburg, MD), August 26, 2008, "Validation" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (Geel, Belgium), September 4, 2008, "NIST Standards for Genetic Testing" [.pdf]

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 presentation to the Maryland Association of Court Interpreters and Translators (Beltsville, MD), October 11, 2008, "Forensic DNA Basics"; Helpful Resources on Forensic DNA Testing (websites and glossary)

Amy Decker poster at 19th International Symposium on Human Identification (Hollywood, CA), October 14-15, 2006, "Determining Contributor Profiles from DNA Mixtures of Varying Ratios" [.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]

Peter Vallone seminar at Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD), October 24, 2008, "Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the 14th National CODIS Conference (Crystal City, VA), November 10, 2008, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler mini-workshop for the NDIS Administrators at the 14th National CODIS Conference (Crystal City, VA), November 11, 2008, "DNA Mixture Mini-Workshop"

John Butler keynote address at the NIH Family Academic Conference (Bethesda, MD), November 15, 2008, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

John Butler presentation to the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS) (Washington, D.C.), December 1, 2008, "NIST Standards for Genetic Testing: Past, Present, and Future" [.pdf] - see also http://oba.od.nih.gov/oba/SACGHS/meetings/December2008/Butler.pdf

Amy Decker presentation to CE User's Group (Pikesville, MD), December 5, 2008, "DNA Mixture Interpretation Software"

John Butler and Peter Vallone presentation to the DoD (Arlington, VA), December 12, 2008, "DNA Biometrics"

 

 

2007

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 10, 2007, “Mixture Interpretation Issues and Insights” [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 11, 2007, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (San Antonio, TX), February 22, 2007, "SRM 2372: How the Human DNA Quantitation Standard was Characterized at NIST and How it Can be Used to Calibrate qPCR Measurements in Your Laboratory"

Peter Vallone presentation at 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (San Antonio, TX), February 23, 2007, "Forensic Application of the Affymetrix Human Mitochondrial Resequencing Array"

John Butler seminar at California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory (Richmond, CA), March 7, 2007, "Y-STRs: Markers, Mutations, and More" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory (Richmond, CA), March 7, 2007, "What the NIST Human Identity Project Team Does in its Spare Time: An Update on Research Projects"

John Butler seminar for UC Davis Forensic Science Graduate Program (Davis, CA), March 7, 2007, "Human Identification Using DNA Analysis: Past, Present, and Future"

John Butler seminar for University of Arizona Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics (Tucson, AZ), March 8, 2007, "Forensic Genetics: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Human Identity Testing"

John Butler seminar for University of Arizona Genetics Public Education Seminar Series (Tucson, AZ), March 8, 2007, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

John Butler workshop for Virginia Department of Forensic Science DNA Analyst Training (Stafford, VA), March 14, 2007, "Capillary Electrophoresis Fundamentals" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to Gaithersburg High School biology students (Gaithersburg, MD), March 30, 2007, "Forensic DNA Typing"

John Butler workshop for Houston DNA Training Workshop  (Houston, TX), April 3-4, 2007, "Topics and Techniques for Forensic DNA Analysis" [CE Fundamentals] [STR Artifacts] [CE Troubleshooting] [Mixture Interpretation] [More Mixtures] [qPCR and Low-Copy Number DNA Testing] [miniSTRs]

John Butler presentation at NIJ Applied Technology Conference (Orange County Hyatt, CA), April 5, 2007, "NIST Human Identity Project Team" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at Fourth Annual Advanced DNA Technical Workshop (Bode) West (San Diego, CA), April 10, 2007, "Expert Systems -- FSS-i3"

Becky Hill presentation at Fourth Annual Advanced DNA Technical Workshop (Bode) West (San Diego, CA), April 11, 2007, "Characterization of Additional Loci to Benefit Human Identity Testing"

John Butler presentation at the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Kraków, Poland), April 17, 2007, "NIST Human Identity Team Projects" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at at the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) meeting (Kraków, Poland), April 17, 2007, "SWGDAM Update"

John Butler presentation at the 26th ENFSI DNA Working Group meeting (Kraków, Poland), April 19, 2007, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Institute of Forensic Research's Seminar of Forensic Genetics (Kraków, Poland), April 20, 2007, "Application of New Technologies in Forensic Genetics' [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Montgomery County High School Science Inquiry Conference (Rockville, MD), April 24, 2007, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

Peter Vallone seminar at University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI), April 27, 2007, "Advances in the Field of Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at the National District Attorneys Association Training at the Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center (Columbia, SC), May 2, 2007, "Emerging Issues: Points for Consideration in the Future of Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentations for the DNA and the Law seminar (Frankenmuth, MI), May 4, 2007, "DNA Overview" [.pdf] and "Other DNA Applications" [.pdf]

Amy Decker presentation at Fourth Annual Advanced DNA Technical Workshop (Bode) East (Captiva Island, FL), May 21, 2007, "Expert Systems--FSS-i3"

Amy Decker presentation at Fourth Annual Advanced DNA Technical Workshop (Bode) East (Captiva Island, FL), May 22, 2007, "Characterization of Additional Loci to Benefit Human Identity Testing"

Becky Hill presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists annual meeting (Washington, DC), May 24, 2007, "An Evaluation of CODIS and non-CODIS miniSTR Loci" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists annual meeting (Washington, DC), May 24, 2007, "Forensic Application of the Affymetrix Human Mitochondrial Resequencing Array"

Margaret Kline presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists annual meeting (Washington, DC), May 25, 2007, "SRM 2372: How the Human DNA Quantitation Standard was Characterized at NIST and How It Can Be Used in Your Laboratory" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop for Pennsylvania State Police DNA Lab (Greensburg, PA), June 5, 2007 "Validation Workshop and Other Topics" [Validation] [qPCR and LCN Issues]

Peter Vallone presentation at SoGAT XX meeting (Warsaw, Poland), June 12, 2007 "Developing Multiplex PCR Assays for Human Identity Testing - Is There Overlap with Pathogen Screening?"

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Manassas, VA), July 19, 2007, "NIST Update"

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Manassas, VA), July 19, 2007, "Report on Recent EDNAP and ENFSI DNA WG Meetings"

Team presentation at the NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Crystal City, VA), July 24, 2007, "NIJ Funded Projects at NIST" [SRM 2372 poster] [STRBase poster] [New loci poster]

Becky Hill presentation at Promega Technology Tour (Cupertino, CA), August 7, 2007, "Multiplexes, MiniSTRs, and Mixtures:  Uses for the FSS-i3 Software at NIST" [.pdf]

Becky Hill invited presentation at Promega Technology Tour (Indianapolis, IN), August 14, 2007, "Multiplexes, MiniSTRs, and Mixtures:  Uses for the FSS-i3 Software at NIST" [.pdf]

Becky Hill invited presentation at Promega Technology Tour (St. Louis, MO), August 16, 2007, "Multiplexes, MiniSTRs, and Mixtures:  Uses for the FSS-i3 Software at NIST" [.pdf]

John Butler pre-conference workshop at International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting  (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 20, 2007, "Capillary Electrophoresis: Fundamentals and Troubleshooting" [.pdf]

John Butler pre-conference workshop at International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting  (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 21, 2007, "Validation and Implementation of New Technologies" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting  (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 22, 2007, "New Autosomal and Y-Chromosome STR Loci" [.pdf]

John Butler poster at International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting  (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 22-24, 2007, "New Resources for the Forensic Genetics Community Available on the NIST STRBase Website" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone poster at International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) meeting  (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 22-24, 2007, "Development and Usage of a NIST Standard Reference Material for Real-Time PCR Quantitation of Human DNA" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop at Southern Association of Forensic Scientists (SAFS) meeting (Atlanta, GA), September 11, 2007, "Mixture Interpretation Workshop"

John Butler poster at 18th International Symposium on Human Identification (Hollywood, CA), October 2-3, 2007, "STRBase: 10 Years and Beyond--New Internet Resources for the Human Identity Testing Community" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at 18th International Symposium on Human Identification (Hollywood, CA), October 4, 2007, "New Autosomal and Y-Chromosome STR Loci: Characterization and Potential Uses" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop at 18th International Symposium on Human Identification (Hollywood, CA), October 4, 2007, "Validation: What Is It, Why Does It Matter, and How Should It Be Done?" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at 4th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy (Houston, TX), October 20, 2007, "Nomenclature Issues and the Y-Chromosome" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone and John Butler presentation at FBI Laboratory DNA Unit I (Quantico, VA), October 24, 2007, "NIST Update and Other Topics"

Peter Vallone talk at 12th National CODIS Conference (San Francisco, CA), October 30, 2007, "NIST Update and Other Topics" [.pdf]

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]

John Butler talk at Biometric Sample Quality Workshop II (Gaithersburg, MD), November 7, 2007, "DNA Quality in the Context of Biometrics" [.pdf]

 

2006

John Butler presentation at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), January 11, 2006, “Low-Copy Number DNA and DNA Quantitation

Peter Vallone seminar for guest lecture series with the Science and Engineering Alliance at Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA), January 18, 2006 "Forensic DNA Typing: The Application of Nucleic Acid Based Technology to Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Applied Technologies & Partnerships Conference (Hilton Head, SC), February 1, 2006, "Standards, Validation, and Evaluation Studies to Aid the Forensic DNA Community" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone and Mike Coble seminar to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA), February 17, 2006, "Potential Application of Forensic DNA Testing Methods to Cancer Diagnostics" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop with Bruce McCord at 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 20, 2006, "Advanced Topics in STR DNA Analysis" [STR Biology, Markers, and Methods] [Capillary Electrophoresis Instrumentation: Theory and Application] [Validation Aspects to Consider in Bringing a New STR Kit "On-Line"] [CE Troubleshooting] [STR Mixture Interpretation] [DNA Quantitation with Real-time qPCR and Low Copy Number Issues] [Y-STRs and mtDNA]

Amy Decker poster at 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 23, 2006, "Examination of Additional Y-STR Loci for Increased Resolution of Common Haplotypes" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 23, 2006, "Examining Candidate DNA Quantitation Standards with Real-Time Quantitative PCR Assays" [.pdf]

Becky Hill poster at 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 24, 2006, "Development of 27 New miniSTR Loci for Improved Analysis of Degraded DNA Samples" [.pdf]

Mike Coble poster at 58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 24, 2006, "An Evaluation of Mitochondrial DNA Variation: From Linear Arrays to Whole Genome Sequencing" [.pdf]

Mike Coble on-line presentation for the Forensic E-symposium (http://www.forensic.e-symposium.com/humid/), February 28, 2006, "miniSTR's for low copy number and degraded DNA" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at PITTCON workshop on Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for Environmental, Food, Metal, Fossil Fuel, and Forensic DNA Analysis, March 12, 2006, "Forensic DNA Standard Reference Materials" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the National Forensic Science Technology Center Mitochondrial DNA Workshop (Largo, FL), March 13, 2006, "Introduction to Mitochondrial DNA Analysis" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the National Forensic Science Technology Center Mitochondrial DNA Workshop (Largo, FL), March 14, 2006, "mtDNA Coding Region and Haplogroups" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Expert Systems Workshop held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Present and Future Technological Advances in Human Identification Conference (Roanoke, VA), March 27, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 software" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at the 2nd Annual Present and Future Technological Advances in Human Identification Conference (Roanoke, VA), March 29, 2006, "NIST Update" [.pdf]

John Butler plenary presentation at the ANZFSS 18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences: Classroom to Courtroom (Freemantle, Australia), April 4, 2006, "Human Identification Using DNA Analysis: Past, Present, and Future" [.pdf]

John Butler keynote presentation at the ANZFSS 18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences: Classroom to Courtroom (Freemantle, Australia), April 4, 2006, "STRs vs. SNPs: Thoughts on the Future of Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

Mike Coble farewell presentation to the NIST Biochemical Science Division (Gaithersburg, MD), April 13, 2006, "Development, characterization and performance of new miniSTR loci for typing degraded samples"

John Butler seminar for the University of Virginia Department of Chemistry (Charlottesville, VA), April 14, 2006, "Analytical Detective Work and the Chemistry Behind Forensic DNA Typing"

John Butler talk to the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society (Charlottesville, VA), April 14, 2006, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

John Butler seminar for the Towson University Department of Chemistry (Towson, MD), April 25, 2006, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

John Butler workshop with Bruce McCord to NERFI DNA Academy II and Massachusetts State Police (Sudbury, MA), April 27-28, 2006 [STR Analysis] [Capillary Electrophoresis] [Validation] [Mixtures] [LCN Testing] [Troubleshooting]

John Butler presentation at the Low Copy Number Forensic DNA Workshop sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (Richmond, VA), May 3, 2006, "Introduction to Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA Testing Issues" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (Richmond, VA), May 4, 2006, "Development, characterization and performance of new miniSTR loci for typing degraded samples" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at the Tenth International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Reference Materials (BERM 10) meeting (Charleston, SC), May 4, 2006, "Providing SRMs for the rapidly evolving forensic DNA and human identity testing communities" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation for Validation Workshop at Applied Biosystem's HID University/Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology seminar series (Albany, NY), May 10, 2006, "Validation Workshop" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at the Applied Biosystem's HID University/Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology seminar series (Washington, DC), May 16, 2006, "ABI 3130xl Upgrade Validation Experiments Performed at NIST" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop to New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner Forensic Biology section (New York City, NY), June 6, 2006 [General Introduction to DNA, PCR, and STRs] [Capillary Electrophoresis and ABI 3100] [Real-time qPCR DNA Quantitation and Low-Copy Number DNA Issues] [Mixture Interpretation] [Validation Studies] [Y-STRs and mtDNA]

Amy Decker presentation for Promega Technology Tour (Fairfax, VA), June 13, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation for Promega Technology Tour (Austin, TX), June 13, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

Amy Decker presentation for Promega Technology Tour (Hartford, CT), June 15, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation for Promega Technology Tour (Chicago, IL), June 15, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation for Promega Technology Tour (Anaheim, CA), June 20, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

Amy Decker presentation for Promega Technology Tour (Phoenix, AZ), June 22, 2006, "NIST Experience with FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline presentation at the NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Crystal City, VA), June 26, 2006, "Progress Toward SRM 2372: Human DNA Quantitation" [.pdf]

Mike Coble presentation at the NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Crystal City, VA), June 26, 2006, "Development, Characterization and Performance of New miniSTR Loci for Typing Degraded Samples (on behalf of NIST)" [.pdf]

Team presentation at the NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Crystal City, VA), June 27, 2006 [PhotoStory - video in Windows Media format] [poster]

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Fredericksburg, VA), July 13, 2006, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at The NIJ Conference session on Improving the Success Rate of the Analysis of Compromised DNA Evidence (Washington, D.C.), July 18, 2006, "CSI: Compromised Sample Improvements" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone qPCR workshop with Cristian Orrego held at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (Largo, FL), July 26-27, 2006 [Introduction] [Quantitation Using PCR] [Instrumentation] [Signals and Probes] Selected Forensic qPCR Assays: [VT Alu SYBR Green and Quantifiler] [CA DOJ nuclear/mtDNA duplex and CA DOJ degradation triplex] [Maintenance, Validation, etc.] [Data Analysis and Troubleshooting] [qPCR Analysis Software for ABI 7000 & 7500]

John Butler training workshop for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension DNA Laboratory (St. Paul, MN), August 7, 2006 [Capillary Electrophoresis and ABI 3100] [CE Troubleshooting] [Expert Systems] [LCN and DNA Quantitation] [STR Mixture Interpretation] [Y-STRs and mtDNA]

John Butler workshop for Segunda Reunión Internacional en Genética Forense (Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico), August 17, 2006 [STR DNA Analysis and Capillary Electrophoresis- English] [Análisis de ADN/STR y Electroforesis Capilar  - Español] - translation by Lilly Moreno (Florida International University)

John Butler presentation to QIAGEN (Germantown, MD), September 22, 2006, "NIST Human Identity Project Team Overview"

Peter Vallone presentation at DNA in Forensics 2006 (Innsbruck, Austria), September 29, 2006, "Forensic Application of the Affymetrix Human Mitochondrial Resequencing Array"

Peter Vallone presentation at DNA in Forensics 2006 (Innsbruck, Austria), September 30, 2006, "Impact of Additional Y-STR Loci on Resolving Common Haplotypes and Closely Related Individuals" [.pdf]

Amy Decker poster at 17th International Symposium on Human Identification (Nashville, TN), October 10-12, 2006, "Evaluation of Additional Y-STR Loci to Resolve Common Haplotypes" [.pdf]

Becky Hill poster at 17th International Symposium on Human Identification (Nashville, TN), October 10-12, 2006, "Characterization of 26 New miniSTR Loci" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline poster at 17th International Symposium on Human Identification (Nashville, TN), October 10-12, 2006, "NIST SRM Updates: Value-added to the Current Materials in SRM 2391b and SRM 2395" [.pdf]

Becky Hill presentation at 17th International Symposium on Human Identification (Nashville, TN), October 11, 2006, "NIST Experience Using v4.1.3 of FSS-i3 Software" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) Workshop on Defense Review of DNA Testing Results (Indianapolis, IN), October 11, 2006, "Addressing STR Data Interpretation Concerns" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at 12th National CODIS Conference (Arlington, VA), October 23, 2006, "Mixture Interpretation: Lessons Learned from the MIX05 Interlaboratory Study" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation at 12th National CODIS Conference (Arlington, VA), October 23, 2006, "The Human Y-Chromosome: Background and Use in Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop with Mike Coble to Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) (Rye Brook, NY), November 1, 2006, "Y-Chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA Analysis" [link to workshop webpage]

John Butler presentation at Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) QIAGEN workshop (Rye Brook, NY), November 2, 2006, "Introduction to LCN (Low-Copy Number)--Implications for DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to the U.S. Army Crime Laboratory (USACIL) DNA section (Forest Park, GA), November 14, 2006, "NIST Human Identity Team Projects" [.pdf]

John Butler workshop for New Jersey State Police DNA Laboratory (Hamilton, NJ), December 5-6, 2006, "Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis" [Introductions] [CE Fundamentals] [CE Troubleshooting] [Mixture Interpretation] [qPCR and Low-Copy Number DNA Testing] [miniSTRs] [Validation Essentials] [Fundamentals of Statistics and Population Genetics] [Mitochondrial DNA] [Y-STRs]

 

2005

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 18, 2005, “NIST Research Update” [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Myriad Genetics (Salt Lake City, UT), February 3, 2005, "Efforts towards Standardization of Validation and Other NIST Research Projects"

John Butler seminar for BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Provo, UT), February 4, 2005, "Forensic DNA Typing: Projects, Perspectives, and Potential"

Mike Coble talk at 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (New Orleans, LA), February 25, 2005, "Genotyping of Nuclear Loci from Telogenic Hair Shafts using mini-STRs" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (New Orleans, LA), February 26, 2005, "Evaluation of SNPs as Tools in Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (New Orleans, LA), February 25, 2005, "Some Interesting Point Mutations and Deletions Found Through STR Allele Sequencing" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at 229th American Chemical Society National Meeting special session on Finding Criminals with Forensic Chemistry (San Diego, CA), March 14, 2005, "Advances in the Biochemistry of DNA Fingerprinting Analysis" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Mini-Symposium: Dry-State Storage of DNA (Frederick, MD), March 29, 2005, "Recovery of DNA from Aged Bloodstains" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk at EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) meeting (Glasgow, Scotland), April 4, 2005, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Present and Future Technological Advances in Human Identification meeting (Charlottesville, VA), April 5, 2005, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk at ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) meeting (Glasgow, Scotland), April 6, 2005, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk for Strathclyde Police DNA Laboratory (Glasgow, Scotland), April 6, 2005, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

John Butler talk for CCQM (Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance) Bioanalysis Working Group (Sèvres, France), April 12, 2005, "DNA Profiling and Quantitation of Human DNA" [.pdf]

David Duewer talk for CCQM (Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance) Workshop on "New Challenges for the Development of Primary or Higher Order Measurement Methods and Procedures for Physiologically-Significant Molecules" (Sèvres, France), April 13, 2005, "Human Genomic Quantitation Based on Chromosome Counting"

John Butler talk for Human Identification E-Symposium (internet broadcast), April 14, 2005, "A Primer on DNA Profiling Using STR Markers" [.pdf] (see http://www.humid.e-symposium.com/speaker-program.php)

Mike Coble talk at NIH Mitochondrial Molecular Biology and Pathology Workshop (Bethesda, MD), April 29, 2005, "Forensic Application of Sequence Variation in the Human mtDNA Genome" [.pdf]

John Butler, Mike Coble, Peter Vallone, and Margaret Kline talk to the FBI Laboratory (Quantico, VA), May 19, 2005, "NIST Projects in Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Bode East Coast Advanced DNA Technology Workshop (Duck Key, FL), May 24, 2005, "Finding Point Mutations, Deletions and New Alleles Through STR Allele Sequencing" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Canadian Forensic DNA Technology Workshop (Toronto, Ontario), June 8, 2005, "State of the Y Chromosome: New Advances and State of the Science for Y Chromosome DNA Testing" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Canadian Forensic DNA Technology Workshop (Toronto, Ontario), June 8, 2005, "Capillary Electrophoresis Instrumentation and STR Kits" [.pdf]

John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop at University of Albany DNA Academy (Albany, NY), June 13-14, 2005 [STR Analysis] [Intro to CE and ABI 310] [Validation and Interlaboratory Studies] [Real-time qPCR and miniSTRs] [Statistics and Higher Throughput Approaches for STR Typing] [Y-Chromosome Analysis] [Troubleshooting CE Systems]

David Duewer and John Butler demonstration and posters at NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Washington, D.C.), June 28, 2005, "Multiplex_QA: An Exploratory Quality Assessment Tool for STR Multiplex Assays" [.pdf] and "New Tools to Aid Work with STR Profile Mixtures: mixSTR and Virtual MixtureMaker" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Washington, D.C.), June 29, 2005, "NIST On-Going Projects to Aid the Human Identity Testing Community" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), June 30, 2005, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to Applied Biosystems (Foster City, CA), July 19, 2005, "NIST On-Going Projects to Aid the Human Identity Testing Community" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators summer meeting (Austin, TX), August 4, 2005, "NIST Projects in Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

John Butler and Robyn Ragsdale validation workshop at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (Largo, FL), August 24-26, 2005 [Introductions] [Validation Overview] [Introduction to DAB Standards] [Developmental Validation] [Inconsistencies in Validation Between Labs] [Internal Validation] [Method Modifications and Performance Checks]

John Butler keynote presentation at the International Society of Forensic Genetics meeting (Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal), September 14, 2005, "Setting Standards and Developing Technology to Aid the Human Identity Testing Community" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk at the International Society of Forensic Genetics meeting (Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal), September 14, 2005, "Characterization and performance of new miniSTR loci for typing degraded samples" [.pdf]

Pete Vallone poster at the International Society of Forensic Genetics meeting (Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal), September 14-16, 2005, "Evaluation of an autosomal SNP 12-plex assay" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Public SWGDAM meeting held in conjunction with 16th International Symposium on Human Identification (Grapevine, TX), September 25, 2003, "NIST Research Update" (not presented due to travel issues from Hurricane Rita but still made available here) [.pdf]

Margaret Kline poster at the 16th International Symposium on Human Identification (Grapevine, TX), September 27-28, 2005, "NIST Mixture Interpretation Interlaboratory Study 2005 (MIX05)" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at the 16th International Symposium on Human Identification (Grapevine, TX), September 29, 2005, "Testing Candidate DNA Quantitation Standards with Several Real-Time Quantitative PCR Methods" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at the Human Identity Trade Association workshop on Accommodating the Demands of Increasing Volume: A Workshop for Public and Private DNA Profiling Laboratories (Grapevine, TX), September 30, 2005, "Standardizing Mixture Interpretation: An Open Discussion" [.pdf]

John Butler presentation to College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), October 13, 2005, "Beyond CSI: Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA"

John Butler talk at 11th National CODIS Conference (Crystal City, VA), November 7, 2005, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline poster at International Environmental Specimen Bank Symposium (Charleston, SC),  November 13-17, 2005, "Effects of Storage Temperature on the Recovery of DNA from Aged-Bloodstains" [.pdf]

 

2004

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 8, 2004, “NIST Research Update” [.pdf]

John Butler talk at NIST as part of Sigma Xi lecture series (Gaithersburg, MD), January 13, 2004, "Technology Developments in Forensic DNA Typing" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at American Academy of Forensic Sciences workshop on Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis (Dallas, TX), February 16, 2004, "SNPs and Strips: Approaches to Rapid Screening of mtDNA Types" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at American Academy of Forensic Sciences workshop on Y-STR Analysis on Forensic Casework (Dallas, TX), February 17, 2004, "Going Beyond the U.S. Haplotype: A Look at Additional Y-STR and Y-SNP Loci in U.S. Populations" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk at 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Dallas, TX), February 20, 2004, "Development of New miniSTR Loci for Improved Analysis of Degraded DNA Samples" [.pdf]

John Butler, Peter Vallone, Margaret Kline, and Mike Coble presentations at National Institute of Justice DNA Program Review (Washington, DC), March 25-26, 2004 and April 1-2, 2004, "Forensic DNA Typing Projects Conducted by NIST Human Identity Testing Project Team in FY2004"

John Butler keynote talk at MEMS Alliance Symposium (Laurel, MD), March 29, 2004, “Technology Developments in Forensic DNA Typing”

Margaret Kline talk at Seventh Annual STR Megaplex Advanced Research and Training Workshop (Virginia Beach, VA), March 29, 2004, "Capillary Electrophoresis 101: the ABI 3100" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Seventh Annual STR Megaplex Advanced Research and Training Workshop (Virginia Beach, VA), March 30, 2004, "Alternatives to Quantification: Real-Time PCR" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) meeting (Nicosia, Cyprus), April 15, 2004, "Forensic DNA Projects at NIST" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) DNA Working Group meeting (Nicosia, Cyprus), April 16, 2004, "Forensic DNA Projects at NIST" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Mitretek Systems' Biometrics Identification Seminar (Falls Church, VA), May 12, 2004, "Forensic DNA Typing and Prospects for Biometrics" [.pdf] [PowerPoint]

John Butler talk at CODIS State Administrators meeting (Quantico, VA), May 25, 2004, "The Future of Forensic DNA Typing: Y-STRs, SNPs, and Real-time PCR" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone poster at CHI Nucleic Acids Based Technologies meeting (McLean, VA), June 21-23, 2004, "AutoDimer: a rapid screening tool for primer dimer and hairpin structures"

Peter Vallone and Margaret Kline talk at NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Washington, DC), June 30, 2004, "New Autosomal Forensic Markers and a Review of the NIST Interlaboratory Quantitation Study" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (Wingate Inn, Stafford, VA), July 12, 2004 "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

John Butler, Peter Vallone, and Michael Coble talk at Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (Rockville, MD), August 3, 2004 "NIST Research Summary for AFDIL" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at the Community and Technical College of Shepherd (Martinsburg, WV), September 28, 2004 "Forensic DNA Identification and Standards Development" [.pdf]

John Butler and Bruce McCord workshop at Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (Mystic, CT), September 29-30, 2004 "Capillary Electrophoresis in DNA Analysis" [STR Analysis][Intro to CE][Data Interpretation][RT-PCR and miniSTRs][Higher Throughput Approaches][Troubleshooting the ABI 310][Additional Topics]

John Butler talk at 15th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), October 6, 2004 "Can the Validation Process in Forensic DNA Typing Be Standardized?" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at 10th CODIS Conference (Crystal City, VA), November 15, 2004 "NIST Update" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk at The International Symposium on the Application of DNA Technologies in Analytical Sciences held at Fooyin University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), November 16, 2004 "Development of new miniSTR loci for improved analysis of degraded DNA samples" [.pdf]

Mike Coble talk at the Taipei Symposium on the Application of mtDNA Technology in Forensic Science held at the Central Police University (Taipei, Taiwan), November 18, 2004 [.pdf]

John Butler talk at IV. International Forensic Y-User Workshop-Haploid DNA markers in forensic genetics (Berlin, Germany), November 20, 2004 "Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA work at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology" [.pdf]

 

2003

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 14, 2003, “Y Chromosome Work at NIST”

Margaret Kline talk at 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Chicago, IL), February 20, 2003, "NIST Mixed Stain Study #3: Does DNA Concentration Measurement Accuracy Matter?"

Peter Vallone talk at George Washington University Department of Biological Sciences (Washington, DC), February 28, 2003, “Development of Multiplexed Assays for Evaluating SNP and STR Forensic Markers [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Rockville Police Academy (Rockville), March 13, 2003, “Introduction to Forensic DNA Typing"

Margaret Kline talk at Sixth Annual Fluorescent STR MegaPlex Technology Workshop (Virginia Beach, VA), March 24, 2003, "Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis 101"

Margaret Kline talk at Sixth Annual Fluorescent STR MegaPlex Technology Workshop (Virginia Beach, VA), March 24, 2003, "Hitachi FMBIO IIe and FMBIO III Comparisons Issues"

John Butler talk at Forensic Applications of Y-Chromosome DNA Typing Symposium (Nashville, TN), May 12, 2003, “NIST Y Chromosome Standards and Multiplex Assays”

Peter Vallone talk at NIST 4th Annual Biotechnology Division Retreat (Shepherdstown, WV), May 15, 2003, “An Allele-Specific Primer Extension Assay for the Detection of 11 SNPs Located in the Mitochondrial Genome” [.pdf]

John Butler talk at BIO2003 meeting (Washington DC), June 23, 2003, “When a Life is in the Balance… Your Standards and Technology Better be Good: Human Identity Testing at NIST”

John Butler talk at NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Washington DC), June 23, 2003, “NIST Y Chromosome Work and Standard Reference Material SRM 2395”

Margaret Kline talk at NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Washington DC), June 23, 2003, “How to Make NIST Traceable Materials" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at NIJ DNA Grantees meeting (Washington DC), June 23, 2003, “Development of Multiplexed SNP Assays from Mitochondrial and Y Chromosome DNA for Human Identity Testing" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), July 17, 2003, “NIST Research Update

Peter Vallone talk to Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) students at NIST (Gaithersburg, MD), July 25, 2003, “Forensic DNA Typing:  Application to Mass Disaster Investigations, Paternity Testing and Human Identification” [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at 2003 NCSL International Workshop and Symposium (Tampa, FL), August 18, 2003, "Biotech SRMs Designed for the Rapidly Evolving Forensic DNA and Human Identity Testing Communities"

John Butler talk at Relative Genetics (Salt Lake City, UT), August 29, 2003, "NIST Developments in Y-Chromosome Analysis" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Myriad Genetics (Salt Lake City, UT), August 29, 2003, "NIST Developments in Y-Chromosome Analysis" [.pdf]

John Butler poster at International Society of Forensic Genetics - 20th International Congress ISFG (Arcachon, France), September 9-13, 2003, "Forensic Value of the Multi-Copy Y-STR Marker DYS464" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at International Society of Forensic Genetics - 20th International Congress ISFG (Arcachon, France), September 12, 2003, "Multiplexed Assays for Evaluation of Y SNP Markers in U.S. Populations" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at Public SWGDAM meeting held in conjunction with 14th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), September 28, 2003, "NIST Research Update" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline poster at 14th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), September 30-October 2, 2003, "Semi-Automation of mtDNA Arrays: Results from 666 Population Samples and Comparisons" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline poster at 14th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), September 30-October 2, 2003, "NIST SRM 2395 and Other Y Chromosome Work" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk for NIST Biotechnology Division Seminar (Gaithersburg, MD), October 16, 2003, "Typing Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Located on the Y Chromosome and in the Mitochondrial Genome" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at the Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Biotechnology (Stockholm, Sweden), November 18, 2003, "Multiplex SNP Assays for the Evaluation of Forensic Markers" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at Uppsala University, Department of Genetics and Pathology (Uppsala, Sweden), November 19, 2003, "A Multiplex Primer Extension Assay for Probing 11 SNPs Located in the Mitochondrial Genome" [.pdf]

 

2002

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 16, 2002, "MiniSTR Development to Aid Testing of Degraded Samples" 

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 16, 2002, "NIST Research Update"

John Butler talk at NCI-Frederick to Cat DNA Advisory Committee (Frederick, MD), January 28, 2002, "Cat STR Multiplex Development"

Peter Vallone talk at Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis: A Community Forum Workshop for American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Atlanta, GA), February 11, 2002, "Analyzing Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Y Chromosome Workshop for American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Atlanta, GA), February 12, 2002, "Recent Developments in Y-Chromosome Analysis of Y-STRs and Y-SNPs"

Margaret Kline talk at American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Atlanta, GA), February 14, 2002 , "Effects of Storage Temperature and Humidity Control on the Recovery of DNA from Aged-Bloodstains" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at 3rd World Trade Center Kinship and Data Analysis Panel-WTC KADAP (Albany, NY), February 22, 2002, "MiniSTR Development to Aid Testing of Degraded DNA Samples" [.pdf]

Margaret Kline talk at 5th Annual STR MegaPlex and Research Technology Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 10-15, 2002, "NIST Mixed Stain Study #3 The 2001 Interlaboratory Challenge Exercise"

Margaret Kline talk at 5th Annual STR MegaPlex and Research Technology Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 10-15, 2002, "Capillary Electrophoresis 101, the ABI 310/3100"  

Margaret Kline talk at 5th Annual STR MegaPlex and Research Technology Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 10-15, 2002, "Recovery of DNA from Aged Bloodstains on Untreated Paper"  

Margaret Kline talk at 5th Annual STR MegaPlex and Research Technology Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 10-15, 2002, "Y-STRs and the International Scene"

John Butler talk at Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists annual meeting (Frederick, MD), April 25, 2002, "New DNA tests for improving analysis of degraded DNA and male-female mixtures"

John Butler talk (Keynote Address for Biological Criminalistics Section) at 16th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (Canberra, Australia), May 13, 2002, "Developing New Technologies in Forensic DNA Typing"

John Butler talk at SNP Workshop for 16th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (Canberra, Australia), May 15, 2002, "Technologies for SNP Typing with Applications in Mitochondrial and Y Chromosome Markers"

John Butler talk at American Chemical Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (Fairfax, VA), May 28, 2002, "Overview, history, and issues with forensic DNA testing"

Richard Schoske talk at American Chemical Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (Fairfax, VA), May 28, 2002, "Y chromosome STR markers and the development of Y STR multiplex PCR assays"

Peter Vallone poster at 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (Orlando, FL), June 2-6, 2002, "Rapid genotyping of Y chromosome SNPs using a UV photocleavable oligonucleotide in MALDI-TOF MS" [.pdf]

John Butler and Margaret Kline talk at National Institute of Justice DNA Grantees Meeting (Washington, DC), June 25, 2002, "Multiplex assay development for mitochondrial and Y chromosome DNA testing"

Gordon Spangler talk at National Institute of Justice DNA Grantees Meeting (Washington, DC), June 25, 2002, "Development of Y SNP Assays for a Multi-Color Fluorescence Detection Platform"  

Peter Vallone talk at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 5th Annual DNA Forensics Meeting (Washington, DC), June 28, 2002, "Multiplexed Assays for Probing Y Chromosome and Mitochondrial Markers" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone talk at NCI-Advanced Technology Center (Gaithersburg, MD), July 10, 2002, "Development of Multiplexed Assays for Typing SNP and STR Forensic Markers" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), July 2002, "NIST Research Update"

John Butler talk at 6th WTC Kinship and Data Analysis Panel (New York City, NY), September 9, 2002, "NIST Concordance Study of Orchid SNP Markers"

John Butler talk at Workshop on the Y Chromosome for 13th International Symposium on Human Identification (Phoenix, AZ), October 9, 2002; “The Human Y Chromosome: A Final Frontier in Human Identity Testing”

Peter Vallone poster at 52nd Annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting (Baltimore, MD), October 2002, "Multiplex Detection of 10 SNPs Located in the Coding Region of the Mitochondrial Genome” [.pdf]

John Butler talk at the 3rd International Forensic Y-User Workshop, Porto, Portugal, November 7, 2002, “NIST Y Chromosome Standards and Multiplex Assays”

 

2001

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 23, 2001, "Update on NIST Activities Regarding Forensic DNA Typing"

John Butler talk at American Type Culture Collection-ATCC (Manassas, VA), February 1, 2001, "Genotyping DNA Samples for Human Identity Testing Purposes"

John Butler talk at 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Seattle, WA), February 22, 2001, "Comparison of Primer Sequences Used in Commercial STR Kits" [.pdf]

John Butler talk at Florida International University Department of Chemistry (Miami, FL), March 9, 2001, "Developing New Technology for Forensic DNA Typing"  

Margaret Kline talk at Marine Genomics Consortium, NIST Charleston Laboratory (Charleston, SC), March 9, 2001, "Overview of the NIST CSTL Biotechnology Division"

Margaret Kline talk at STR Megaplex Advanced Research and Training Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 13, 2001, "NIST Update on SRM Availability and New Projects" 

Margaret Kline talk at STR Megaplex Advanced Research and Training Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 14, 2001, "NIST Update: What Have We Learned about DNA Stability and Quantitiation?"

John Butler talk at Marshall University (Huntington, WV), April 2, 2001, "DNA Typing by Mass Spectrometry"

John Butler and Peter Vallone talk at NIST Centennial Open House (Gaithersburg, MD), May 11, 2001, "Identifying Criminals with DNA"   

Peter Vallone talk at Bruker Daltonics Annual User Meeting held as part of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry Meeting (Chicago, IL), May 27, 2001, "DNA Mass Spectrometry at NIST" [.pdf]

Peter Vallone poster at American Society of Mass Spectrometry (Chicago, IL), May 27, 2001, "DNA Mass Spectrometry at NIST" 

John Butler talk at NIJ DNA Grantees Meeting (Washington, DC), June 7, 2001, "Multiplex SNP Assays for mtDNA and Y Chromosome Markers Using Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry"

John Butler and Peter Vallone talk at FBI Headquarters to DNA Units (Washington, DC), June 12, 2001, "Developing New DNA Tests Using Y Chromosome Markers"

John Butler talk at LGC (Teddington, England), June 19, 2001, "High-throughput genotyping and work with human identity testing at NIST"

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), July 12, 2001, "Update on NIST activities with forensic DNA typing"

John Butler talk at 19th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Munster, Germany), August 30, 2001, "Highly multiplexed assays for measuring polymorphisms on the Y-chromosome"

John Butler talk at ABI 310 Workshop for the Midwestern Association of Forensic Sciences (Minneapolis, MN), September 24, 2001, "Short tandem repeat DNA typing systems"

John Butler talk at ABI 310 Workshop for the Midwestern Association of Forensic Sciences (Minneapolis, MN), September 24, 2001, "ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer: Chemistry, Hardware, and Software"

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM Public Meeting (Biloxi, MS), October 8, 2001, "Preliminary Results from the 2001 NIST Mixed-Stain Interlaboratory Study #3: DNA Quantitation and Identification of Minor Contributor(s)"

Margaret Kline poster at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 10-11, 2001, "Preliminary Results from the 2001 NIST Mixed-Stain Interlaboratory Study #3: DNA Quantitation and Identification of Minor Contributor(s)"

Peter Vallone poster at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 10-11, 2001, "Genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Y chromosome and the mitochondrial genome"

Jan Redman poster at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 10-11, 2001, "Recovery of DNA from aged-bloodstains on un-treated paper"

Margaret Kline poster at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 10-11, 2001, "How to make NIST traceable materials" [.pdf]

John Butler poster at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 10-11, 2001, "STR Typing with the 16-capillary ABI 3100 Genetic Analyzer"

John Butler poster at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 10-11, 2001, "Prototype Y Chromosome Standard (NIST SRM 2395)"

Richard Schoske talk at Twelve International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 12, 2001, "Developing Y STR megaplexes"

Peter Vallone poster at American Society of Human Genetics Meeting (San Diego, CA), October 2001, "SNP Analysis by Mass Spectrometry" [.pdf]

John Butler lecture for George Mason University STR Course (Manassas, VA), October 25, 2001, "Technology Developments for DNA Typing"

 

2000

Margaret Kline talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), January 10, 2000, "Update on NIST Activities in DNA Forensics"   

John Butler at NIJ Grantees Meeting (Reno, NV), February 21, 2000, "NIJ-Funded Research Effort at NIST and Wrap-up on GeneTrace Grant"

Margaret Kline talk at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting (Reno, NV), February 26, 2000, "Documenting Real-World Pipette Performance"

John Butler talk at NIJ First Annual DNA Grantees Meeting (Washington, DC), March 7, 2000, "Technology Developments for DNA Typing"

Margaret Kline talk at Third Annual Fluorescent STR MegaPlex Technology Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 12-18, 2000, "Documenting Real-World Pipette Performance"

Margaret Kline talk at Third Annual Fluorescent STR MegaPlex Technology Workshop (Hilton Head, SC), March 12-18, 2000, "Quantification of DNA Issues and Recommendations, Observations from the 1999 NIST Mixed-Stain Study #2" 

John Butler talk at University of Virginia Department of Chemistry (Charlottesville, VA), March 24, 2000, "Short Tandem Repeat DNA Markers and Their Use in DNA Typing"

John Butler talk at MWG Biotech SNP Seminar (Bethesda, MD), March 31, 2000, "Development of Multiplex SNP Assays Involving Primer Extension and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry"

John Butler talk at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Fourth Annual DNA Forensics Conference (Springfield, VA), June 1, 2000, "Y Chromosome DNA Variation Monitored by SNP and STR Analysis"

John Butler talk at NIJ's Crime Laboratory Improvement Program Summit (Washington, DC), July 14, 2000, "Technology Transfer Issues"

Peter Vallone and John Butler talk at FBI Laboratory's Forensic Science Research Unit (FBI Academy, Quantico, VA), September 8, 2000, "NIST Research Projects Related to Forensic DNA Typing"

John Butler talk at Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods-SWGDAM Public Meeting (Biloxi, MS), October 8, 2000, "Update on NIST activities regarding forensic DNA typing"

John Butler poster at Eleventh International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 11-12, 2000, "STRBase: update on the NIST forensic STR database"

John Butler poster at Eleventh International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 11-12, 2000, "New Primer Sets for Y Chromosome and CODIS STR Loci"

Peter Vallone poster at Eleventh International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 11-12, 2000, "DNA Mass Spectrometry at NIST"

John Butler talk at Eleventh International Symposium on Human Identification (Biloxi, MS), October 13, 2000, "Multiplex PCR and Determination of Primer Sequences Used in STR Kits"

John Butler talk at NIST Biotechnology Division Seminar (Gaithersburg, MD), December 13, 2000, "High-Throughput Genotyping and Applications in Human Identity Testing"

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