Symposium on DNA Typing and Forensics

Jana Joyce jana at MSW.USC.EDU
Wed Nov 14 17:27:05 EST 1990


		    

		     University of Southern California

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		  Sponsored by:  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


      This one-day symposium on DNA typing will examine the statistical
and population aspects of this new technology.  The morning session will
review current methods of DNA analysis using Southern blotting and the
polymerase chain reaction.  How this data can be used for individual
identification will be the topic of the afternoon session.

DATE:         December 7, 1990

PLACE:        University of Southern California
	      Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
	      Gerontology Auditorium, 3715 McClintock Avenue

PROGRAM:

9:00 a.m.     Coffee in Denny Research Building, Room 251

9:45 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
	      MICHAEL S. WATERMAN
	      University of Southern California
	      Departments of Mathematics and of Molecular Biology

10:00 a.m.    DNA Fingerprinting and PCR Analysis
	      HENRY ERLICH
	      Cetus

11:00 a.m.    PCR in Forensics:  How Low Can You Go?
	      WILLIAM NAVIDI
	      University of Southern California
	      Departments of Mathematics

12:00 p.m.    LUNCH

1:15 p.m.     Gene Frequency Estimation & Forensic Inference
		 for DNA Fingerprint Loci
	      BERNIE DEVLIN
	      Yale University
	      Department of Biostatistics

2:15 p.m.     Methods of Multilocus Genotype Frequency Estimation:
		 Hypervariable DNA and Applications to Forensic Science
	      LARRY MUELLER
	      University of California, Irvine
	      Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

4:00 p.m.     Independence of Alleles at VNTR Loci
	      BRUCE WEIR
	      University of North Carolina
	      Departments of Genetics and Statistics

6:00 p.m.     DINNER


Denny Research Building (DRB) is located at the corner of 36th Place and
Vermont.  If you drive, enter USC at this corner (Gate 6), and parking will 
be arranged.  Hotels within walking distance of the University are :

		  University Hilton  (213) 748-4141
		  Vagabond Inn       (213) 746-1351

For other information or maps of USC campus call (213) 740-2409.






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