5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology

Venue: Hotel Le MERIDIEN LAV

Location: Split, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 07, 2007
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jun 04, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 04, 2007
Paper Submission Date: May 20, 2007
Report as Spam


Conference Program

5th ISABS Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology
Hotel Le MERIDIEN LAV, Split, Croatia, September 3-7, 2007


Forensic Genetics

* Usage of the Newest Technologies and Genetic Markers in Forensic Genetics
* Forensic Evidence Recognition, Collection, Preservation
* Forensic Evidence from Non-Human DNA
* DNA Identification of Victims of Mass Disasters – the Latest Approach

Molecular Anthropology

* Y-Chromosome Polymorphisms
* Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphisms
* Population Genetics Studies on Other Molecular and Phenotypical Markers
* Usage of the Latest Methods in Molecular Anthropology

Advances in Genomic Methods

* Revolutions in DNA sequencing
* Emergence of non-coding transcripts
* Genes that predict cancer outcome
* IT for analysis of ‘omics’ data


Plenary lecture

The EMBO Lecture - Plenary speaker for this year's annual meeting:
Svante Pääbo ● Max-Planck-Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig, Germany
"The Neandertal Genome Project"

Forensic Genetics

Antonio Alonso ● National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Madrid, Spain
"Microfluidic systems for DNA analysis in forensic applications"

Theodore Anderson ● Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Insitute of Pathology, Rockville, MD, USA
"Validating demineralization and low-copy-number autosomal and Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat typing and application to identification of aged skeletal remains from US military conflicts"

Frederick Bieber ● Harvard Medical School and Birgham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
"Close encounters: Partial DNA profiles and family searching in forensic investigations"

Zoran Budimlija ● NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, New York, USA
"Forensic biology techniques in the separation of mixed tissues: From routine to the extremes"

Bruce Budowle ● FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA, USA
"Microbial forensic investigation of biocrime and bioterrorism"
"Statistical issues surrounding national DNA databases"

Michael Coble ● Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, MD, USA
"The application of new non-CODIS MiniSTRs to resolve commingled skeletal Remains from the Korean War"

Jonathan Davoren ● Laboratory Operations for Humanitarian Missions, Bode Technology Group, Lorton, VA, USA
"DNA testing of bone samples: A Closer Look"

Katja Drobnič ● Forensic Science Centre, Ministry of Interior, Ljubljana, Slovenia
"SRY as new genetic markers for sex determination"
"Role of anthropology and archeology in recovery and interpretation of human remains from recent mass graves in Europe"

Arthur J. Eisenberg ● University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
"Solving cold cases through the identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains"

Peter Gill ● The Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, UK
"Interpretation of STR complex mixtures and low copy number"

Mitchell Holland ● Forensic Science Penn State University, University Park, PA USA
"GeneMarker HID: An effective new software tool for the analysis of STR data"

Edwin Huffine ● Bode Technology Group, Lorton, VA, USA
"Forensic science and the rule of law"

Henry Lee ● University of New Haven, West Haven and Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, Meriden, CT, USA
"Homicide investigation - anthropological & genetic analysis of the crime scene"

José A. Lorente ● Department of Legal Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
"Missing kids identification: The Prokidds International Program"

Damir Marjanović ● Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Sarajevo, Sarajevo, B&H and Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
"DNA identification of skeletal remains from the second World War: Analysis of mass grave in Slovenia"

Thomas Parsons ● International Commission on Missing Persons, Sarajevo, B&H
"ICMP: Integrating forensic sciences in high throughput identification of missing persons from mass graves"

Dragan Primorac ● University of Split, Split and University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

Lutz Roewer ● Institute of Legal Medicine, Charité University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany
"Structured population databases in forensic genetic practice"

Antti Sajantila ● Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Moses Schanfield ● George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
"A novel single base primer extension reaction multiplex assay for mitochondrial genome haplogroup typing"

Brion C. Smith ● Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, MD, USA
"Human tooth as source of DNA for forensic analysis"

Molecular Anthropology

Lovorka Barać ● Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

Ranjan Deka ● University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
"Common variants in 19q13: Susceptibility to prostate cancer in Caucasians"

Partha P. Majumder ● Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
"Peopling of the Indian subcontinent: A reconstruction, using Y- chromosomal markers."

Giuseppe Passarino ● Department of Cell Biology, Universiy of Calabria, Rende, Italy
"Evolution of human populations and the study of the genetic basis of human longevity"

Leena Peltonen-Palotie ● National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

Mario Pirastu ● Institute of Population Genetics, National Research Council, C.N.R., Alghero and Shardna Life Sciences Cagliari, Italy
"Ogliastra Genetic Park: a link of history and genetic makeup of an ancient population"

Pavao Rudan ● Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
"Reality and perception in molecular anthropological studies of population structure"

Peter Underhill ● Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
"Y chromosome phylogenetics and phylogeography"

Richard Villems ● Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia

Lev Zhivotovsky ● Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
"Population heterogeneity and genetic disequilibrium: How detailed should a DNA forensic database be?"

Advances in Genomic Methods

Jean-Pierre Kocher ● Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
"Streamlining the analysis of "omics" data: From development of an IT infrastructure to organization of expertise"

David Rowe ● University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA

David Smith ● Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
"Revolutions in DNA sequencing. The dawn of the $1,000 genome"
"Gene expression profiling to analyze the transcriptional output of the entire genome: The emergence of non-coding transcripts"

George Vasmatzis ● Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
"Gene expression profiling to identify genes predictive of cancer patient outcome"

Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović ● Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA



Additional Information

Discounted hotel/travel rates are available for all conference attendees. For accommodation/travel information and all bookings please contact official service agency of the conference: Roberta Šimunović, roberta@ideja-kongres.hr