6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, Anthropology an

Venue: Hotel Le Méridien Lav, Split

Location: Split, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Jun 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2009
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We invite you to join us at the 6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine, Split, Croatia, June 1-5, 2009. The conference is next in the series of biennial events organized by the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences, a society dedicated to the promotion of applied molecular biology.
Topics:
*Perspectives in Genome-Based Science and Applications
*Genome-Based Applications in Forensic Science
*Human Evolution
*Analysis of Ancient DNA
*Individualized Medicine
*Genetic Variability
*Genetic Basis of Disease
*DNA Database: Reality and Perspectives
*DNA analysis in the justice system
*Workshop on Low-Copy Number Analysis
*Workshop on Next Generation DNA Sequencing

Conference Program:

6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in
Forensic Science, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine

Hotel Le MERIDIEN LAV, Split, Croatia, June 1-5, 2009
*Program and speakers are subject to change.

All events will take place at the "Grand Dalmatia" Conference Hall unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

18:00 -20:00 Registration and Poster Setup (Conference floor, lobby and foyer)

Monday, June 1, 2009

9:00 - 18:00 Registration

9:00 – 11:00 Poster Setup (Conference floor, lobby and foyer)

Perspectives in Genome-Based Science and Applications

9:00 Directors’ Introductory Remarks

9:10 Michael Hammer (University of Arizona,Tucson, AZ, USA)
What genome sequence data teach about human evolution

9:50 Frederick Bieber (Boston, MA, USA)
Shaking the family tree: Kinship analysis for forensic identification

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Michael Coble (Rockville, MD, USA)
Identification of the two missing Romanoff children by forensic DNA analysis

11:20 Henry Lee (New Haven CT, USA)
Genetic markers in resolution of cold cases

11:55 Discussion

12:00 Sponsor Exhibits and Poster Presentation
(Conference floor, lobby and foyer)

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

Genome-Based Applications in Forensic Science I

15:00 Introduction from the chair

15:05 Sree Kanthaswamy (Davis, CA, USA)
A validated canine STR reagent kit for use in forensic casework

15:40 Daniel Vanek (Prague, Czech Republic)
DNA typing of ancient bone samples

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Damir Marjanović (Zagreb, Croatia and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Challenges in identification of WWII human remains by the use of Y-STR and miniSTR

17:05 Antti Sajantila (Helsinki, Finland)
Post-mortem pharmacogenetics in medico-legal settings

17:40 Adjourn

18:00 ISABS Annual Meeting

20:30 Welcome Reception
(Vila Dalmacija)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Genome-Based Applications in Forensic Science II

8:30 Introduction from the chair

8:35 Edwin Huffine (Springfield, VA, USA)
Evolving applications of forensic DNA testing

9:05 Thomas Parsons (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
State of the art in complex mass fatality identification

9:40 Coffee Break

10:00 Inauguration of the Conference

10:40 Grace Axler-DiPerte (New York, NY, USA)
Forensic perspectives on genetic instability resulting from chronic inflammation

11:15 Oral Presentation, Young Investigator Awardee
TO BE ANNOUNCED

11:30 Elisa Wurmbach (New York, NY, USA)
Genetic markers in human pigmentation

12:05 Discussion

12:30-15:00 Poster presentation, even numbers (Conference floor, lobby and foyer)

13:00-15:00 Lunch

Workshop on Low-Copy Number Analysis

15:00 Introduction from the chair

15:05 Mitchell Holland (University Park, PA, USA)
LCN STR analysis–what does it mean?

15:35 Theresa Caragine (New York, NY, USA)
Challenges in high-sensitivity DNA testing

16:05 Oral Presentation, Young Investigator Awardee
TO BE ANNOUNCED

16:20 Coffee Break

16:35 Mitchell Holland (University Park, PA, USA)
Working with law enforcement to develop cold hits through LCN STR analysis

17:05 Peter Gill (Glasgow, Scotland)
LCN analysis and the Omagh Trial

17:35 Michael Coble (Rockville, MD, USA)
Low template DNA protocols for human identification at AFDIL

18:05 Discussion

19:00 Meet the Professor, wine and cheese (Grand Dalmacija terrace)

21:00 Le Meriden Lav Split Hotel poolside program and cocktail party

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

8:30 Half-day excursion

18:00 Special Lecture

19:00 Conference Dinner
Sponsor's welcome
Conferring Honorary ISABS Memberships and Young Investigator Awards

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Individualized Medicine

8:30 Introduction from the chair

8:35 Scott A. Waldman (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Molecular diagnostics for staging patients with cancer

9:10 Zoran Budimlija (New York, NY, USA)
Malignant tumors and forensics–dlemmas and proposals

9:45 Oral Presentation, Young Investigator Awardee

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 Frederick Bieber (Boston, MA, USA)
Clinical utility of aCGH: genome–wide detection of aberrations and copy number changes

10:50 Ranjan Deka (Cincinnati, OH, USA)
Spectrum of copy number variations in a population isolate from Croatia

11:25 Andre Terzic (Rochester, MN, USA)
Individualized regenerative medicine

12:00 Discussion

12:10-14:30 Poster Presentation (odd numbers) (Conference floor, lobby and foyer)

Workshop on Next Generation DNA Sequencing

15:00 Introduction from the chair

15:05 Doron Lancet (Rehovot, Israel)
Genome medicine: juggling chips, SNPs and NextGen sequencing

15:40 Jean-Pierre Kocher (Rochester, MN, USA)
Analysis of NextGen sequencing data: Opportunities, challenges and potential impact of
technology on clinical research

16:10 Coffee Break

16:25 George Vasmatzis (Rochester, MN, USA)
Differential transcriptomics for the prognosis and sub-typing of cancer

17:15 Melissa Barker (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA)
Next Generation sequencing: SOLiD applications

17:40 David I. Smith (Rochester, MN, USA)
Direct clinical applications of NextGen DNA sequencing at Mayo Clinic

18:15 Discussion

18:15 Meet the Professor, wine and cheese (Grand Dalmacija terrace)

21:00 Concert

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Genes and Medicine

8:30 Introduction from the chair

8:35 Henry Erlich (Alameda, CA, USA)
Molecular diagnostics, predisposition and pharmacogenomics

9:10 Pier Franco Pignatti (Verona, Italy)
Gene interactions with environment and combined gene effects modulating the risk of
cardiovascular disease

9:45 Oral Presentation, Young Investigator Awardee
TO BE ANNOUNCED

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 Oral Presentation, Young Investigator Awardee
TO BE ANNOUNCED

10:30 Aleksandar Sekulic (Scottsdale, AZ, USA)
From genomics to individualized medicine-the example of malignant melanoma

11:00 José Antonio Lorente (Granada, Spain)
GENYO–Andalusian Center for Genomics and Oncology: forensic and medical applications of
human genetic variability

11:40 Discussion

12:00 - 13:30 Take down posters

12:00 - 14:30 Lunch

Directors’ Closing Symposium

15:00 Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

15:05 Richard Roberts (Ipswich, MA, USA)
Impact of DNA on research and forensics–a personal perspective

15:50 Kári Stefánsson (Reykjavik, Iceland)
TO BE ANNOUNCED

16:35 Mario Pirastu (Alghero, Italy)
TO BE ANNOUNCED

17:30 Conference adjourning and announcing the 7th ISABS Conference

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Additional Information

Registration The on-line registration will close on the evening of Friday, May 29, 2009 but on-site registration will be available at the meeting, beginning on the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, 2009. Please be note that on-site registration fees are higher. Early Registration The deadline for receipt of early registration at the reduced rates is Sunday, March 1, 2009. Registrations received on and after March 1, 2009 will be accepted at the higher rates. There will be no exception to the early registration deadline. The reduced registration fee is only applicable, if it has been credited to the congress account before the deadline. Registering before March 1, 2009 without performing an actual payment is not sufficient to benefit from the reduction.