July 14-15, 2016
The Summer 2016 meeting will be held at the Sonesta Bee Caves on July 14-15th. This is a brand new hotel located in the Hill Country Galleria about twenty minutes from the Austin Airport.
Agenda_General Session 14-15 July 2016
Promega_Tech_Tour_AFDAA Austin Agenda_13-July-16
2015 Meeting minutes for review and comment in the business meeting 14-Jul-16:
Meeting Minutes July 2015
-On Wednesday evening from 5-8PM, there will be an AFDAA check-in desk set-up in the front lobby.
-The general session will take place in Colony C/D ballroom. On Thursday and Friday, breakfast will be served in the prefunction area of these rooms (i.e. just outside the ballroom)
-Morning and afternoon breaks will take place in the exhibitor room (Colony A/B) beside the ballroom.
-Lunch will be on your own. The Meridian restaurant will be offering a lunch buffet for $20 for anyone wishing to remain on-site for lunch. The Galleria also offers a wide range of lunch options. Galleria_Restaurants
Hotel amenities include:
Complimentary Wifi throughout hotel
Outdoor Swimming Pool
24-Hour Fitness Center
24-Hour Business Center
Complimentary Local Shuttle (Within 2-3 mile radius, based on availability)
Rooftop Lounge & Bar (Open for Breakfast & Dinner)
2.3 Mile Hike & Bike Trail
24-Hour Sundry Shop
Walking distance to Hill Country Galleria
Files containing student materials will be distributed to all registrants prior to the workshop date.
If possible, it is highly recommended that you bring a laptop with MS Excel installed (i.e. it will be difficult to participate without one). Sharing your laptop with your neighbor is commended.
Not required but recommended: Install Lab Retriever
Relevant Scientific Readings
A reference list of relevant scientific readings can be found on SCIEG’s website
It is recommended that you read:
1- CAC News: Editorial on the D.C. situation http://www.cacnews.org/news/4thq15.pdf
2- David J. Balding, John Buckleton, Interpreting low template DNA profiles, Forensic Sci Int Genet. 4 (2009) 1-10.
3- T.Tvedebrink, P.S.Eriksen, H.S.Mogensen, N.Morling, Estimating the probability of allelic drop-out of STR alleles in forensic genetics, Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. 3 (2009) 222–226
4- Lohmueller, K.E., Rudin, N., Inman, K., Analysis of allelic drop-out using the Identifiler and PowerPlex 16 forensic STR typing systems, Forensic Science International: Genetics 12 (2014) 1-11
5- Inman, K., Rudin, N., Cheng, K., Robinson, C., Kirschner, A., Inman-Semerau, L., and Lohmueller, K.E., Lab Retriever: a software tool for calculating likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out for forensic DNA profiles, BMC Bioinformatics 2015, 16:298 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/16/298