Eingeladene Vorträge

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Denise Syndercombe-Court (King’s College London): „Best Practises of Forensic DNA Phenotyping (FDP): Experiences and insights from the UK“ (englischsprachig).

14.07.2017, 17:00 – 19:00 Uhr, im Veranstaltungssaal der Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg (1. OG)

  • Debates on Forensic DNA Phenotyping (FDP) have intensified in Germany since recently. Experts, practitioners, politicians and the public are divided upon the questions whether, when, in which cases, and under what conditions these new technologies could and should be applied (or not). Proponents often point to their successful implementation in the Netherlands and in the UK, without mentioning details about how and in what frameworks the techniques are being used in these countries. What might be gained by taking a closer look at the situations in these two countries? Under what circumstances does it make sense to apply FDP? Denise Syndercombe-Court provides first-hand insights into the practises, complexities and regulatory issues of FDP. She draws on her vast and detailed experiences gained by her research, her reporting on cases, and her memberships in numerous institutions and state bodies dealing with forensic DNA analyses.

Weitere Informationen zum Vortrag und zur Referentin entnehmen Sie dem Anhang.

 

Vortrag von Dr. Amke Caliebe (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel): „Forensic DNA Phenotyping“ (englischsprachig).

14.07.2017, 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr, in der Eckerstraße 1, Raum 404 (4. OG)

  • Forensic DNA Phenotyping (FDP) is a relatively new development in the field of forensic genetics. It aims at predicting selected so-called externally visible characteristics (EVCs) of a trace donor from their DNA as left behind at the crime scene. The best results for FDP were achieved for eye colour where the IrisPlex DNA test system was developed (Walsh et al. 2011, which includes six SNPs in six different genes, and was found to obtain relatively high levels of prediction. The second best predictable EVC after eye colour is hair colour. In the first part of this talk, results of a study investigating the prediction of the pigmentation phenotypes eye, hair and skin colour in a Northern German population will be presented (Caliebe et al. 2016). In the second part of the talk we differentiate FDP from trace donor identification problems.

Weitere Informationen zum Vortrag und zur Referentin entnehmen Sie dem Anhang.