Portable Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris.Forensics Professor Detects Blood on Revolutionary War Projectiles More than 230 years after the Revolutionary War ended, Edinboro University professor of forensic science Dr. Ted Yeshion has found the presence of blood on buckshot recovered from a battlefield in upstate New York.Single Molecule Detection of Contaminants, Explosives or Diseases A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples.Potential New Tool for Forensic Science Microbial communities associated with humans tick in predictable, clock-like succession following death.Perfecting Age Estimations Under 25 The Idaho State University Department of Anthropology has received a $510,409 grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop forensic science techniques to better identify individuals under 25 years of age for criminal justice purposes.Identifying Gender from a Fingerprint Culprits beware, a University at Albany research group, led by assistant chemistry professor Jan Halámek, is taking crime scene fingerprint identification to a new level.Viruses, Too, Are Our Fingerprint A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. Questioning the Validity of Forensic DNA Match Statistic Fifteen years of criminal cases with affected mixture evidence.Study Raises Questions About DNA Evidence University of Indianapolis researchers say contamination through secondary transfer of material could implicate the innocent or help the guilty go free.'Forensic Toolkit’ to Improve Evidence Detection and Analysis Students from The University of Dundee have been developing a forensic `toolkit’ that will allow investigators to determine the age of fingerprints, detect traces of steel on bone from stabbings, and produce a biosensitive spray that can reveal traces of bodily fluids at crime scenes.
Advancements in Automated Sample Preparation, STR-PCR, and CE Detection for Rapid Nucleic Acid Analysis on an Integrated Microfluidic Platform Professor Frederic Zenhausem, Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, speaking at Lab on a Chip World Congress 2013.
The Detection of Transcription Errors in Biological Systems Kelley Thomas, University of New Hampshire, speaking at Genomics Research 2013.
Microelectronics Meets Microfluidics: Hybrid Integration of Sensors in Microfluidic Devices Holger Becker, Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress 2012
Removal of Contaminating DNA in Sensitive qPCR and RT-qPCR Applications Morton Elde, ArcticZymes, speaking at Genomics Research Asia 2012
A Linear Array of Unique Microfluidic Gradients for Enzymatic Bioassay Matthew Estes, University of Arizona, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress 2012
Drug-induced Hepatotoxicity Prediction Using Three-Dimensional Culture Models in High Content Screening Context Dr Thierry Dorval, Institut Pasteur Korea, speaking at European Laboratory Automation 2012.
Identifying miRNA in Biofluids to be Applied as Robust Biomarkers for Disease, Toxicology or Injury Studies – The case of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Detection Peter Mouritzen, Exiqon, speaking at Genomics Research Europe 2012
Multi-analyte Procedures for Target Screening and Quantification of Drugs in Blood using LC-MS/MS: Possibilities and Limitations Hans Maurer, Saarland University, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012.
Exploring the Global Genomic Landscape of Enteric Pathogens using DNA Microarray Technology Dr Scott Jackson, Molecular Biologist, FDA, speaking at Advances in Microarray Technology 2012.
Assay Miniaturization Based on Centrifugal Microfluidics Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle, University of Freiburg, Germany, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress 2012.