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Our delegates are the secret ingredient that makes HIDS a growing success year on year. This year was no different and we are always pleased to share some of the main presentations with you.

Keynote presentation
From national forensic DNA database to a worldwide DNA and AFIS database network
Reinhard Schmid—Federal Ministry of the Interior, Criminal Intelligence Service, Austria
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Expanding the use of DNA as evidence for crime prevention: Ethical, social and legislative challenges
DNA Databases – Solving Crimes and Saving Lives - A Mother’s Story
Jayann Sepich— Victim advocate and founder of DNAsaves.org, USA
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Maximising Forensic DNA Utility: Ethical, Social and Legislative Challenges
Carole McCartney— Northumbria University, UK
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Use of Biometrics to Address Border Security, Refugees, Human Trafficking
Tim Palmbach—Professor and Chair of Forensic Science, Univ of New Haven, USA
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Extending your Quantification Workflow for Upfront Decision Support to Streamline Sample Processing
Amy Liberty - Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
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Global Perspectives on MPS adoption in forensics
The Adoption Process of Massively Parallel Sequencing into US Forensic Genetics Laboratories
Bruce Budowle—Center for Human Identification (CHI), University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
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European Survey on Forensic Applications of Massively Parallel Sequencing
Antonio Alonso—Instituto Nacional de Toxicologia, Spain
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MPS applications in the forensic DNA workflow
Early Evaluation of the Applied Biosystems™ Precision ID GlobalFiler™ NGS Panels for Forensic Use
Pedro Barrio Caballero—Instituto Nacional de Toxicologia, Spain
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Systematic evaluation of the early access Applied Biosystems™ Precision ID Globalfiler™ Mixture ID and Globalfiler™ NGS STR Panels for the Ion S5™ System within the DNASEQEX project
Petra Müller—Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
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Challenges and paradigm shifts by the adoption of NGS in forensic casework. Lessons learned from the collaborative DNASeqEx project so far.
Sascha Willuweit—Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Universitätsmedizin, Germany
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New forensic genetics applications
The HIrisPlex-S system for predicting eye, hair and skin colour from DNA
Manfred Kayser—Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
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A new forensic ancestry analysis panel for the Ion Torrent MPS system
Chris Phillips—University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Enabling forensic genetic analysis of mixed samples through the identification and recovery of sperm and epithelial cells with the DEPArray™ digital cell-sorting system
Jack Ballantyne—National Center for Forensic Science, USA
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Expansion of the use of DNA databases and reference labs
Gordon Thomas Honeywell 2017 DNA Database Hit of the Year Award
Tim Schellberg - Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Governmental Affairs, US
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A complete solution for the automated laboratory process for DNA profiling of forensic reference samples
Sander Kneppers—NFI, Netherlands
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Y-STR forensic application in Henan province of China
Hai Liu—Institute of Forensic Science and Technology, Henan Provincial Public Security Bureau, China
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New forensic genetics applications (cc'd)
Genetic Analysis using the Applied Biosystems™ Precision ID Ancestry Panel markers of seven populations in Asia
Ji-Hyun Lee—Seoul National University, South Korea
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A SNP and STR combined system for pairwise kinship testing using massive parallel sequencing
Jiangwei Yan— Forensic Genomics Innovation Center of Beijing Institute of Genomics, China
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Bringing together CE and NGS with the Applied Biosystems™ Converge™ Software, a new approach to analyze CE and MPS-based STR
Matt Phips—Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK
Sheree Hughes-Stamm—Sam Houston State University, USA
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Applied Biosystems™ Converge™ Software: Case Management and Kinship and Paternity Modules - first hands-on experience
Martin Steinlechner—Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
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Use of the Applied Biosystems™ NGM™ Detect kit for improved forensic analysis
Tomasz Kupiec—Institute of Forensic Research, Krakow, Poland
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NGM Detect-ing more from your challenging skeletal samples
Sheree Hughes-Stamm—Sam Houston State University, USA
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The Applied Biosystems™ Yfiler™ Plus and the UK YHRD expansion project
David Ballard— Kings College, London
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DNA technologies in the routine casework laboratory
Implementation of a more efficient workflow to meet new demands
Cajsa Älgenäs — RMV, Sweden
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Searching for and identifying victims of wars and totalitarian crimes
Andrzej Ossowski— Forensic Laboratory, Pomerian Medical University Scezin, Poland
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Copan 4N6 Devices for resolving the mysteries of crime scene investigations
Santina Castriciano, Annalisa Gervasoni, Alice Squassina and Michele Rosso. Copan Italia Spa, Brescia, Italy
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Copan CPA200™ Semi-Automated Card Puncher Version 2 Performance
Gabriele Savoldi1, Giorgio Triva1, Annalisa Gervasoni2 and Santina Castriciano2,
1-Copan NewLab Engineering, Brescia Italy. 2-Copan Italia Spa, Brescia Italy
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Efficacy of different retention regimes for the United Kingdom National DNA Database
Aaron Amankwaa, Carole McCartney. School of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
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Yfiler® Plus PCR Amplification Kit: Internal validation of a new tool for Y-chromosomal genotyping of forensic casework samples
Arne Roseth and Oskar Hansson Department of Forensic Genetics, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
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Genetic fingerprinting: The experience of the Genetic Typing Core Facility in Institut Pasteur of Tunis
Sihem Ben Fadhel1, Safa Romdhane1, Meriam Hechmi1, Amira Ammar3, Radhia Ammi3, Chedly Tayari2, Mohamed Samir Boubaker1, Sonia Abdelhak1 and Rym Kefi1
1-Genetic Typing Core Facility , Institut Pasteur in Tunis-Tunisia 2-Legal Department , Institut Pasteur in Tunis-Tunisia 3-External Consultation, Institut Pasteur in Tunis-Tunisia
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“Dynamic Criminology”: New theory to evaluate properly what biological evidences means in forensic field
Gennaro Francione, Judge Rink High Court, Ministry of Justice (Italy)
Eugenio D’Orio, MSc forensic biologist, Consultant of Ministry of Justice (Italy)
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May 16th

8:00–9:30 Registration and coffee, opening of exhibition
9:30–10:30 Welcome and Keynote presentation
9:30 Conference welcome John Lesica
Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK
9:40 Thermo Fisher Scientific Vision on DNA forensics Rosy Lee
Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
10:00 Keynote Presentation: From National Forensic DNA Database to a Worldwide DNA and AFIS Database Network Reinhard Schmid
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Criminal Intelligence Service, Austria
10:30–11:00 Coffee break, posters and start of exhibition presentations
11:00–12:30 Expanding the Use of DNA as Evidence for Crime Prevention: Ethical, Social and Legislative Challenges Carole McCartney (Chair)
11:00 DNA Databases—Solving Crimes and Saving Lives—A Mother’s Story Jayann Sepich
Victim advocate and founder ofDNAsaves.org, USA
11:30 Maximising Forensic DNA Utility: Ethical, Social and Legislative Challenges Carole McCartney
Northumbria University, UK
12:00 Use of Biometrics to Address Border Security, Refugees, Human Trafficking Tim Palmbach
Professor and Chair of Forensic Science, University of New Haven, USA
12:30–14:00 Lunch, seminars, posters and exhibition presentations
13:30 Extending your Quantification Workflow for Upfront Decision Support to Streamline Sample Processing Amy Liberty
Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
14:00–15:20 Global Perspectives on MPS Adoption in Forensics Walther Parson (Chair)
Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
14:00 Operational considerations for the implementation of massively parallel sequencing: What’s happening Down Under? Runa Daniel
Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Australia
14:20 The Adoption Process of Massively Parallel Sequencing into US Forensic Genetics Laboratories Bruce Budowle
Center for Human Identification (CHI), University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
14:40 European Survey on Forensic Applications of Massively Parallel Sequencing Antonio Alonso
Instituto Nacional de Toxicologia, Spain
15:00 Forensic Researches and Application of Next Generation Sequencing in China Xianhua Jiang
Liaoning Criminal and Science Technology Research Institute, China
15:20–16:20 MPS applications in the forensic DNA workflow Manfred Kayser (Chair)
Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
15:20 Early Evaluation of the Applied Biosystems™ Precision ID GlobalFiler™ NGS Panels for Forensic Use Pedro Barrio Caballero
Instituto Nacional de Toxicologia, Spain
15:40 Systematic Evaluation of the Early Access Applied Biosystems Precision ID Globalfiler Mixture ID and Globalfiler NGS STR Panels for the Ion S5™ System within the DNASEQEX project Petra Müller
Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
16:00 Challenges and Paradigm Shifts by the Adoption of NGS in Forensic Casework. Lessons Learned from the Collaborative DNASeqEx Project so far. Sascha Willuweit
Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Universitätsmedizin, Germany
16:20 Tea break, posters and exhibition presentations
16:50–18:00 New Forensic Genetics Applications Niels Morling (Chair)
DFI, Denmark
16:50 The HIrisPlex-S System for Predicting Eye, Hair and Skin Colour from DNA Manfred Kayser
Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
17:10 A New Forensic Ancestry Analysis Panel for the Ion Torrent MPS System Chris Phillips
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
17:30 Enabling Forensic Genetic Analysis of Mixed Samples through the Identification and Recovery of Sperm and Epithelial Cells with the DEPArray™ Digital Cell-Sorting System Jack Ballantyne
National Center for Forensic Science, USA
18:00 Free time, posters, exhibition
19:30–22:30 Conference reception, networking event and party

May 17th

9:00–9:45 Gordon Thomas Honeywell Prize to
Best Database Hit of the Year
9:00 Highlights from the 50 submitted cases. Announcement and presentation of the winning case by those who worked on it. 2017 is the first edition of this award. Tim Schellberg
Gordon Thomas Honeywell’s DNA Database Hit of the Year Award
09:45–10:45 Expansion of the Use of DNA Databases and Reference Labs Tim Schellberg (Chair)
Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs, US
10:05 A Complete Solution for the Automated Laboratory Process for DNA Profiling of Forensic Reference Samples Sander Kneppers
NFI, Netherlands
10:25 Y-STR Forensic Application in Henan Province of China Hai Liu
Institute of Forensic Science and Technology, Henan Provincial Public Security Bureau, China
10:45–11:15 Coffee break, posters and exhibition presentations
11:15–12:30 New forensic genetics applications (cc'd) Sheri Olson (Chair)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:15 Genetic Analysis using the Applied Biosystems™ Precision ID Ancestry Panel Markers of Seven Populations in Asia Ji-Hyun Lee
Seoul National University, South Korea
11:35 Great Expectations—Assessing MPS for Integration into a Low Throughput Workflow Dadna Hartman
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Australia
11:55 A SNP and STR Combined System for Pairwise Kinship Testing using Massive Parallel Sequencing Jiangwei Yan
Forensic Genomics Innovation Center of Beijing Institute of Genomics, China
12:15 Bringing together CE and NGS with the Applied Biosystems Converge Software, a new approach to analyze CE and MPS-based STR Matt Phips
Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK
Sheree Hughes-Stamm
Sam Houston State University, USA
12:45–14:15 Lunch, seminars, posters and exhibition presentations
14:15–15:35 New forensic genetics applications (cc'd) Lisa Calandro (Chair)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
14:15 Applied Biosystems™ Converge Software: Case Management and Kinship and Paternity Modules—First Hands-on Experience Martin Steinlechner
Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
14:35 Use of the Applied Biosystems™ NGM™ Detect kit for improved forensic analysis Tomasz Kupiec
Institute of Forensic Research, Krakow, Poland
14:55 NGM Detect-ing more from your Challenging Skeletal Samples Sheree Hughes-Stamm
Sam Houston State University, USA
15:15 The Applied Biosystems™ Yfiler™ Plus and the UK YHRD expansion project David Ballard
Kings College, London
15:35–16:00 Tea break, posters and exhibition presentations
16:00–16:40 DNA Technologies in the Routine Casework Laboratory Thierry Jurado (Chair)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
16:00 Implementation of a More Efficient Workflow to Meet New Demands Cajsa Älgenäs
RMV, Sweden
16:20 Searching for and identifying victims of wars and totalitarian crimes Andrzej Ossowski
Forensic Laboratory, Pomerian Medical University Scezin, Poland
17:00 Closing remarks and departures

See you next year at HIDS.