Welcome to the Laboratory for Forensic Technology Development & Integration

Innovating methods to simplify the interpretation of low-level signal obtained from complex environments

We are developing methods for rapid and automated identification of individuals using Massive Parallel Sequencing (MPS), Probabilistic Genotyping, Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) and Single-Cell analysis. By applying sound bio-analytical and statistical principles, we are optimizing signal acquired within the single-molecule regime and engineering computational tools that can appropriately interpret these signals.


LFTDI M.S. Students Present Their Thesis Research

OPEN FORUM: SCI 114 (Chemistry Conference Room). On Thursday April 25th at 3pm, come see Amanda present her work on: DEVELOPING A FORENSICALLY RELEVANT SINGLE-CELL INTERPRETATION STRATEGY FOR HUMAN IDENTIFICATION. In this work Amanda demonstrates that single-cell signal is fundamentally different than signal acquired from bulk-processing, signifying new interpretation constructs are needed for forensically relevant …


Dr. Grgicak Speaks at the University of Windsor’s Gravenor Lecture Series

On Friday March 29, 2019, Dr. Grgicak will speak on topics related to Systems Thinking and the Impacts on Forensic Inference. She shall summarize LFTDI’s work on the development of our computational systems which compute the a posteriori probability (APP) on the number of contributors (NoC) and the likelihood ratio (LR). Notably, she will highlight …