LFTDI

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 HIGHLIGHTS

LFTDI Awarded NIST Grant to Develop In Silico MPS Forensic Laboratory

Dr. Grgicak was awarded a two-year grant from the NIST Measurement Science & Engineering Grant Program to develop an in silico NGS forensic laboratory. The goal is to develop an in silico forensic laboratory using forensically relevant next-generation sequencing data in order to test multifarious laboratory scenarios and optimize processing decisions, improving forensic validation procedures. …

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Dr. Grgicak Speaks to SFI Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science about Forensic DNA & the PROVEDIt Database

Dr. Grgicak introduces forensic DNA data and the forensically relevant PROVEDIt DNA database to data researchers at Ireland’s SFI Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science

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