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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 Presents Developmental Validation of NOCIt at NEAFS

Integrating Validated A Posteriori Probabilities on the Number of Contributors into Forensic Interpretation Pipelines for Full DNA Profile Interpretation will be presented at the 2019 NEAFS conference in Lancaster PA by Dr. Catherine M. Grgicak. Here she will summarize the developmental validation of NOCIt – a software that renders the a posteriori probability distribution on …


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. …