Critical Quantification Considerations in STR Analysis of Forensic DNA Samples
Knowing the concentration of the template DNA prior to performing PCR amplification for forensic STR analysis is not only useful, it is crucial to the efficiency and success of the downstream analysis.
About the speaker
Francesca Di Pasquale, Ph.D., Senior Scientist in Applied Testing R&D
Dr. Francesca Di Pasquale obtained her degree in medicinal chemistry in 2004 from the University of Padova in Italy. During this time she also studied at the University of Medicinal Chemistry in Bonn in Germany, writing her diploma thesis at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She then joined the Faculty of Chemistry and Life Science at the Excellence University of Konstanz, obtaining a PhD in Natural Science in 2008. She now holds the position at QIAGEN of Senior Scientist in Applied Testing R&D.
Human ID & Forensics