Reference samples are typically of high quality and quantity, and the outcome of STR analysis of these samples is more predictable compared to unknown casework samples. This permits a streamlined process, eliminating the need for sample extraction or quantification, and allows direct PCR from an FTA punch or crude lysate of a buccal swab. QIAGEN has developed the new Investigator STR GO! Kits facilitating direct amplification. Two assay formats are now available: Investigator IDplex GO! Kit, covering the CODIS set of markers and the new Investigator ESSplex SE GO! Kit, covering the European Standard Set (ESS), including SE33.
About the speaker
Mario Scherer, Ph.D., Associate Director Scientific Applications in the HID and Forensic Testing R&D
Dr. Mario Scherer is Associate Director Scientific Applications in the Human Identity and Forensic Testing R&D department at QIAGEN. He joined QIAGEN in 2006 to work on forensic technologies and plays a key role in the development of the forensic sample preparation and assay portfolio extension. He also played a major role in the development of QIAsymphony protocols and new STR chemistry.
Date of recording:Saturday, December 11, 2021
Duration:37 minutes
Human ID & Forensics