Quantification of the DNA in a sample is typically the only pre-STR analysis step in forensic casework. Therefore, it is both useful and necessary to extract as much information as possible from these samples, aiding in both setup of the STR reaction and interpretation of unexpected results. The quantification step should be seen as a quality control step rather than just a quantification of the DNA concentration.
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.
Date of recording:Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Duration:44 minutes
Human ID & Forensics