Building a large-scale missing persons ID SNP panel


In this webinar, we will take a look at a large-scale SNP-based forensic identification panel for DNA analysis with massively parallel sequencing (MPS). The panel was specifically designed for the challenges of identifying missing persons; where DNA is frequently highly degraded, and relationship tests may involve reference samples from across several generations and in a deficient pedigree.

Dr. Christopher Phillips

Dr. Christopher Phillips began his forensic genetics career in 1979 at the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory, London. After 5 years in the service of “The Metlab”, he moved to the Forensic Haematology Department at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and worked there until 2001. Since 2001 he has been a full-time researcher in the Forensic Genetics Unit of the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. His interests include SNP analysis applied to medical, population, and forensic genetics, the discovery and development of novel forensic markers, and building open-access online genomics search tools exemplified by pop.STR, SPSmart and the USC Snipper.