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Human identification and forensics

Investigator Forum

Meet the global forensics community at the QIAGEN Investigator Forums

QIAGEN’s Investigator Forums provide a unique opportunity for members of the global human identity and forensics community to come together to discuss the latest breakthroughs and achievements in human identity science and technology. Whether meeting in person or virtually, these forensics conferences are an ideal space to share your experiences and connect with peers from all of the world. Previous Forums have included talks by renowned international speakers on new and emerging technologies, such as Pyrosequencing for methylation studies and NGS applications covering STRs, SNPs and mitochondrial DNA analysis, as well as interesting casework examples. 

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Investigator Forum - North America 2021 – Canceled

Event Update – Safety is our #1 priority at QIAGEN. Considering the recent COVID-19 surge, we have made the difficult decision to cancel QIAGEN’s Investigator Forum event in Savannah, Georgia. We appreciate your understanding as these decisions are never easy. Remember to get your vaccine today, mask up and continue to practice social distancing to stay safe. We hope to see you in person again very soon!

Cancelation of the in-person event should not stop you from learning the latest breakthroughs and achievements in human identity science and technology from the global HID and forensics community. Watch the recording of our recent Virtual Investigator Forum event. For more event details scroll down on this page to the 2021 Virtual Investigator Forum section. 

2021 Virtual Investigator Forum 

The Virtual Investigator forum held in July 2021 provided the latest breakthroughs and achievements in human identity science and technology. Attendees got the opportunity to engage with the global human identity and forensics community through networking sessions, poster presentations and talks. The forum provided an opportunity for scientists to learn about our newest advancement in automated sample prep, the EZ2 Connect Fx and the QIAGEN-Verogen collaboration that offers streamlined NGS solutions providing - a new horizon of HID possibilities.

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It was a great experience at a splendid conference. The forum provided a basis for fruitful exchange and discussion across both geographical and expertise borders.
Lisa Dierig, Institute of Legal Medicine, Ulm
  • Christian Hintze
    Section of Forensic Genetics, University of Copenhagen
    Listen to what seminar speakers had to say about our 7th Investigator Forum
  • Vanessa Lynch
    The DNA Project, South Africa
    Listen to what seminar speakers had to say about our 7th Investigator Forum

  • Christopher Phillips
    University of Santiago de Compostela

    Listen to what seminar speakers had to say about our 7th Investigator Forum

  • Alexandru Chivulescu
    National Institute of Forensic, Romania
    Listen to what seminar speakers had to say about our 7th Investigator Forum

  • Nicholas Dawnay
    Liverpool John Moores University
    Listen to what seminar speakers had to say about our 7th Investigator Forum

  • Bukrhard Rolf
    Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik GmbH
    Listen to what seminar speakers had to say about our 7th Investigator Forum

  • Christian Hintze
    Christian Hintze
    Section of Forensic Genetics, University of Copenhagen
  • Vanessa Lynch
    Vanessa Lynch
    The DNA Project, South Africa
  • Christopher Phillips

    Christopher Phillips
    University of Santiago de Compostela

  • Alexandru Chivulescu
    Alexandru Chivulescu
    National Institute of Forensic, Romania
  • Nicolas Dawnay
    Nicholas Dawnay
    Liverpool John Moores University
  • Burkhard Rudolf
    Bukrhard Rolf
    Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik GmbH
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The atmosphere was inspiring and the size of the meeting is perfect for networking. Awesome!
PD Dr. Burkhard Rolf, Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik GmbH, Ebersberg
Check out highlights from the 7th Investigator Forum

The 7th QIAGEN Investigator Forum, held at two different locations in 2018, Lisbon on March 6–8 and San Antonio on May 1–3, included talks from renowned international speakers on new and emerging technologies in HID and forensics. Watch the videos to see what attendees had to say about their experiences at the Forum.

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