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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

In addition to attending STRmix regional training workshops, laboratories can purchase an in-house training workshop onsite at the lab.  These workshops have the same standard format as our regional training workshops. If you are interested, please contact us for further information.

Overview:  This workshop will provide participants with extensive and full STRmix™ user training, covering likelihood ratios and sampling uncertainty, introduction to STRmix™, and a detailed description of the molecular models and mathematics on which STRmix™ is based.  Also included are ample “hands on” sessions to allow participants to use and familiarise themselves with STRmix™ under the guidance of the instructors.

 Participants will also receive:

  • the STRmix™ User’s manual, now with a companion text which describes in detail the mathematics and biology behind STRmix™, the database search and model maker functions
  • the STRmix™ Implementation and Validation guide
  • access to online training resources
  • a 2-month evaluation version of STRmix™.

 

Draft schedule (subject to minor changes):

 

Time

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

0900 - 0930

Introduction

Day 1 review

Day 2 review

Day 3 review

0930 - 1000

Continuous models. Why move and how they differ to other models

EXERCISE. The MCMC game 

Variability in the LR (sampling error and the HPD)

 EXERCISE

Relatives and unified LR

1000 - 1030

Introduction to STRmix™

EXERCISE. NIST mix 13

1030 - 1100

The biological model

1100 - 1130

STRmix™ output and diagnostics

1130 - 1200

EXERCISE. Single source and mixture examples

Number of contributors

1200 - 1300

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1300 - 1330

EXERCISE. Single source and mixture examples

EXERCISE. Number of contributors

STRmix™ parameters EXERCISE

EXERCISE. Casework examples

1330 - 1400

1400 - 1430

Verbalizing LRs and hypothesis setting

NRC II report and recommendations 4.1 and 4.2

1430 - 1500

A discussion on workflows

1500 - 1530

STRmix profile building and locus weights

Database searching.

Validation and implementation 

1530 - 1600

EXERCISE. Database search functions

Wrap up. 

1600 - 1630

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