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STRmix™ Training Workshop, 6-9 June 2017 (4 days), Location: Maryland

Monday, 3 April 2017

Spaces are limited, so please download the registration form STRmix-workshop-USA-June-6-9-2017-reg-form.compressed.pdf : and email it to  bjorn.sutherland@esr.cri.nz before May 6th 2017 to register your interest (1 form per participant).

Location:

ATF National Laboratory Center, Beltsville, MD   

 

Workshop price: $US 3,000 per participant

 

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
  • 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

Close

Close

Close

Close

 

STRmix™ Trial version installation: This will be a remote installation approximately a week before the start of the workshop.  A laptop is required during the workshop and the specifications are as follows:

 

Minimum specifications

Recommended specifications

Intel core 2 (Quad core) processor

Intel core i5, i7 processor  or better

4 GB RAM

16 GB RAM

10MB free HDD space

10MB free HDD space

Windows XP Professional

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

 

Software specifications:

  • Windows XP service pack 2,  Windows Vista service pack 1, Windows 7 service pack 1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Java version 1.7 or later.
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