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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $4,520,121)
The purpose of this proposal is for Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) to provide the following support to the forensic community: (1) prepare CODIS-eligible criminal offender samples for inclusion into SDIS & NDIS databases; (2) provide general forensic casework for FRN identified states; (3) conduct evaluation of expert systems for automated review of convicted offender data in a comparison study; (4) improve conviction rate of sexual assailants by training SANE nurses; (5) sponsor ASCLD 2006 meeting; (6) determine the most viable DNA sources from pre- and post-embalmed bodies; (7) continue scientific research to support current and future development of searchable databases for forensic crime laboratories; (8) and utilize the DNA training laboratory to support the training of 60 scientists through the President's DNA initiative.
The purpose of this proposal is for Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) to provide the following support to the forensic community: (1) Prepare CODIS-eligible criminal offender samples for inclusion into SDIS & NDIS databases. (2) Provide general forensic casework and Y-STR analysis for FRN identified states. (3) Automate reviews of convicted offender data and forensic casework data. (4) Improve conviction rate of sexual assailants by training SANE nurses. (5) Sponsor NIJ Applied Technologies Conference in 2007. (6) Continue scientific research for development of databases for individualization. (7) Utilize DNA training laboratory to assist the forensics community through the PDI. (8) Sponsor MAAFS 2008 meeting.
- Optimization of Microhaplotypes for Advanced DNA Mixture Deconvolution
- Enhanced Ignitable Liquid and Substrate Database Functionality for Improved Casework and Research.
- Assessing the reliability of modern µXRF technology for expanded impact on the forensic examination and interpretation of trace evidence