Forensic Genetics (2020/2021)

Course code
cod wi: DT000062
Name of lecturer
Stefania Turrina
Coordinator
Stefania Turrina
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
MED/43 - FORENSIC MEDICINE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 20/21 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2020 al Sep 30, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Provide the theoretical and methodological knowledge required for the analysis of biological samples in forensic genetics

Syllabus

Introduction and brief history of Forensic Genetics
Biological samples collection, storage and characterization
DNA Extraction and quantification
DNA amplification by PCR
Forensic genetic markers (STRs, SNPs and mitochondrial DNA)
Forensic DNA Typing and data interpretation
DNA profiling and Weight of evidence
Crime scene investigation: degraded DNA, Low Copy Number typing, mixed DNA profiles
Paternity and kinship testing

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
J.M. Butler Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology Elsevier 2011
Stefania Turrina Appunti di lezione  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination (not required)

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