MADISON, Wis. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- When the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) began in 1989, forensics was an emerging science, rife with possibilities. Few could have predicted that 25 short years later, scientists and researchers would be discussing the legitimate possibility of creating genetic “mug shots” or using trace amounts of DNA from excavation sites to piece together lost history.
Today, ISHI is the largest conference on DNA analysis for human identification. The 25th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) 2014 will be held September 29–October 2 at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. This year, more than 50 experts representing the fields of forensic science, DNA typing and fingerprinting, medical molecular diagnostics and genomics will speak to emerging forensic DNA practices and technological advances over the last 25 years. ISHI 2014 presenters include:
Experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), including the CODIS Unit, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), top national and international research universities, public and private forensic labs, various state forensic science bureaus, police departments and state attorneys’ offices, and expert DNA witnesses will be represented. A full agenda, speaker biographies and continuing program updates are available at the symposium website: www.ishinews.com.
This symposium for forensic experts and suppliers is offered through Promega Corporation, a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. Promega Corporation has provided products for DNA-based human identification for over 20 years. The company’s 3,000 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA, with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit www.promega.com.