World’s Foremost Forensic DNA Experts, Scientists and Law Enforcement to Gather October 2-5 in Seattle for the 2017 International Symposium on Human Identification

09-May-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 11:16 PM Print This Post

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Join scientists, law enforcement professionals and forensic experts from
around the world to learn about the latest developments in forensic DNA
research, techniques and processes at the 28th
International Symposium on Human Identification
(ISHI), October 2-5,
2017, in Seattle, Washington.



28th International Symposium on Human Identification

For the past 27 years, ISHI has been witness to new technologies,
changing policies and trends in forensics. This year’s scientific
symposium will cover current issues in forensic DNA analysis
including the pros and cons of familial search policy, privacy in
the era of big databases, advances in next generation sequencing
(NGS) and more. Focused topic workshops held before and after the
main symposium sessions provide an opportunity to dig deeper into
practical topics. Workshop offerings include:

• Likelihood Ratio Application

• Expert Witness Preparation

• New Tools for Body Fluid Identification

• Detecting and Resolving Errors in Forensic Testing

• Mindfulness for Forensic Scientists



Bestselling author, Michael
will open ISHI 28 with a keynote describing the inner
workings of the Vidocq Society, an exclusive group of the world’s
foremost forensic investigators who volunteer to work the toughest
cold cases. Capuzzo’s The Murder Room draws readers into a
chilling, darkly humorous, alternate universe as the three
founding investigators travel far from their comfortable offices
to hunt the ruthless murders of a millionaire’s son, a serial
killer who carves off faces, and a child killer enjoying fifty
years of freedom and dark fantasy. Capuzzo will be joined by a
wide range of presenters speaking on topics that range from
forensic policy to genetic genealogy and beyond. For a
comprehensive list of presenters as they are confirmed, visit



Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101

Partner Hotel:

Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Located within walking distance from the Washington State
Convention Center and steps from Pike Place Market and the Seattle
waterfront in the heart of downtown Seattle.



October 2-5, 2017


ISHI is the largest conference to focus on DNA analysis for human
identification. It attracts more than 900 DNA analysts and forensic
scientists from around the world, providing these professionals an
opportunity to explore and discuss the latest research, technologies
and ethical issues in the field today.


for a conference agenda and late-breaking updates.


About Promega

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 3,500 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


Promega Corporation
Penny Patterson
Sr. Director,
Phone: (608) 274-4330
E-mail: [email protected]


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