Catalog 2021-2022

CHE 331 Forensic DNA Analysis

A hands-on training experience in modern methods for obtaining and interpreting DNA profiles in forensic applications. All aspects of the process are taught, including: sampling extraction, quantification, amplification, and acquisition of a DNA profile. The interpretation of results, including multiple-source mixed DNA samples, will be discussed. Students operate instrumentation relevant to modern forensic laboratories, including extraction robots, quantification instruments, thermal cyclers, and genetic analyzers. This course is conducted in collaboration with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Largo, FL. Periodic travel to the NFSTC facility is required.




BIO 200


May Term