Live webinar presented by Dr. Maher “Max” Noureddine
September 16, 2021, 1:00 pm
90 min of CLE credit anticipated
As a follow up to his program offered on Aug. 5, 2021, Dr. Noureddine will offer this additional presentation on probabilistic genotyping (PG) software. This presentation will provide more in-depth information about likelihood ratios and PG software used to interpret complex DNA mixtures. After a brief review of the concepts of likelihood ratio and probabilistic genotyping, the program will focus on PG output/results and, in general terms, what the software is doing to process a sample.
Attendees should have familiarity with PG software from attending Dr. Noureddine’s Aug. 5 webinar, or a similar program. Attendees should have a solid understanding of how to read a complex mixture electropherogram and appreciate the jump from Random Match Probability/Combined Probability of Inclusion statistics to likelihood ratios.
For anyone needing a review prior to this advanced program, here’s a presentation about Probabilistic Genotyping Software by Dr. Dan Krane.
This program is part of the 2021 IDS Forensic Science Education Series. The webinars will be presented monthly and are free to attend. Attorneys who want CLE credit for attending will be billed $3.50 per credit hour by the State Bar. Use this link to register for all webinars in the series and attend any that are of interest.
Dr. Maher “Max” Noureddine is molecular geneticist with extensive background in scientific research in human genetics and expertise in DNA forensics. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center (The Center for Human Genetics), where he published many articles on the genetics of Parkinson Disease and other human genetic disorders. His expertise includes specialized training in complex genomics, DNA fingerprinting, mitochondrial genome analysis, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism studies, and state of the art methodologies in gene structure and function studies. Currently, as a recognized forensic DNA expert and President of the forensics consulting company ForensiGen, LLC, Dr. Noureddine provides services and expert consultation to law professionals on DNA and serology evidence in criminal and civil cases, as well as consulting services to the public in the area of genetic testing.