Report Date

December 2016


Purpose

In 2016, the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) at RTI International hosted a three-part webinar series on Microbial Forensics in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). The objective of this webinar series was to discuss the history and basics of microbial forensic investigations, provide the viewer with an understanding of microbiology as applied to forensics, and evaluate the ways in which microbial forensics can be expanded to resolve forensic casework.


Report Summary

This report summarizes the content of the 2016 three-part webinar series, as well as the reception of the series by the forensics community. The project team made surveys available to all participants immediately following each webinar to obtain data metrics to assess the quality and impact of discussion content, and to gain information on the structure of the web audience. The webinar series and this document is available on the FTCoE website, www.ForensicCOE.org, therefore providing the community with a resource for future reference and sustainability.

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Archived Webinar Series

For more information, check out the archived webinar series on microbial forensics.

Session 1: Learning About Microbial Forensics
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Session 2: Basics of Microbiology as they Apply to Microbial Forensics
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Session 3: Expansion of Microbial Forensics 
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