Afternoon Session I: Trace Microbiome

The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. Original Live Symposium took place on 02/20/2018.


Trace Microbiome

Developing Reliable Methods for Microbial Fingerprinting of Soil Evidence: Collection, Contamination, Storage, and Analysis
David Foran: Michigan State University

Evaluating the Skin Microbiome as Trace Evidence on Common Surface Types
David Carter: University of California, San Diego

Forensic Geosourcing Potential of the Human Microbiome
Lauren Brinkac Leone: J. Craig Venter Institute

Candidates of Skin Microbiomes for Human Identification
Bruce Budowle: University of North Texas Health Science Center

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.