- ½ day Friday Morning, June 14th, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Rob Ogden, Hope Draheim & Stefan Prost
- High throughput (NGS) sequencing in wildlife forensics: where are we and where are we going?
The uptake and application of high-throughput (NGS) sequencing is well-established in the wildlife research community, has started to deliver novel DNA markers for wildlife forensics and in some cases is now validated as a direct analytical technique in human DNA forensics. The advent of cheap, portable sequencing platforms has brought high-throughput sequencing within reach of both smaller-scale labs and, potentially, the wildlife law enforcement community. This workshop will examine the technological state-of-the-art, current needs, opportunities and limitations, and the validation requirements for transferring high-throughput sequencing into wildlife forensic casework applications. This session is suitable for anyone with an interest in the future of DNA sequencing in wildlife forensic science.