Maximizing STR success with the most challenging types of sample using multiplex real-time PCR quantification of total human and total male DNA

Quantification of the DNA in a sample is typically the only pre-STR analysis step in forensic casework. Therefore, it is both useful and necessary to extract as much information as possible from these samples, aiding in both the setup of the STR reaction and interpretation of unexpected results. The quantification step should be seen as a quality control step rather than just a quantification of the DNA concentration.

This webinar, hosted by Forensic Magazine, presents the first results from a novel quantification assay.

The Investigator Quantiplex HYres Kit provides:

Robust data on total human and total male DNA quantification
Accurate prediction of STR success
Sensitivity down to <1 pg/µl with validated multi-copy targets

Dr. Francesca Di Pasquale

Francesca Di Pasquale
Dr. Francesca Di Pasquale obtained her degree in medicinal chemistry in 2004 from the University of Padova in Italy. During this time she also studied at the University of Medicinal Chemistry in Bonn in Germany, writing her diploma thesis at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She then joined the Faculty of Chemistry and Life Science at the Excellence University of Konstanz, obtaining a PhD in Natural Science in 2008. She now holds the position at QIAGEN of Senior Scientist in Applied Testing R&D.