DNA Evidence to Investigative Insights

The time is now for massively parallel sequencing in forensic genomics labs

DEII Conferences

DNA Evidence to Investigative Insights (DEII) Conferences bring together leading forensic scientists to share their experiences with massively parallel sequencing (MPS), also known as next-generation sequencing (NGS), and its implementation into routine forensic operations.

These events present a distinguished line-up of speakers covering a wide variety of relevant topics including:

  • Using MPS methods for DNA casework
  • RNA-based MPS methods for improved serological confirmatory testing
  • ForenSeq automation for operational efficiencies
  • National forensic DNA databases and the impact of MPS
Exchange thoughts and ideas and participate in networking opportunities with the speakers, colleagues, and members of the Illumina Forensic Genomics team.


Massively Parallel Sequencing - The Time is Now
Massively Parallel Sequencing – The Time is Now

Hear from key opinion leaders in the field of forensic genomics about how MPS/NGS is transforming the field of forensic genomics.

More conclusive results in forensic testing are now a practical reality thanks to advances in genomics. Illumina MPS/NGS technology and informatics deliver far more insight from forensic DNA than traditional methods, with a much higher resolution than ever before possible.

Insights from the First European DEII Meeting

Six forensic scientists discuss the implementation of massively parallel sequencing in forensic genomics laboratories.

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Past conferences have included the following topics in addition to networking events and panel discussions.

DEII Berlin 19 May 2016

Agenda included:

  • SNPs, STRs and SNP-STRs
  • Developmental Validation of the MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System
  • Implementation of MPS into a Specialist Casework Laboratory
  • Investigating the use of MPS for Non-Human and other Forensic Applications
  • Facilitating High Throughput Operations: Automation of Library Preparation Using Hamilton Platforms
  • The Impact of MPS on National Databases: Considerations, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Macro-Level Perspective of MPS


DEII Sydney 11 Nov 2015

Agenda included:

  • Implementation of MPS into the judicial system
  • Implementation of MPS into intelligence-led policing
  • Ethical and legal issues around MPS and phenotype estimation
  • Data generation and storage issues
  • Additionally, labs were invited to participate in a side-by-side “wet lab” comparison of CE vs. NGS for routine forensic analysis