The Global Forensic and Justice Center at Florida International University is dedicated to supporting the justice community through innovative research, programs, evaluation of the latest technologies, forensic science education and laboratory quality reviews. Our goal is for all stakeholders to receive and provide the highest level of forensic science services.

As part of this commitment, we are making available the nearly 30-year archive of training material, symposia, poster presentations, and technical evaluations completed by our founding component, the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC).

Laser Microdissection Technology Transfer Workshop for Examiners

July 30-31, 2007

Workshop Overview - The purpose of this technology transfer workshop is to provide the student with an introduction to laser microdissection (LMD), methods for preparing samples for LMD, LMD operation, methods for DNA analysis of LMD recovered cells, and an understanding of the application of LMD recovery to sexual assault evidence analysis.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

Welcome and Introduction

Presentation | Video

Introduction to LMD technology

Presentation | Basic cell identification: sperm and epithelial cells | Video

Lab Practical Overview




Research Studies

Presentation | Video 1 | Video 2

Advanced LMD Forensic Applications

Presentation | Video

LMD Microscopy Research and Experience

Presentation | Video

Research on Chromosome Paint of Diploid Cells


Novel Processing Plan for LMD Analysis of Sexual Assault Evidence

Presentation | Video

Global Forensic and Justice Center

11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

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