Inaugural Gordon Research Conference on Forensic DNA Analysis

The first Gordon Research Conference (GRC) to focus on Forensic Analysis of Human DNA will be held early this summer. The conference, "Advancing Fundamental Technologies from the Crime Lab to the Crime Scene," will take place June 19-24, 2016 in Waterville Valley, NH. Applications to attend must be submitted by May 22, 2016.


The Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are a group of prestigious international scientific conferences organized by a non-profit organization of the same name. The conference topics cover frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. The GRC style of conferences features limits attendance (about 175 people), and all applicants are screened by the chairs and vice chairs with the goal of creating a discussion-intensive conference.

The Forensic Analysis of Human DNA GRC will be chaired by James P. Landers and Joan M. Bienvenue of the University of Virginia, with Vice Chairs Robin Cotton with Boston University School of Medicine and Steven Lee with San Jose State University.

There are no overlapping sessions, with 22 talks over 4.5 days from a lineup of speakers that represent the best in the field worldwide, and 15-20 minute discussion sessions after each talk.

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