Familias home page
This page contains information connected to the book
Relationship Inference with Familias and R by Egeland, Kling,
and Mostad, available from Elsevier.
Examples and exercises are based on the programs Familias
FamLink (tutorial), FamLinkX (tutorial) and
R Familias (manual).
The R library BookEKM (gz-format) , BookEKM (zip) contains functions and code for some examples and exercises in the book.
Several other R libraries, developed by others, all available from
cran, are also exemplified.
disclap, disclapmix, DNAprofiles, DNAtools, identity, kinship2, and paramlink.
Please check web and help pages for further information.
Solutions for all exercises in the book are available
selected exercises are freely available.
There are also video solutions and tutorials.
(Some videos in Spanish are also available.)
Some of the exercises require input files and these are available:
Video recorded talk by Thore Egeland: Relationship Inference with Familias and R.
ISHI workshop , Seattle, WA, US. See also HITA.
Workshop: Kinship analysis.
Date and venue: Aug 29, ISFG 2017, Seoul, South Korea.
Teachers: Thore Egeland and Klaas Slooten.
Workshop: Familial Testing and Identification.
Date and venue: March 15-17 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Teachers: Thore Egeland, Yarimar Ruiz, Lourdes Prieto.
Course organiser: Yarimar Ruiz
Activity before 2016
X-chromosomal markers and FamLinkX, Nov 23-24 2016, Buenos Aires,
Teachers: Thore Egeland and Leonor Gusmão.
Course Organiser: Andrea Colussi SAGF.
Program: Statistical methods in genetics using R, Nov 16-19 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Teachers: Magnus Dehli Vigeland and Thore Egeland.
Please contact course organiser Leonor Gusmão (email lgusmao at ipatimup.pt) for further information.
- EUROFORGEN-NoE Webinar Nov 9, 2016.
Topic: Relationship Inference with Familias.
The audio quality was poor in the webinar, sorry,
here is a remake, a
video version (same video, lower quality
30.3 MB ) recorded after the webinar.
- Workshop on evaluation of DNA evidence,
Ljubljana, Oct 3-6 2016.
Please contact Katja Drobnič, email
katja.drobnic at policija.si, for further information.
Advanced Relationship Inference Workshop Chair: Daniel Kling (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Services).
In connection with ISHI, International Symposium of Human Identification, Minn, USA, Sep 26-29, 2016.
Euroforgen workshop program: Familial Testing and Identification.
Rome Sep 22-23, 2016.
- Here's the program and material
for the workshop Familial testing, X-files, FamLinkX.
Leonor Gusmão, Nádia Pinto and Thore Egeland.
Sep 6, 2016, XXI Jornadas del GHEP-ISFG, Bayahíbe (República Dominicana).
Statistical Methods in Forensic Genetics.
Bologna, Italy, June 6-7, 2016.
Relationship inference with Familias and FamLink.
Teacher: Daniel Kling (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Services).
In connection with
CSFS Conference 2016,
May 19, Montreal, Canada.
- Familial testing: Autosomal and X chromosomal markers.
Teachers: Thore Egeland, Leonor Gusmão and Nádia Pinto.
Organisers: Leonor Gusmão and Elizeu F. Carvalho.
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, March 28 - April 1, 2016.
- Statistical methods in forensic genetics.
Athens Feb 11-12, 2016.
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