Workshop program: Familial testing, X-files, FamLinkX
Date and venue: Sep 6 XXI Jornadas del GHEP-ISFG, Bayahíbe (República Dominicana)
Teachers: Leonor Gusmão, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Nádia Pinto IPATIMUP and
Thore Egeland NMBU , NIPH
GHEP-ISFG and Referencia Lab
Updated: September 6, 2016 (further updates until Sep 13) by Thore Egeland
Contents and practical information
- The course introduces statistical methods in forensic genetics with applications to
relationship inference using X-chromosomal markers. The course is aimed both for case
workers in forensic labs and scientists.
- Lectures will be in Spanish, Portuguese and English (with brief translations).
- The hands on exercises are based on the
freely available software FamLinkX, developed by Daniel Kling.
The participants should bring a laptop
with FamLinkX, preferably version 2.5 (available from Aug 22 2016)
- Assistance for installation will be provided at the workshop, if needed. Note that
installation is typically only possible if you are administrator on your laptop.
- 09.00 − 09.15 Practical Information. Course organiser
- 09.15 − 10.30 Likelihood ratios with X examples . Nádia Pinto
- 10.30 − 11.00 Coffee break
- 11.00 − 12.30 The usefulness of X chromosome markers in kinship analysis. Leonor Gusmão
- 12.30 − 13.30 Lunch
- 13.30 − 15.45 X-linked markers : Repetition, haplotype frequencies.
FamLinkX demo video .
More videos (Chapter 4). Thore Egeland
- 15.45 − 16.15 Coffee break
- 16.15 − 18.00 Exercises: The FamLinkX exercises 4.12-4.14, 4.16-4.18 are from the book "Relationship Inference with Familias and R" by Egeland, Kling, and Mostad available from Elsevier. The required material is
freely available: exercises ,
solutions , zipped input files . Thore Egeland