A streamlined AWS implementation for processing high-volume forensic DNA data will be presented (https://www.fsigenetics.com/article/S1872-4973(17)30177-1/abstract), and examples of how next-generation DNA technologies are being applied to solve cold-cases will be discussed. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide input to a pilot concept for opensource data collection for forensic applications.

AWS tools: S3, MySQL, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda

Dr. Seth A. Faith is currently a strategic consultant and principal investigator in the Office of Research at The Ohio State University (OSU). He previously held positions as an assistant professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and as research leader in Biosecurity at Battelle Memorial Institute. Dr. Faith has led industry and US government sponsored research and development, producing the worldโ€™s first systems for using next-generation sequencing compatible with the U.S. National DNA Database, as well as a Cloud-based bioinformatics for forensic DNA analysis. Presently, Dr. Faith serves in advisory roles for committees that oversee the standards of forensic science in the US, including The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Standards Board (ASB). He has a PhD in Biomedical Science from Northeast Ohio Medical University, received specialized biodefense training as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and is a self-taught bioinformatician and genetic data hacker.

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