Sunday, October 12, 2008, Madison, Wisconsin

Description:   The development of non-autosomal genetic markers for relationship analysis brings new opportunities for analysis. Speakers at this workshop discuss new advances in the use of STR analysis of Y-Chromosome and X-Chromosome markers as well as mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis. In addition, methods for inclusion of non-autosomal results in calculations are presented.

Objectives: After attending the HITA/ABB Workshop participants will be able to:


  • Understand non-autosomal genetic systems
  • Determine the types of cases where non-autosomal genetic markers are useful
  • Incorporate the statistical power of non-autosomal genetic markers into calculations



Time                           Topic                             Speaker

1:00 – 1:15              Introduction                       Michael Baird, Ph.D.


1:15 – 2:00             Y-Chromosome STRs        David Einum, Ph.D.


2:00 – 2:45            X-Chromosome STRs        Keen Wilson, Ph.D.


2:45 – 3:00            BREAK


3:00 – 3:45            Mitochondrial Testing       Michael Coble, Ph.D.


3:45 – 4:30            Calculations                         David Gjeretson, Ph.D.


4:30 – 5:00           Panel Discussion                 All