Parabon NanoLabs’ (Parabon), Director of Bioinformatics, Dr. Ellen McRae Greytak, will deliver a talk titled “DNA Phenotyping: Predicting Ancestry and Physical Appearance from Forensic DNA” on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. at the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI). Parabon will also be exhibiting at the symposium, which will be held Oct. 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Dr. Greytak serves as the scientific lead for Parabon’s Snapshot Forensic DNA Phenotyping Service. Parabon unveiled Snapshot last December, after four years of development with funding support from the U.S. Department of Defense. She will discuss the Snapshot research program and how the service is being actively used by law enforcement.
The ISHI conference attracts attendees from around the world in fields such as medicine, forensics, anthropology and law enforcement. Now in its 26th year, ISHI has witnessed new technologies, changing policies and new trends in forensics. Over 100 scientific poster presentations will occur over the 3-day event, and more than 50 vendors in the fields of forensics, DNA analysis, evidence collection and DNA phenotyping will attend. On being invited to present at the conference, Greytak said, “ISHI is one of the premier forensic conferences in the U.S. and an outstanding venue through which to promote new technologies like Snapshot. We are most pleased to have the opportunity to present and exhibit at this year’s event.”
Parabon NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation forensic and therapeutic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA. Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and chemistry to computer science and pharmacology, Parabon is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, analysis and manufacturing technologies.
Parabon is located at 11260 Roger Bacon Drive #406, Reston.