AFDAA 2017


Join us at the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA) 2017 summer meeting in Austin, TX on July 6–7, 2017. The two-day conference will showcase the latest developments in forensic DNA analysis. Stop by our booth to meet our experts and learn about our Sample to Insight solutions for your laboratory.

We will be hosting the annual evening reception on the Thursday, July 6. Please join us for food and drinks.

Reception location: Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, a quick 7-minute walk from the Omni Hotel.

Workshop Details:

 We are delighted to invite you to join our morning half-day pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, July 5.

Time: Breakfast from 7:30–8:00, Workshop from 8:00–12:00

Workshop title:  A peek behind the QIAcurtain – Insight into why we do what we do

Speakers:  The QIAGEN All-Stars

Workshop abstract:  Take a deeper look into the world of QIAGEN R&D as we delve into the inner workings of our products and development processes. Topics include:

•  Extraction, don’t take it for granted!
•  What makes a Quant Kit tick?
•  The fine balance of an STR Multiplex
•  Development of robotics that really work for HID
•  Future directions – Pyro and NGS

Visit the official AFDAA 2017 event website
Register for AFDAA 2017 and workshop

We look forward to seeing you at AFDAA in Austin!


Angela Cacioppo, MPS

Global Market Manager, Demand Generation

Angela joined QIAGEN in 2017. She received her Master's Degree in Forensic Science (biology track) from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining QIAGEN, Angela worked at The Bode Technology Group (a.k.a Bode Cellmark Forensics) as a DNA analyst, where she processed thousands of DNA samples and traveled the United States to testify as an expert witness. Afterwards, she joined LGC, where she was involved in the rollout and deployment of new and innovated technology, ParaDNA Systems, that facilitates the screening and triage of DNA samples.

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