MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#DNA--Explore the latest developments in forensic DNA research, process and

techniques alongside scientists, law enforcement professionals and

forensic experts from around the world at the 29th

24–27, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.



29th International Symposium on Human Identification


For the past 28 years, ISHI has been witness to emerging
technologies, changing policies and significant advances in
forensics. This year’s scientific symposium will cover current
issues in forensic DNA analysis including legislative updates, use
of rapid DNA technology, prosecution of cold case sex crimes,
genetic genealogy and more. Focused topic workshops held before and
after symposium sessions provide an opportunity to dig deeper into
practical topics. Workshop offerings include:

• Applying a Systems Approach to Forensic DNA Mixture Interpretation

• Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) mtDNA Analysis

• Evaluating and Optimizing National Institute of Justice Grant

• Building Mental Strength for Career Sustainability

• Root Cause Analysis in Forensic Laboratories

• AABB Accreditation Process and Proficiency



Symposium keynote Andrew
is the CEO of Humane Genomics, Inc. His work focuses on
using engineered viruses for good. He is also a founding member of
the GP-Write leadership team advancing the international genomics
effort to write large genomes, including the human genome. Andrew
is a faculty member at Singularity University, a global community
applying exponential technologies to solving the world’s largest
challenges. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, his presentations
introduce people to what’s happening on the leading edge of
biotechnology and bioengineering. Hessel will be joined by a wide
range of presenters speaking on topics that range from forensic
policy to genetic genealogy and beyond. For a comprehensive list
of presenters as they are confirmed, visit



Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Partner Hotels:

• Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 100 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

• Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Both hotels are located within walking distance from the Phoenix
Convention Center.

Venue information and online reservations link:



September 24–27, 2018



ISHI is the largest conference to focus on DNA analysis for human
identification. It attracts more than 900 DNA analysts and forensic
scientists from around the world, providing these professionals an
opportunity to explore and discuss the latest research, technologies
and ethical issues in the field today.



for a conference agenda and late-breaking updates.

About Promega

This symposium for forensic experts and suppliers is offered through

Promega Corporation, a leader in providing innovative solutions and

technical support to the life sciences industry. Promega Corporation has

provided products for DNA-based human identification for over 20 years.

The company’s 3,500 products enable scientists worldwide to advance

their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug

discovery and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is

headquartered in Madison, WI, USA, with branches in 16 countries and

over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit


Penny Patterson

Sr. Director, Communications



Phone: (608) 274-4330