Applying for the Genetics Training Module in Argentina as part of the African School of Forensic Sciences and Human Rights
EAAF and its partner organizations are now accepting applications for the Genetics Training Module of the African School of Forensic Sciences and Human Rights. The two-week course will be held at EAAF’s genetics laboratory in Cordoba, Argentina, initially scheduled to take place during December 2012. EAAF geneticists will teach and moderate practical exercises involving:
- Processing bone samples
- Kinship matching identifications
- Creating regional population databases
- Conducting large-scale genetic comparisons
- “Rescuing” challenging cases through use of STR and additional genetic markers like mini-STRs, SNPs, Indels, mitochondrial DNA sequencing, and Y-Chromosome STR testing
Upon completion of the course, students will have increased ability to design genetics testing strategies for cases of human rights violations and/or criminal investigations and/or mass disasters in their own laboratories, or in requesting genetics testing from other laboratories. All classes will be taught in English.
To apply or request more information, please write to email@example.com with the subject line “African School - Genetics.”
Deadline for applications: August 15, 2012
All accepted participants will have their travel and accommodation costs covered for the duration of the training.
- Experience as a forensic geneticist.
- At least 3 years experience in the field
- Institutional authorization
- Ability to communicate in English
- Cover Letter (describing interest in the genetics training)
- Two letters of recommendation
- A letter of support from employing institution (if applicable)
With EAAF approval, these supporting documents may be submitted in a language other than English.