3rd ISABS conference

European-American School in Forencis Genetics and
Mayo Clinic Course in Advanved Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Zagreb, September 1-5, 2003

Conference book of Abstracts

ORGANIZERS

Program Directors

  • Moses Schanfield, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Dragan Primorac, University of Split, Split, Croatia
  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Organizing Institutions

Standing Committee of the Mayo Clinic-University of Advanced Medical Education

  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović, Ph.D.
  • Nada Čikeš, M.D., Ph.D.
  • John La Forgia
  • Nijaz Hadžić, M.D. Ph.D.
  • Thomas McDonald, M.D.
  • Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Mark Wilhelm, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Frederick Bieber, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • Bruce Budowle, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington D.C., USA
  • Mitchell Holland, The Bode Technology Group, Inc., Springfield, VA, USA
  • Ed Huffine, International Commission on Missing Persons, USA
  • Doron Lancet, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Henry Lee, Connecticut State Police, Meriden, CT, USA
  • Slobodan Macura, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Timothy Palmbach, Connecticut State Police, Meriden, CT, USA
  • Thomas Parsons, Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Walter Parson Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jeffrey Platt, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Raj Puri, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • David Rowe, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, USA
  • Stephen Russell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • John Ryan, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., Salt Lake City, USA
  • David I. Smith, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Richard Weinshilboum, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Local Organizing Committee

  • Šimun Andelinović, Croatia
  • Ivana Erceg, Croatia
  • Dalibor Marijanović, Croatia
  • Inga Marijanović, Croatia
  • Vedrana Škaro, Croatia
PROGRAM

The 2003 symposium features sessions addressing

European-American School in Forensic Genetics

  • Analysis of X and Y Chromosomes
  • Bioterrorism
  • DNA Analysis in Mass Disaster
  • DNA Data Banks
  • DNA Identification of Skeletal Remains
  • DNA in the Court-room (Scientific, Statistical and Legal Aspects)
  • Ethical Issues in Forensic Science
  • Innovations in DNA Typing Technologies
  • Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
  • Plant and Animal DNA Typing
  • Statistics in Forensic Science
  • Workshop: PCR-Based Detection Instruments and Chemistry in Forensic Genetics

Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine

  • Bioethics
  • Cell Engineering for Bone Marrow Transplants and Immunotherapy
  • Design of Clinical Trials
  • DNA Patenting
  • Genomics and Pharmacogenetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Proteomics
  • Stem Cells
  • Vector Design and Application (Gene Therapy)
  • Xenotransplantation
  • Workshop: PCR-Based Detection Instruments and Chemistry in Molecular Medicine
SPEAKERS

European-American School in Forensic Genetics

  • Antonio Alonso (National Institute of Toxicology, Madrid, Spain)
  • Ted Anderson (Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, MD, USA)
  • Christopher Asplen (Smith Alling Lane, London, UK)
  • Michael Baden (New York State Police, NY, USA)
  • Christine Boyer (Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, MD, USA)
  • Zoran Budimlija (Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY, USA)
  • Cassandra Calloway (Roche Molecular Systems, Alameda, CA, USA)
  • Dave Coffman (Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, FL, USA)
  • Yasser Daoudi (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA)
  • Tracy Dawson (George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)
  • Pero Dimsoski (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA)
  • Rebecca Hamm (Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, MD, US)
  • Juergen Henke (Institute fuer Blutgruppenforschung, Cologne, Germany)
  • Charity Holland (Bode Technology Group, Springfield, VA, USA)
  • Mitchell Holland* (Bode Technology Group, Springfield, VA, USA)
  • Edwin Huffine (International Commission on Missing Persons, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Marty Johnson (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA)
  • Linda Kenney (Forensic Lawyer, Red Bank NJ, USA)
  • Greggory LaBerge (Denver Police Department and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA)
  • Carll Ladd (Connecticut State Police, Meriden, CT, USA)
  • Henry Lee* (Connecticut State Police, Meriden, CT, USA)
  • Jose Lorente (University of Granada, Granada, Spain)
  • Stephen Lupton (Promega Corporation, Madison, WI, USA)
  • Terry Melton (Mitotyping Technologies, State College, PA, USA)
  • Heather Miller (Coyle Connecticut State Police, Meriden, CT, USA)
  • Timothy Palmbach* (Connecticut State Police, Meriden, CT, USA)
  • Walther Parson (Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Vincenzo Pascali* (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy)
  • Haskell Pitluck (McHenry County Circuit Court, Woodstock, IL, USA)
  • Tanja Popović (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA)
  • Dragan Primorac (Medical School Split, Split, Croatia)
  • Mechthild Prinz (Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY, USA)
  • Marilyn Raymond (National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA)
  • John RyanMyriad (Genetic Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
  • Antti Sajantila (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
  • Moses Schanfield* (George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)
  • Peter Underhill* (Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA)
  • Erin Williams* (Foundation for Genetic Medicine, Reston, VA, USA)* Plenary speaker

Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine

  • Gideon Bach (Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Pavo Barišić* (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Frederick Bieber* (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)
  • Fiona Brew (Affymetrix, London, UK Phil DanielsonUniversity of Denver, Denver, CO, USA)
  • Allan Dietz (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Eithan Galun (Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Dennis Gastineau (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Dennis Gilbert* (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA)
  • Francis Glorieux (McGill University, Shriners Hospital for Children, MontrÈal, QC, Canada)
  • Doron Lancet (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
  • Slobodan Macura (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Nino Margetić (National Centre for Genotyping, Paris, France)
  • Tonci Matulić* (School of Catholic Theology, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Thomas Meitinger (Institute of Human Genetics, Technical University Munich and GSF National Research Institute, Neuherberg, Germany)
  • Dean Nižetić (University of London, London, England)
  • Kresimir Pavelić (Institute Rugjer BoskoviÁ, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Pier Franco Pignatti (Institute of Biology and Genetics University of Verona, Italy)
  • Doros Platika (Centegenetix, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Jeffrey Platt* (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Raj Puri (Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, MD, USA)
  • David Rowe (University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA)
  • Stephen Russell (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Edgar Schreiber (Celera Diagnostics, Alameda, CA, USA)
  • David Smith (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Davor Šolter (Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany)
  • L. David Tomei (Xenomics Inc., Richmond, CA, USA)
  • Petros Tsipouras (University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA)
  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Richard Weinshilboum* (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Patrick Willems* (Synergene, Mechelen, Belgium)
  • Catherine Wu (University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA)
  • George Wu (University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA)