4th ISABS conference

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European-American School in Forensic Genetics and
Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 5-9, 2005

Conference book of Abstracts

ORGANIZERS

Program Directors

  • Moses Schanfield, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Dragan Primorac, University of Split, Split and Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia
  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA (Executive director for this conference)

Organizing Institutions

Standing Committee of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine\University of Zagreb International Program in Advanced Medical Education

  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović, Ph.D., Chair
  • 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.Program Committee
  • Christopher Asplen (Smith Alling Lane, LLC, Washington, DC)
  • Frederick Bieber (Harvard Medical School. Boston, Massachussets)
  • Mitchell Holland (The Bode Technology Group, Springfield, Virginia, USA)
  • Doron Lancet (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
  • Henry Lee (University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut)
  • Timothy Palmbach (University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut)
  • Jeffrey Platt (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota), Chair
  • Gregory Poland (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Dragan Primorac (University of Split, Split, Croatia and University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
  • Stephen J. Russell (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Moses Schanfield (George Washington University, Washington, DC)
  • David I. Smith (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota)

Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Suzanne Barritt-Ross
  • Hanns-Georg Klein
  • Carl Ladd
  • Stephen Lupton
  • Marilyn Menotti-Raymond
  • Walther Parson
  • Krešimir Pavelić
  • Mechthild Prinz
  • John Ryan
  • Antti Sajantila
  • Silvana Santachiara-Benerecetti
  • Edgar Schreiber
  • Ornella Semino
  • Mirko Spiroski
  • Erin Williams

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Šimun Anđelinović
  • Ivana Erceg Ivkošić, Chair
  • Ante Ivkošić
  • Dalibor Marijanović
  • Inga Marijanović
  • Damir Marjanović
  • Frane Paić
  • Petar Projić
  • Ivana Šamija
  • Vedrana Škaro
  • Andrea Tomljenović
SPEAKERS

Advanced Forensic Genetics in Fighting Crime and Biodefense

  • Antonio Alonso (National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Madrid. Spain)
  • Christopher Asplen (Smith Alling Lane, LLC, Washington, DC, USA)
  • *Frederick Bieber (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
  • *Zoran Budimlija (Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, New York, USA)
  • *Theresa Caragine (Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, New York, USA)
  • Heather Miller Coyle (Connecticut State Police, Meriden, Connecticut, USA)
  • *Cecelia Crouse (Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
  • *Dora Gransden (Promega, Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
  • Joy Halverson (QuestGen Forensics, Davis, California, USA)
  • Jürgen Henke (Institut für Blutgruppenforschung, Cologne, Germany)
  • Mitchell Holland (Forensic DNA Consultants, Manassas, Virginia, USA)
  • Edwin Huffine (Bode Technology Group, Springfield, Virginia, USA)
  • Susan Jones (US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA)
  • Demris Lee (Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, Maryland, USA)
  • *Henry Lee (University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, USA)
  • *José Lorente (University of Granada, Granada, Spain)
  • *Stephen Morse (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
  • Garth Nicolson (Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California, USA)
  • *Nicola Oldroyd (Applied Biosystems, Warrington, United Kingdom)
  • *Vladimir Parpura (University of California, Riverside, California, USA)
  • Thomas Parsons (Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, Maryland, USA)
  • *Gregory Poland (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • Dragan Primorac (University of Split, Split, Croatia and University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
  • Ronald Reinstein (Supervising Criminal Court, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA)
  • Moses Schanfield (George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)
  • Debbie Smith (Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)
  • Paula Hoffman Wulff (American Prosecutors’ Research Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Advances in Molecular and Cellular Medicine

  • Charles Auffray (CNRS, Villejuif, France)
  • Allan Dietz (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • Henry Erlich (Roche Molecular Systems, Alameda, California, USA)
  • Michael Frank (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)
  • Eli Gilboa (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)
  • *Michael Hammer (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
  • David James (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • *Robert Huber (Nobel Laureate 1988, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, USA)
  • Doron Lancet (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
  • Hans Lehrach (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany)
  • *Alemka Markotić (Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Brenda Ogle (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • Jeffrey Platt (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • Yair Reisner (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
  • *Pavao Rudan (University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • David I. Smith (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • *Davor Solter (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Freiburg, Germany)
  • Igor Štagljar (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • *Mark Stoneking (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany)
  • Raimo Tanzi (Applied Biosystems, Monza, Italy)
  • Andre Terzic (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
  • Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)

*Joint session speaker