Forensic Genetics and Massively Parallel Sequencing

Forensic Genetics and Massively Parallel Sequencing

Course dates:
17 July, 2024 to 23 August, 2024
EU/EEA citizens 5.000 DKK//Non-EU/EEA citizens 9.000 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Application deadline:
Monday, 1 April, 2024
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

This summer, you have the chance of receiving a comprehensive insight into forensic genetics and a broad introduction to massively parallel sequencing (MPS) work including data analysis. Join our summer course and learn more about the fascinating work in forensic genetics, MPS, and get hands-on experience with data analysis within MPS.

The course focuses on relevant forensic topics such as:

MPS of forensic genetic markers (SNPs and STRs).
Molecular autopsy (sudden cardiac death).
Complete mitochondria sequencing.
Prediction of the suspect’s externally visible characteristics and ancestry.
Age determination using methylation patterns (metDNA).
Tissue identification

After completing this course, you will be able to understand, analyse, and interpret forensic genetic data. You will be able to understand the latest research and advantages with forensic genetics and MPS work and data analysis. Finally, you will be able to work with command line and understand the common way of analysing MPS data.


Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).


Application Form

ECTS accreditation

Master level

7,5 ECTS

Contact information

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