Forensic Genetics and Massively Parallel Sequencing

Forensic Genetics and Massively Parallel Sequencing

Course dates:
16 August, 2021 to 27 August, 2021
EU/EEA citizens 5000 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 9000 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Application deadline:
Thursday, 1 April, 2021
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:

Crime scene investigation and trace samples
DNA profiling and weight of the evidence
MPS of forensic genetic markers (SNPs, STRs, and mitochondria)
Molecular autopsy (sudden cardiac death)
Paternity and relationship testing
Future forensic investigation (prediction of age and externally visible characteristics)
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


Contact information

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