Welcome to the 3rd QIAGEN Regional Investigator Forum, Africa

This forum aimed at bringing forensic scientists together in a pleasant and relaxed environment, providing the perfect setting for making new connections and sharing information and experiences with like-minded individuals. With a program designed to be both enjoyable and educational, participants had the opportunity to present and discuss the latest innovations and best practices in forensics – and had fun doing it!

3rd QIAGEN Regional Investigator Forum – speaker presentations

The first day kicked off with a half-day workshop dedicated to hands-on experience with lab automation, including sexual assault workflow, casework and reference sample workflows, with practical hints and tips from the experts. The second day was devoted to the main session. Throughout the program, we shared experiences using casework samples, NGS applications for missing persons identification, paternity testing, wildlife crime, and more. Our attendees also learned about the recent developments from QIAGEN and got the chance to discover the newest addition to our Investigator family, the new STR kits. We also encouraged participants to present their posters during the break between sessions.

Download some of the talks available from the main session to find out more about the latest technologies and achievements that were presented and discussed at the forum.