CUTM2316 FORENSIC BIOLOGY, SEROLOGY AND DNA FINGERPRINTING

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TAMOSA MUKHERJEE

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Unit I: Biological Evidence

Nature and importance of biological evidence. Significance of hair evidence. Transfer, persistence and recovery of hair evidence. Structure of human hair. Comparison of hair samples. Morphology and Biochemistry of human hair. Comparison of human and animal hair. Diatoms and their forensic significance. Palynology and limnology.

Unit II: Forensic Microbiology

 

Introduction of Microbiology, Types of microbes, Microbial organisms of forensic significance. Role Microbial DNA in Crime Scene Investigation, Biological warfare Agents, Microbial Bioterrorism.

 

Unit III: Introduction to Serology

 

Overview of basic Immunology, Cellular antigens, Antibodies. Blood and its components, Body Fluids, Types of Body fluids, Composition, Functions and Circulation of Body Fluids. Collection and preservation of body fluids.

 

Unit IV: Forensic Examination of Body fluids

 

Determination of blood groups. Antigens and antibodies. Forensic characterization of bloodstains. Typing of dried stains. Morphology of spermatozoa. Tests for identification of semen, saliva, sweat, urine, vaginal secretions, faecal matter. Individualization on the basis of semen examination. Forensic significance of body fluids.

 

Unit V: Blood stain pattern and Genetic marker analysis

 

Fundamentals of Bloodstain characteristics. Impact bloodstain patterns. Cast-off bloodstain patterns. Projected bloodstain patterns. Contact bloodstain patterns. Blood trails. Bloodstain drying times. Crime scene reconstruction with the aid of bloodstain pattern analysis.

 

Unit VI: Basics of DNA & DNA Fingerprinting

 

  • Structure of DNA and RNA, Overview of DNA replication, transcription and translation. History of DNA fingerprinting. Introduction to mitochondrial DNA and its forensic importance. Procedure for collection and preservation of biological sample for DNA analysis.

 

Unit VII: DNA Typing & Forensic Significance

 

Introduction to Polymerase Chain Reaction and its applications. Genes and DNA markers in forensic DNA analysis - STR, VNTR, SNP.

Techniques of DNA isolation and its quantitation. Introduction to RFLP.

Overview of modern trends in DNA Fingerprinting. Sexual assault investigations and Parentage Testing.

Session 1

 

Nature and importance of biological evidence. Significance of hair evidence

Hair Evidence

Session 2

Transfer, persistence and recovery of hair evidence

http://what-when-how.com/forensic-sciences/hair-transfer-persistence-and-recovery/

Session 3

Structure of human hair

hair info

Session 4

Comparison of hair samples

comparative study

Session 5

Morphology and Biochemistry of human hair

2010AdvBiochemEngBiotechnol1

Session 6

Comparison of human and animal hair

hair info

Session 7

Diatoms and their forensic significance

https://www.slideshare.net/AnikeshBanik1/diatoms-in-forensic-science

Session 29

Morphology of spermatozoa

Session 28

Typing of dried stains

Session 27

Forensic characterization of bloodstains

Session 26

Antigens and antibodies

Session 25

Determination of blood groups

Session 24

Collection and preservation of body fluids.

Session 23

Functions and Circulation of Body Fluids

Session 22

Composition

Session 21

Types of Body fluids

Session 20

Body Fluids

Session 19

Blood and its components

Session 18

Antibodies

Session 17

Cellular antigens

Session 16
Overview of basic Immunology

Session 15

Microbial Bioterrorism

Session 14

Biological warfare Agents

Session 13

Role Microbial DNA in Crime Scene Investigation

Session 12

Microbial organisms of forensic significance

Session 11

Types of microbes

Session 10

Introduction of Microbiology

Session 9

Limnology

Session 30

Tests for identification of semen, saliva, sweat, urine, vaginal secretions, faecal matter

Session 50

Sexual assault investigations and Parentage Testing.

Session 49

Overview of modern trends in DNA Fingerprinting

Session 48

Introduction to RFLP

Session 47

Techniques of DNA isolation and its quantitation

Session 46

Genes and DNA markers in forensic DNA analysis - STR, VNTR, SNP.

Session 45

Introduction to Polymerase Chain Reaction and its applications

Session 44

Procedure for collection and preservation of biological sample for DNA analysis

Session 43

Introduction to mitochondrial DNA and its forensic importance

Session 42

History of DNA fingerprinting

Session 41

Overview of DNA replication, transcription and translation

Session 40

Structure of DNA and RNA

Session 39

Crime scene reconstruction with the aid of bloodstain pattern analysis

Session 38

Bloodstain drying times

Session 37

Blood trails

Session 36

Contact bloodstain patterns

Session 35

Projected bloodstain patterns

Session 34

Cast-off bloodstain patterns

Session 33

Impact bloodstain patterns

Session 32

Fundamentals of Bloodstain characteristics

Session 31

Individualization on the basis of semen examination.

Forensic significance of body fluids.

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