UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, VICE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND RULER OF DUBAI

Forensics Workshop

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Build Your Own Forensic Age Prediction Model

07 Mar 2024
Al Ain C
Forensic Conference

This workshop aims to empower participants with the knowledge and skills needed to develop accurate age prediction models using DNA methylation patterns. The workshop will provide a comprehensive understanding of linear regression models suitable for age prediction tasks, emphasizing their application in the context of epigenetic data. Participants will gain hands-on experience through an interactive practical session. Additionally, discussions will focus on ethical considerations, challenges, and potential applications of age prediction models based on DNA methylation. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped to contribute to advancements in forensic epigenetic research.

Requirements:

  • A basic understanding of statistics
  • A laptop with free software package R installed
Speakers
Bram Bekaert, Prof. of Forensic Genetics - KU Leuven
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