STRmix UK/Europe Training Workshop (3 days), Manchester, 22 – 24 January 2019

Friday, 30 November 2018

Spaces are limited, so please download the registration form here:  STRmix-workshop-Manchester-UK-22-24-Jan-2019-reg-form-compressed2.pdf  and then email it to before 1 January 2019 to register your interest (1 form per participant).

Location:  Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 4FP

Workshop price: 815 GBP/ €915 per participant

Nearby accommodation options:

  • Jurys Inn Manchester, 56 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE,
  • Hilton Manchester Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ,
  • Premier Inn Manchester Central, 7-11 Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3DW,
  • The Midland, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS,
  • Manchester Marriot Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ,
  • Ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel, 96 Portland St, Manchester M1 4GX,


Overview:  This workshop will provide participants with extensive and full STRmix™ user training, covering an introduction to STRmix™, detailed description of the biological models and mathematics on which STRmix™ is based and sampling uncertainty.  Also included are ample “hands on” sessions to allow participants to use and familiarise themselves with STRmix™ under the guidance of the instructors.

 Participants will also receive:

  • the STRmix™ User’s manual, with a companion text which describes in detail the mathematics and biology behind STRmix™, the database search and model maker functions
  • the STRmix™ Implementation and Validation guide
  • a 2-month evaluation version of STRmix™ v2.6.

 Draft programme (subject to change):



Day 1

Day 2

Day 3


0900 - 1015

1. Introduction

Day 1 review

Day 2 Review


2. Continuous models. Why move?


9.  EXERCISE. MCMC game & robot

14b. EXERCISE Moot Court


3. Introduction to STRmix™






1030 - 1200

4. The biological model (DAT)

15. Developmental Validation


10. Variability in the LR (sampling error and the HPD) EXERCISE


5. EXERCISE. Single source and mixture examples

16. Database searching







1300 - 1400

5. EXERCISE (cont.)

11. STRmix™ output and diagnostics & EXERCISED

17. EXERCISE. Database search functions


18. EXERCISE. Casework Examples


6. STRmix™ profile building and locus weights


1400 - 1445

19. Replicates & Multi Kits (R&B)


12. EXERCISE. Casework examples






1500 - 1530

7. Number of contributors

13.  Relatives and unified LR

20. Wrap-up


21. Workflows discussion


1530 - 1600


8. EXERCISE.  Number of contributors

22. STRmix™ Implementation


1600 - 1630

14a. EXERCISE Moot Court









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