When a serious crime is committed, police need answers quickly to increase their chances of apprehending the offender(s). Police are required to make informed decisions at the site of the crime, so better understanding of a sample at its source is helpful.
Forensics teams must collect samples and test them before delivering their results to the police. Generally this process requires samples to be transported to a centralized laboratory for analysis. This can take up to several days, depending on the case, and how many times scientists must return to the crime scene to collect additional samples.
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Freedom For You Grants Program Finalist Profiles: Rachel Fleming
In January 2015, Ubiquitome announced the finalists of the Freedom For You grants program. The program was designed to provide support for remote qPCR projects, with each winner receiving a Freedom4 device. The ten selected finalists are receiving support from Ubiquitome in the form of Freedom4 qPCR reagents and consumables, project design consultation, and technical support, including wet lab processing. Three grant winners will receive a Freedom4 gold standard qPCR mobile device worth USD$25,000.
One of the selected finalists is Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) senior scientist Rachel Fleming for her work in crime scene forensic science.
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