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BioBusiness Seminar Series: "Forensic Uses of DNA Technology"
The CU Technology Transfer Office and the Colorado Alliance for Bioengineering present the BioBusiness Seminar Series: "Forensic Uses of DNA Technology" with Mitch Morrissey, Denver Assistant District Attorney.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Shivers Conference Room
8th Floor Biomedical Research Bldg.
9th and Colorado Blvd.
7:00-8:00am: Breakfast and Networking
8:00-9:00am: Presentation and Discussion
Questions? Contact Lynn.Pae@cu.edu
Mitch Morrissey has worked for the Denver District Attorney's office since 1983. For the past thirteen years, he has served as Chief Deputy District Attorney and is presently in charge of Division 13 of the Denver District Court. His primary responsibility as a trial lawyer is to prosecute violent criminals in Denver. Morrissey has had extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of serial murderers and sex offenders. An expert in presenting DNA evidence in court, Morrissey immediately recognized the potential of the science, and tried the first DNA case in Denver. Since that first DNA case, Morrissey has worked extensively with scientists and other prosecutors to insure that different types of DNA technology were found to be admissible in Colorado courtrooms. Morrissey serves as the District Attorney representative to the Denver Police Cold Case Project where detectives are reviewing old unsolved sexual assaults and murders to determine if they can be solved with new DNA technologies. Morrissey is a member of the faculty of the American Prosecutors Research Institute and regularly addresses groups of prosecutors from all over the United States on forensic DNA issues. Morrissey is also one of the founders of the Forensic Genetic Institute at the University of Denver and worked to develop a forensic DNA training program. As part of this program, Morrissey has been involved in training over 500 detectives and investigators from seven different states about forensic DNA. This program has been utilized in conjunction with the Colorado District Attorneys Council to train over 100 Colorado prosecutors about forensic DNA. Morrissey is the co-author of a webpage dedicated to providing attorneys with updated information and court rulings on different DNA issues.