News & Updates

11th Haploid Markers Workshop 2018

We thank the Institute of Molecular and Forensic Genetics, Collegium Medicum at the Nicolaus Copernicus University Bydgoszcz for organizing the 11th Workshop in Bydgoszcz titled “Inferring ancestry from DNA”. The excellent program with keynotes of Chris Phillips, Mark Jobling and Chris Tyler-Smith, 40 talks and 62 posters attracts 190 participants from 48 countries. The original workshop concept aimed to present the latest research on genome variation in concert with applications of DNA to forensic casework proves again successful. We look forward to 2020.

(posted about 1 year ago)



We would like to emphasize again that the YHRD does not contain any personal data linked to the haplotypes retrieved from population studies. It is therefore impossible to connect a Y-STR profile (haplotype) to a person or its relatives via the YHRD.

(posted about 1 year ago)


Release 56

YHRD has now more than 207.000 Y-STR haplotypes. Remember, in December 2011 we crossed the 100k (release 39). The current release 56 provides more than 10.000 new haplotypes, among these >1000 with SNP information from Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Argentina and Macedonia (see release history).

(posted about 1 year ago)


New Y-STR interpretation guidelines for Germany

Two articles (in German) describe how the YHRD is used to interprete Y-STR results in forensic practice, see

Willuweit, S., Anslinger, K., Bäßler, G. et al. ‘Joint recommendations of the project group “Statistical analysis of DNA” and the German Stain Commission on the statistical analysis of Y‑chromosomal DNA typing results’ Rechtsmedizin (2018)

Roewer, L. & Willuweit, S. ‘Y‑chromosomal STR analysis in forensic practice’ Rechtsmedizin (2018)

(posted over 1 year ago)


11th Haploid Markers Conference “Inferring Ancestry from DNA”

Registration open

To attend the Haploid Markers 2018 workshop at 17-19th May 2018 in Bydgoszcz and to present a talk and/or poster, please register on-line at HM2018

(posted over 1 year ago)

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