Bloodstain Pattern Recognition Workshop

Dates: 2024 dates have not yet been scheduled.  

Location: UF TREEO, 3900 SW 63rd Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Course Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce bloodstain pattern analysis, as well as the enhancement and detection of blood on crime scenes. Documenting these types of scenes and collection of biological evidence will also be discussed.  Lectures and hands-on practicums will be provided to all those attending in order to achieve these objectives.


  • History of bloodstain pattern recognition
  • Chemical enhancement of blood
  • Presumptive testing of blood
  • Human vs. animal blood testing
  • Practicum with photography and sketching
  • Bloodstain reconstruction experiments:
    • Passive and force blood spatter patterns
    • Effects of target surface
    • Effect of impact angle on bloodstain shape
    • Low impact spatter/Medium impact spatter
    • Transfer patterns/Cast-off patterns
    • Angles of degrees
    • Practicum: Measuring bloodstains, Creating force patterns, Evaluating passive bloodstain patterns


Dr. Gabriele Suboch, Ph.D.

Dr. Suboch holds a PhD from Northcentral University. She is a certified bloodstain pattern analyst certified by the International Association of Identification. She also was a founding member of OSAC, bloodstain pattern analysis committee, for 5 years. Dr. Suboch as over 25 years of experience in crime scene investigation and bloodstain pattern analysis.


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  • If the course is not listed on the registration page, enrollment in the course is currently closed.

Registration Fee: $600

Getting Started

  • This course is held from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily – make sure you plan travel time from your hotel accordingly!
  • Clothing: fieldwork clothes – closed toe shoes and long pants are required.
  • Lunch:
    • We will break for lunch daily around noon depending on the course schedule for that day. There are fast food options and a Publix nearby.
    • If you bring your own lunch, the TREEO center has a a microwave and refrigerator we are allowed to use. (please do not each the snacks in their kitchen – that is for UF TREEO staff ONLY!)
  • Camera: DSLR or phone camera
  • Computer: You will be creating a final presentation to give to the class on Friday afternoon.  Make sure you bring any necessary cables to upload your photos from your camera to your computer for inclusion in your presentation.


Lodging is the responsibility of each attendee.

  1. Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606. A special rate of $89 per night has been arranged for course attendees. Reservation rates will be honored throughout the course dates. Please refer to Maples Center Forensics when making reservations. For reservations, call (352) 331-3336 (local). Reservations depend on availability—the sooner you can book, the better!
  2. Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32607. A special rate for the hotel is booked through the UF College of Medicine. When using our organization’s link, you can book your room under the corporate special rate code – N1364036. To make a reservation over the phone, please call the Sales Coordinator, Julia Andreeva at (352) 384-3412.
  3. University associates can book a Wyndham Hotel and receive a discount on their stay, as a result of a University of Florida contract with the Wyndham Hotel Group.  This contract provides reduced rates on rooms at 11 brands and nearly 7,000 participating hotels worldwide. As an associate of the University of Florida, you will receive a minimum of 10% off the “Best Available Rate” at participating locations every time you travel whether the travel is for business or pleasure. To make a reservation, call the member benefits hotline at 1 (800) 525-5501.  You will need to give the agent the information below at the time of booking to receive the discount.
    • University of Florida
    • Discount Account ID Number: 1000007780
    • Affiliate ID Number: 005140