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(Dutch follows English) After a very long and successful career at the Netherlands Forensic Institute and the University of Amsterdam, prof dr Ate Kloosterman wil officially retire this year. In honor of his many achievements and his major role in the introduction of forensic DNA profiling in the Netherlands a special symposium will be organized on Thursday May 17th in the afternoon.

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Date 17 May 2018
Time 13:00 - 18:00
Flyer Special Symposium CLHC
Flyer Symposium in honour of Professor Ate Kloosterman

Na een zeer lange en succesvolle carrière bij het Nederlands Forensisch Instituut en de Universiteit van Amsterdam, zal prof. Ate Kloosterman dit jaar officieel met pensioen gaan.

Ter ere van zijn vele prestaties en zijn belangrijke rol in de introductie van forensische DNA-profilering in Nederland zal op donderdag 17 mei in de middag een speciaal symposium worden georganiseerd.


Chair : mr Cees Korvinus

13:00-13:20: prof dr Peter Gill - "Reasons for miscarriages of justice"
13:20-13:40: prof dr Manfred Kayser – “Forensic DNA phenotyping: eight years of further progress”
13:40-14:00: prof dr Peter de Knijff - "Forensic massively-parallel-sequencing, a first step towards single-cell forensic metagenomics"
14:00-14:20: dr Anna Mapes – “Rapid DNA Technologies at the crime scene: CSI fiction matching reality”
14:20-14:40: dr Bas Kokshoorn – “Yes, that is my DNA. However, …”
14:40-15:00: mr Diederik Aben - "Reporting DNA evidence at 'activity level', forensic and legal crossroads"
15:00-15:15: prof dr Marjan Sjerps - "We have a match, but what does it mean?"
15:15-16:00: Coffee & Tea break + cortège preparations
16:00-16:45: Valedictory speech by prof dr Ate Kloosterman – “40 jaar forensische biologie: waarheidsvinding als wetenschappelijke missie” (in Dutch)
17:00-18:30: Reception


Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411 Amsterdam

Free adminssion, however registration for the reception is closed.

If you want to attend the symposium or valedictory speach, please send  email to

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