On Friday, October 27, 2017 we organized the 4th PhD Symposium. Result of the day: Inspiring lectures by both staff and PhD students and Food for Thought by our Invited Lecturers from NFI and the Dutch National Police.
On Friday, October 27, 2017 we organized the 4th PhD Symposium. Result of the day: Inspiring lectures by our PhD students and Food for Thought by our Invited Lecturers from NFI and the Dutch National Police (see final program attached).
This year's theme was “Forensic science in case work”, emphasizing that forensic science forms the foundation on which forensic case work builds as new methods are applied and scientific data establishes the evidential value and robustness of findings in individual cases.
This year we also added a number of new and interesting items to the lunch break in addition to the poster sessions :
The forensic science master students that participated in the course Advanced Forensic Biology presented their novel research plans as posters at the symposium. A committee of CLHC PhD students selected the best student poster award (see picture blow).
Students Gisela de Heus, Jonna Muller, Meghna Swayambhu, Augustina Brunetti and S. Divya won the award for their poster entitled “Unwinding the clock after death : post-mortem interval estimation in a pig model using gene expression levels in blood, hair roots and dental pulp"
CLHC and partner institute postdocs and PhD students presented their latest results in the CLHC PhD poster session. A committee of representatives from the criminal justice system (NFI, Police, Public Prosecution, Courts) selected the best PhD poster.
The best poster price was awarded to Lode Sibbens from KU leuven for his poster on The development of a forensic clock to determine time of death (initial results).
The CLHC is named after the famous Dutch pioneer in forensic science Co van Ledden Hulsebosch (1877-1952). In a special exhibition his grandson (also named Co) showed items, books and documents and share his memories and stories of his grandfather with the audience.
During the poster session four forensic scientists explained more about their research and the options for internships within their projects in short 1 on 1 sessions with interested students from the Forensic Science Master
The new student association of the Forensic Science Master was presented by Verum board members during the poster session.
Overall the organizers and attendants of the CLHC symposium were very happy with the event which again was again saw over 100 attendants from academia and the partners from the criminal justice system.
There was a nice informal atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for networking and starting new collaborations.