VU Forensics

Last FFS Session of the Academic Year 2018-2019

14 May 2019

We hereby kindly invite you to the final Frontiers of Forensic Science (FFS) session of the 2018/2019 Academic Year! This edition will take place at the VU O2 Building on Friday, June 7th from 14:30-18:00 in the main aula on the ground floor. In this special session we celebrate that the primary partnership of the VU within the CLHC was formalized in 2018. Hence there is no specific topic for this session but a VU Forensics overview will be presented that provides insight in the forensic science expertise that exists and is being developed at the Boelelaan.

Four talented VU scientists will present their latest endeavors in forensic science :
14:30-15:00 – Coffee and tea in the central hall

15:00-15:15 – Welcome by Govert Somsen & Introduction of Scientific Program by Ronald Meester 

15:15-15:45 – Rob Haselberg (Science, Analytical Chemistry) : Clay in fireworks : an earthly paradise for chemical profiling 

15:45-16:15 – Klaas Slooten  (Science, Mathematics) :  Evidential value of mixed DNA traces

16:15-16:45 – Lisette Kootker (Science, Geology and Geochemistry) : Isotope analysis as a forensic evidence tool for provenancing unidentified victims

16:45-17:15 – Christianne de Poot (Law) : The art of using forensic science

17:15-18:00 – Social drinks.

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