Frontiers of Forensic Science

VU Forensics

07June2019 14:30 - 17:15


In this special session we celebrate that the primary partnership of the VU within the CLHC was formalized in 2018. A Vrije Universiteit (VU) Forensics overview will be presented that provides insight in the forensic science expertise at the Boelelaan. To this end four VU scientists will present their latest endeavors in forensic science. Please note: the Auditorium has a limited capacity so make sure you register on time!

Frontiers of Forensic Science (FFS) is a unique lecture series in the Netherlands. This lecture series is an initiative of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC) and the Master's programme in Forensic science at the Faculty of Science from the University of Amsterdam.

The lecture series has the ambition for providing a platform for scientific exchange and discussion about relevant forensic topics. The series is part of the Forensic Science Master’s program but is open to all with an academic forensic interest. In this way new talent can meet and interact with experienced forensic and academic experts and new ideas and initiatives can be developed. The invited speakers are all established experts on the presented topics and have been asked to prepare a presentation at a keynote academic conference level.



14:30-15:00 Walk-in with coffee/tea
15:00-15:15 Welcome by Govert Somsen & Intro 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


O2 Building of the Vrije Universiteit (VU): Auditorium on the ground floor

Published by  Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies