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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.

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Date 17 May 2018
Time 13:00 - 18:30

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.

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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 admission