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Master
Forensic Science
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Academic staff

During your master's Forensic Science, you will work closely with many lecturers who are influential in their field. The master is known for its innovative research methods and close collaboration with other disciplines. Our professors are known as the authorities in the field of Forensic Science. During the master you will certainly come across a number of these core teachers:

Prof. Z.J.M.H. (Zeno) Geradts

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Copyright: Zeno Geradts
I work as a scientist at the Forensic Digital Biometrics Traces department, at the Netherlands Forensic Institute. I’m an expert witness in the area of forensic (video) image processing and biometrics such as manipulation detection on deepfakes. Within the team Forensic Big Data Analysis I do research on artificial intelligence on text, images and video. I was Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Science 2019-2020 and chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT Working group. At the moment I am chair Forensic Data Science by special appointment at the Institute for Informatics, University of Amsterdam for one day a week.
Dr. ir. L.M.T. (Titia) Sijen

Faculty of Science

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences

Copyright: Titia Sijen
I lead the Research team within the division Biological Traces at the Netherlands Forensic Institute. Inspired by forensic case work questions, we develop and implement molecular methods. I coordinate the course "Advanced Forensic Biology" and am professor by special appointment at the UvA.
Prof. dr. M.C.G. (Maurice) Aalders

Faculty of Science

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

How did the police discover in 1887 that murders can be solved with science?

For the television programma 'University of the Netherlands' Maurice Aalders answers the question: How did the police discover in 1887 that murders can be solved with science?

Copyright: Maurice Aalders
I am a professor in Forensic Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA) and focus in my research on the interface of applied physics, chemistry and biomedical sciences. Earlier I worked on optical techniques for diagnostics in medical oncology, such as fluorescence imaging and optical coherence tomography.
D.G.W. (Dyon) Doensen

Faculty of Science

Copyright: Dyon Doensen
After nine years working as a crime scene officer at the Dutch Police, I moved over to teaching. I teach in the course “Observer Based Techniques” of the Forensic Science Programme and besides that, I am also a member of the Programme Committee of Forensic Science
Dr R.G.F. (Radboud) Winkels

Faculty of Law

PPLE

Copyright: PPLE
My name is Radboud Winkels and I am associate professor in Computational Legal Theory at the Law Faculty of the UvA. My background is in Psychology and Artificial Intelligence. I coordinate the course “Logic and the Human Factor in Forensic Reasoning”.
Mr. C. (Charlotte) Ganzeboom

Faculty of Law

Criminal Law

Copyright: Charlotte Ganzeboom
Before teaching at the UvA I was a criminal defence attorney at a law firm in Amsterdam. However, I wanted more time to deepen my knowledge of criminal law and teaching really appealed to me. Not once have I regretted this decision. I teach the course "Criminal Law and Expert Evidence" for several years now, besides "Dutch Criminal Law" at the UvA Faculty of Law. Currently I’m conducting research in the field of law and legal theory of criminal evidence.
Dr. M.J. (Maarten) Blom

Faculty of Science

Inst.voor Interdisciplinaire Studies

Copyright: IIS
I teach the courses “Criminalistics and Analytical Chemistry” and “Chain of Evidence” in the Master Forensic Science and I am also the chair of the Programme Committee of Forensic Science. I have a background is in bioanalytical chemistry.
Dr. E. (Eni) Musta

Faculty of Science

KDV

Copyright: Eni Musta
I am an assistant professor of Statistics at the Korteweg de Vries Institute of Mathematics and one of the teachers for the course "Forensic Statistics and DNA evidence" in the Forensic Science Master’s programme. I have a background in Mathematics and I enjoy the application of statistical and probabilistic reasoning for assessing forensic evidence.
E.J.A.T. (Erwin) Mattijssen MSc

Faculty of Science

Inst.voor Interdisciplinaire Studies

Copyright: Erwin Mattijssen
I am a forensic firearms examiner working for the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and did my PhD at the Radboud University, Nijmegen and Leiden University. I coordinate the course “Observer Based Techniques” in the Forensic Science Master’s programme.
Prof. dr. M.J. (Marjan) Sjerps

Faculty of Science

KDV

Copyright: Marjan Sjerps
I am a forensic statistician at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, and professor by special appointment at the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for mathematics at the UvA. Forensic Statistics is about interpreting and evaluating forensic evidence, and is relevant in all forensic disciplines. As one of the teachers in the course ‘Forensic Statistics and DNA evidence’, I enjoy discussing both fundamental principles and the latest advancements in this area