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:
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.
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?
Maurice Aalders is professor in Forensic Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA) and focuses his research on the interface of applied physics, chemistry and biomedical sciences. He did earlier work on optical techniques for diagnostics in medical oncology, such as fluorescence imaging and optical coherence tomography.
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
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 on “Reasoning and Formal Modelling”.
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.
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.
I am a forensic firearms examiner working for the Netherlands Forensic Institute and a PhD candidate at the Radboud University, Nijmegen and Leiden University. I coordinate the course “Observer Based Techniques” in the Forensic Science Master’s programme.