During your Master's in Forensic Science, you will work closely with many lecturers who are influential in their field. The programme is acknowledged for its innovative research methods and close collaboration with other disciplines. Our professors are known as the authorities in Forensic Science. During the Master's, you will certainly come across several core teachers:
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.
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.
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.
Copyright: Dyon Doensen
After working as a crime scene officer at the Dutch Police for nine years, 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 “Logic and the Human Factor in Forensic Reasoning”.
Copyright: Charlotte Ganzeboom
Before teaching at the UvA, I was a criminal defense 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 bio-analytical chemistry.
Copyright: Eni Musta
I am an assistant professor of Statistics at the Korteweg de Vries Institute of Mathematics and coordinator of of 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.
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.
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