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Please find our alumni stories below. Indicated titles and employments are at the time of writing.

alumni

Rick Cents, Msc (BSc Computer Science)

Gratuated 2015
Digital Forensic Investigator Police

Before starting the master Forensic Science in 2013, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. When I read about the master Forensic Science I thought it would be really interesting to apply the knowledge I learned during my Bachelor into the forensic field. What I really liked was the wide variety of topics and the possibility to specialise using elective courses and the research project.

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Steffan Jonkers MSc (BSc Beta-gamma, major Chemistry)

Gratuated 2016
Forensic chemometrician/ software developer at Netherlands Forensic Institute

I graduated from the MSc Forensic Science in July 2016 with a chemometrics research project on fire debris data. During the master I was a member of the Programme Committee. I am working at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), mainly on the NFiDENT project, which aims to massively reduce the turnaround time for drug measurements.

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alumni

Nick Laan MSc, (BSc. Background: Physics and Astronomy)

Gratuated 2011
PhD Student: Impact of Blood Droplets at University of Amsterdam

Before starting the Forensic Science programme, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics. When I saw that there was a master in Forensic Science, I just knew I wanted to do that. It is an appealing field of work and not so abstract. For me the master’s programme became really challenging when I started the research project.

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Remi Wieten MSc (BSc Applied Mathematics)

Gratuated 2014 
PhD Student - Probabilistic Decision-Making Based on Arguments at Utrecht University

I started the Master in Forensic Science in 2012 after completing my Bachelor in Mathematics. Though I liked the formality and rigor of theoretical mathematics, in the end I preferred to apply math to solve specific practical problems. When I found out about the Master I was immediately enthusiastic; I never knew such a Master existed, it combined many different disciplines and covered a variety of exciting subjects.

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Jeltje van Esch MSc (BSc Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Gratuated 2016 
Criminal department of the courts of appeal in The Hague and in Den Bosch

Before starting the Forensic Science programme, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics. When I saw that there was a master in Forensic Science, I just knew I wanted to do that. It is an appealing field of work and not so abstract. For me the master’s programme became really challenging when I started the research project.

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Asim Q. Akbani MSc (BSc Biomedical Engineering)

Gratuated 2016 
PhD Student in Neuro-epigenetics at Brain Research Institute of ETH Zürich

I started the master in Forensic Science in 2014 after completing a bachelor in Biomedical Engineering from Karachi, Pakistan. Forensic Science in Amsterdam was my first choice because it offers a unique opportunity of a multidisciplinary education together with a research specialisation according to the students’ backgrounds. Fortunately, I was accepted and awarded Amsterdam Merit Scholarship for the entire duration of the programme.

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Anna Mapes MSc (BSc Psychobiology)

Gratuated 2012
PhD Student - Rapid DNA technologies at the crime scene - 'CSI' fiction matching reality at Amsterdam University for Applied Sciences

As a child I always wanted to be a detective one day, solving mysteries. During high school this grew into a great interest in biology and the human body so I decided to try and pursue a career as a forensic pathologist. For this career you need to study medicine, but unfortunately I didn’t want to be a doctor. So first I finished a bachelor in Psychobiology. Then I discovered Forensic Science, where all the different aspects, biology, science and solving puzzles in a forensic context, were integrated in one study.

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