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INTREPID Forensics Newsletter Issue 8

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Welcome to the April 2017 issue of our newsletter!

Welcome to the eighth issue of our quarterly INTREPID Forensics newsletter. This issue marks the third anniversary of the programme, and features an article from Dr Lisa Smith reflecting on all that the programme has accomplished as we move into the final year. It’s quite the milestone, and we’re grateful for the assistance and interest of everyone who has helped out along the way. Also in this edition, Thalassa Valkenburg discusses her secondment at the University of Amsterdam, Annelies Voorhaar reflects on last year’s ANZFSS Conference, and Francisco Goncalves provides our customary researcher spotlight.

 

The INTREPID students together in CSI suits

INTREPID Forensics - three years on…

Author: Lisa Smith

This issue of the INTREPID Forensics quarterly newsletter marks the programme’s third anniversary, which means we are entering our final year of the project. The past three years have been action-packed, and it seems that we do not get much time to reflect on how much the project has achieved, so I thought it was important to include an article …

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Francisco speaking at Interpol

Researcher Spotlight: Francisco Goncalves

Author: Francisco Valente Goncalves

Have you been inside the tube and started to look around you, staring at people for a long period of time? If so, have you started to imagine what the person in front of you is doing for life? Is it a doctor? A baker? A sportsperson? A student? Someone in pain? Someone that could sell happiness and still have …

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The University of Amsterdam

Going on a secondment ‘abroad’

Author: Thalassa Valkenburg

At the time Leicester became a more exciting place to be, when Leicester City F.C. became Premier League champions, I was going to the Netherlands for my secondment. Around Easter, I had visited the Analytical Chemistry group of the University of Amsterdam already to discuss research possibilities. My interest in determining the age of blood spatters appeared to be well …

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A New Zealand sign, warning of Kiwis

Conference down under

Author: Annelies Voorhaar

From the 18th until 22nd of September 2016 the Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society’s 23rd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences was held in Auckland, New Zealand. This opportunity to experience a massive conference in a beautiful place couldn’t be ignored by Thalassa, Alex, Francisco and me. Luckily our abstracts got accepted so it was time to go. After …

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