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Renowned Forensic Scientists from the Netherlands to Deliver Public Lecture at Trent


Trent Forensics Society to Host February 27 Event

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, Peterborough

Trent University’s Forensics Society will be hosting a free, public lecture featuring two renowned forensic scientists from the Netherlands, Richard and Selma Eikelenboom, on Tuesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in Peter Gzowski College, room 114.

During the lecture, Richard and Selma Eikelenboom will discuss DNA, trace recovery, bloodstain pattern analysis, crime work in the Netherlands, and post mortem interval and wound analysis.

Richard Eikelenboom has been a member of the Department of Biology at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) since 1992. During the last three years, he has been responsible for the introduction of bloodstain pattern analysis in the Netherlands.

Selma Eikelenboom holds a degree in medicine from the Free University in Amsterdam. She has completed internships in surgery, neurology, obstetrics, and internal medicine, and has worked complex crime scenes, conducting biological trace recovery for the NFI.

The lecture is free and open to all members of the public. Seats can be reserved by contacting the Forensic Science Office at (705) 748-1011 x7200 or  forensicscience@trentu.ca The event is organized by the Forensics Society, a student group formed at Trent in 2005. 


For more information, please contact:
Amy Benson, Forensic Science Office, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7200 or forensicscience@trentu.ca