ISFRI 2016

Rick R. van Rijn trained as a radiologist at the Erasmus Medical Center  and the Academic Medical Center. Since 2003 he works a paediatric radiologist at the Emma Children’s Hospital – AMC Amsterdam. As of 2010 he holds a part-time position at the department of Forensic Medicine, Netherlands Forensic Institute. In June 2012 he became the first chair of the post-mortem and forensic radiology committee of the Dutch Radiological Society. In June 2014 he was appointed as professor of forensic radiology with an emphasis on forensic paediatric radiology.

Wilma Duijst graduated as MD in 1988 adn as a lawyer in 2001, she received her PhD in law in 2005. At this moment she works as a criminal court judge in Arnhem, The Netherlands as well as forensic MD at the Dutch Forensic Institute. She conducted research in the field of decompositioin, identification and medical/legal issues. Currently she is Chairman of the Dutch Forensic Medical Society.

Maurice CG Aalders, physicist, is appointed the the department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics at the AMC in Amsterdam. He set up a research group that has built a strong track record of developing new spectroscopic techniques for clinical and forensic applications. Considering the unique unexplored field of Forensic biophysics and growing national and international societal and scientific interest, the UvA appointed Aalders. He is codirector of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC), Amsterdam Center for Forensic Science and Medicine, an interdisciplinary center of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The CLHC is the result of a collaboration of the Faculty of Science (FNWI), the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) in an effort to create a substantial forensic scientific program in Amsterdam and the Netherlands
Ester Lodder studied criminal law and graduated from the University of Utrecht in 1992. After a 6-year training she has been working as a public prosecutor, starting in Rotterdam and currently in Utrecht.
During her time in Utrecht she has handled medical cases and complex murdercases. From 2008 untill 2016 her area of responsibility was forensic investigation,  during which time a project to apply forensic radiology in criminal cases has been implemented in Utrecht.


Bela Kubat was born in 1957 in Czechoslovakia. Her family moved to the Netherlands in 1971. In 1976 she graduated cum laude at the high school and between 1976 and 1983 she studied medicine at the Catholic University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. During the following three years she trained in neurology and internal medicine at the Maastricht University, The Netherlands before starting her residency in Neuropathology at the University of Essen, Germany, which she finished in 1994. In 1993 she successfully defended her PhD thesis on Hemorrhagic Brain Infarctions at the Maastricht University. Between the years 1999 and 2002 she absolved her residency in Clinical Pathology at the Maastricht University, where she at that time also fulfilled the post of the neuro-pathologist. In 2003 she started her career as forensic pathologist and forensic neuro-pathologist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, The Netherlands, where she works to date. In January 2015 she was appointed professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Limburg in Maastricht. Her life joys and hobbies are her two sons, her partner, her job and her motorbike.


Paul Hofman is trained as a radiologist and works at the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He started is his professional career as a neuroradiologist with a special interest in epilepsy imaging. In 2009 he was one of the founders of the forensic radiology service in the south of the Netherlands. This is a joint effort of the Dutch Police, the Public Prosecutes and the Department of Radiology of the Maastricht University Medical Center, in collaboration with Netherlands Forensic Institute. He leads the Unit Forensic Radiology of the Department of Radiology of the Maastricht University Medical Center. Based on their experience, dr. Hofman and his team were asked to participate in the examination of the victims of flight MH17. His current research is focused on gunshot victims and forensic neuroradiology.


Rob van Kan (1984) studied Biometrics at the Zuyd University, graduated in 2008 as a Bachelor of Science. Currently, Rob works as a forensic advisor at the Dutch National Police, having graduated from the Police Academy with a Master of Criminal Investigation in 2009. As a project manager Rob is implementing forensic radiology in the Dutch National Police. To combine his fields of expertise Rob started in 2014 as a PhD student at the Maastricht University to investigate the additional value of forensic radiology for the police investigation


Mette L. Rurup, MCI, PhD, is currently working as a specialist of operations in forensics at the Police in the Netherlands. She is a medical biologist and previously worked as a researcher in end-of-life decisions and got her PhD in 2005. In 2010 she switched to the police and got her Master of Criminal Investigation at the Police Academy in 2013. She is actively involved in a project to apply forensic radiology as a police method in death investigations.

  Jeroen Kroll is a radiologic technologist since 1998 and started in 2000 as a specialized radiologic technologist at the Maastricht University Medical Center.
He is specialized in cardiac computed tomography, dual energy and perfusion imaging. In 2009 he joined the Unit Forensic Radiology at Maastricht University Medical Center. Since august 2014 he has a fulltime position as a forensic radiology consultant. His most important role is to maintain contact with the police, procescuters and pathologists, to provide forensic and legal input in the forensic radiology examinations and to expand the use of forensic radiology within the Netherlands. He is a founder member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and member of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR).

Robert B. Noordveld MD, is since 1990 active as a radiologist in the Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. His fields of interest include: neuroradiology, MRI technology, and Forensic Radiology. He is a founding member of the ISFRI.

Willemijn Klein is a radiologist who is specialized in pediatric and gynecological radiology, with a special interest in postmortem radiology. In her university hospital Radboudumc in Nijmegen she has set up a postmortem diagnostic service for fetal, pediatric and adult deceased bodies. She is the chair of the Dutch Society of Forensic and Postmortem Radiologists and a founder member of ISFRI. Her main research topics are congenital anomalies and imaging postmortem decomposition.

Henri de Bakker started his career as a diagnostic radiographer. After obtaining a medical degree at the Free University of Amsterdam he became a radiology resident at the Leiden University Hospital. As of 1989 he is a radiologist at the Groene Hart hospital Gouda.  His main field of interest is forensic radiology. This is underlined by the close collaboration, since 2000, between his department of radiology and the Netherlands Forensic Institute. He is a founding member of the ISFRI.

Support to Scientific Committee:
Marloes E.M. Vester started her medical training in 2008 at the VU University of Amsterdam. During this training a special interest in the forensic sciences, in both adults and children was developed. Thus following courses in radiology, emergency medicine, forensic medicine and children’s surgery. The scientific master project on spectroscopic age determination of bruises in children, as a joint venture of the children’s surgery ward and the medical bioengineering department in 2014, led to the start of a PhD-candidate project in January 2015. The PhD thesis is a 3 - 4 year project on forensic and postmortem radiology at the radiology department of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam and the medical forensic department of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) in The Hague.

Mark Viner has over 35 years experience as radiographer and radiology manager in various London hospitals and is currently senior Tutor in radiography at Barts and The Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London . He has a long held professional interest in Forensic Imaging & Emergency planning and is a Fellow of Cranfield University Forensic Institute and Chief Executive of the Inforce Foundation.

He is a registered forensic practitioner, a member of the Chartered Forensic Science Society and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and holds the Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences and the Diploma of Forensic Human Identification. He is a founder member and current chair of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers and a founder board member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. He has lectured widely at international conferences and has written a number of papers and book chapters on forensic imaging and is co-editor of the second edition of “Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology