foto

Dr. A. van Dam

Position
Postdoc
Main activities
Research
Specialisation
Forensic research - (bio)chemical analysis of fingermarks and other biological traces
Focus of research

Develop techniques that aid in the detection, analysis and identification of components present in fingermarks and other biological traces using techniques including immunolabeling and fluorescence spectroscopy.

The chemical composition of fingermarks contains a wealth of information that can be used during the crime scene investigation to obtain additional information from the donor of the fingermark.

Key publications
  • van Dam A, Aalders MCG, de Puit M, Gorré SM, Irmak D, van Leeuwen TG, Lambrechts SAG, Immunolabeling and the compatibility with a variety of fingermark development techniques. SCI JUSTICE 2014;54 (5):356-362 [PubMed]
  • van Dam A, Schwarz JCV, de Vos J, Siebes M, Sijen T, van Leeuwen TG, Aalders MCG, Lambrechts SAG, Oxidation monitoring by fluorescence spectroscopy reveals the age of fingermarks. ANGEW CHEM INT EDIT 2014;53 (24):6272-6275 [PubMed]
  • van Dam A, van Nes KA, Aalders MCG, van Leeuwen TG, Lambrechts SAG, Immunolabeling of fingermarks left on forensic relevant surfaces, including thermal paper. ANAL METHODS-UK 2014;6 (4):1051-1058
  • van Dam A, Aalders MCG, van de Braak K, Hardy HJJ, van Leeuwen TG, Lambrechts SAG, Simultaneous labeling of multiple components in a single fingermark. FORENSIC SCI INT 2013;232 (1-3):173-179 [PubMed]
  • van Dam A, Aalders MCG, van Leeuwen TG, Lambrechts SAG, The compatibility of fingerprint visualization techniques with immunolabeling. J FORENSIC SCI 2013;58 (4):999-1002 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. dr. A.G.J.M. van Leeuwen MSc PhD (Biomedical photonics for functional and molecular imaging)

Prof. dr. ing. M.C.G. Aalders (Forensic Biophysics)