NFI research method included in FBI DNA databank system
05-02-2020 | 11:21
The FBI will be including MixCal6 in its Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) databank software. MixCal6 is a method constructed by ...
CEO Leo Zaal has passed away
11-09-2019 | 14:43
On Wednesday, 11 September 2019, we received the sad news that Leo Zaal, our Chief Executive Officer, passed away at the age of ...
SHUTTLE Call for Tender will be launched on 20th September 2019
26-08-2019 | 13:51
The SHUTTLE PCP project will launch its call for tender to support the development of a Scientific High-throughput and Unified ...
Grant for project with Rwanda Forensic Laboratory
19-07-2019 | 13:19
A project proposal from the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory (RFL) will receive a grant ...
New effort to identify unknown war dead at Loenen National War Cemetery
05-06-2018 | 10:25
In an attempt to find out the identity of anonymous Dutch war victims, the authorities will exhume the remains of 103 individuals ...
‘Fingerprints don’t lie’
03-05-2018 | 14:14
Can a fingerprint provide stronger evidence in court? ‘Absolutely,’ says Marcel de Puit. ‘Important innovations are happening in ...
Judgment in Ennetcom data case: Hansken withstands judicial review
20-04-2018 | 00:00
With a court ruling that the 3.6 million encrypted messages from Ennetcom servers in Canada were lawfully obtained and searched ...
Ed van Zalen appointed acting Vice-Chairman of OPCW Technical Working Group on forensics
20-03-2018 | 00:00
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has asked Dr Ed van Zalen to take on the role of acting ...
NFI’s Zeno Geradts unanimously voted President-elect of the AAFS
12-03-2018 | 15:09
During the last conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) – from February 19 to 24, 2018 in Seattle - ...
Netherlands’ largest ever familial DNA investigation
29-01-2018 | 12:59
On Saturday 24 February a large-scale DNA investigation will be launched in an attempt to determine what happened to 11-year-old ...
DNA match in Milica van Doorn cold case
11-12-2017 | 08:57
On Saturday 9 December North Holland Police arrested a 47 year-old man from Zaandam in connection with the rape and violent death ...
Peter van den Elzen appointed acting General Manager of NFI
06-07-2017 | 15:21
Peter van den Elzen (b. 1952) has taken up his duties as acting General Manager of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). ...
The NFI delivers software to calculate evidential value
08-05-2017 | 16:47
Together with European forensic institutes and universities, the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has developed software that ...
Breakthrough in cold cases involving prostitute murders
24-04-2017 | 10:29
For the third time in the more than 30 cases where the DNA database was searched using the familial searching technique, a ...
CEO steps down to provide scope for the NFI
23-03-2017 | 10:44
Reinout Woittiez has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI).
Oldest DNA match in criminal case
28-02-2017 | 16:37
In the DNA database for criminal cases, the oldest DNA match ever was found at the end of 2016. It concerns a match between a DNA ...
Dutch police and NFI can make grab marks on clothes visible
27-02-2017 | 14:13
The Dutch police and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) are working together to make grab marks on clothes visible. The ...
NFI develops new method: analysis of fibre colours
20-02-2017 | 13:04
The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has developed a method to determine whether the colour of fibres at a crime scene ...