Dr. Bas KokshoornNetherlands

Principal Scientist
Netherlands Forensic Institute. The Hague

Bas Kokshoorn is a principal scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and is currently appointed professor in ‘Forensic Trace Dynamics’ at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Bas started his career at the NFI in 2008 and since then has submitted over 1,000 reports on forensic biology examinations and interpretations to the Dutch criminal justice system, as well as to international tribunals, and other jurisdictions in continental Europe, the UK, and Australia. His research interests are in forensic evidence interpretation, and in particular in the dynamics of biological traces and other particulate evidence. He (co-)authored dozens of publications on these topics, both peer-reviewed scientific papers and publications aimed at forensic professionals and the legal community. In 2023, together with professor Duncan Taylor (Flinders University and Forensic Science South Australia) he published a handbook on activity level evaluative reporting of biological traces (“Forensic DNA Trace Evidence Interpretation: Activity Level Propositions and Likelihood Ratios”).

A list of his scientific publications can be found here.