Cluster: Security & Evidence

The Netherlands counts 1500 cold cases;1500 crimes unsolved. This research helps to reduce this number. The aim of the project is to investigate the possibility to obtain a DNA profile from cell material of odour cloths.  The project focuses on single cell research, more specifically isolating single cells and transferring them into a DNA profile, to eliminate the mixed profiles that occur quite often. Cells interact differently with different fabrics, so to find the most efficient way to isolate cells, tests are held on different fibres and structures.

In addition, for the further optimisation of the existing processes, a second research line will be explored. Research must be conducted into the possibilities of a lab-on-a-chip application.