Helmstorf, Germany

Chemistry in Forensic Science

online course
when 18 October 2021 - 26 October 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 299

Let’s connect to a streaming service and check what new uploads have been made. I can guarantee you in the last month, at least one of them related to true crime – either a documentary, a series or a movie based on true events. How come we’ve become so interested in forensic science? Well, according to some experts, people are drawn to true crime because not only are we fascinated with it but because it might have an evolutionary benefit. So, don’t worry – binge watching true crime shows only makes you a better person.

But how about knowing more than just the story? How about having the knowledge to understand, question and criticize evidence? Chemistry can help prove the guilt or innocence of a defendant in criminal law so understanding the chemical forensic principles is essential to transform you into a forensic science expert.

Course leader

Margarida Barroso is a doctoral postgraduate in stem cell bioengineering, with Honour Student Prizes and Abstract Scholarship Awards, and is an experienced high-school tutor.

Target group

Pre-university A-level students, IB Diploma Students and American / Canadian SAT students - but especially students of Chemistry and Biology and Undergraduate science students.

Course aim

By the end of the course, students will have a scientific understanding of biological sample analysis, blood spatter, how to determine time of death, ballistics, narcotics, and toxicology and their application to forensic science.

Fee info

EUR 299: plus 19% VAT