Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
The Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Istanbul University (LEMFOS) is an institute of higher learning that aims to teach the graduates of diverse disciplines,the forensic aspects of their fields. In doing so an interdisciplinary cooperation in a higher educational level is aimed to be reached, so that the legal system will maximally benefit of science. On this purpose, LEMFOS as the one and only institution giving master and PhD degrees in the field of Forensic Science in Turkey, is organized to three different departments, (Medical, Basic and Social Sciences) to enable students to explore a particular interest across several fields. To reach an advanced level of preparation, a wide range of instructors from different professional careers like criminalists, latent fingerprint analysts, questioned document examiners, coroners, and academicians constitute the staff of the institute.