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Director of the Department of Forensic Medicine 

 

Professor Niels Morling MD DMSc   

Director and chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine 

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

University of Copenhagen

Frederik V's Vej 11

DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Email:  mailto:niels.morling@sund.ku.dk

 


Born

1 September 1949


Current position

  • Director and chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Professor of Forensic Genetics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • Director of the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor of Forensic Genetics, University of Tromsø, Norway

Education and scientific qualifications

1975: Medical Doctor (MD)
1983: Doctor of Medical Science (dr.med.)
1984: GP license
1984: Specialist in clinical immunology
1989: Qualified as professor in forensic genetics, University of Copenhagen 
1989: Qualified as professor in clinical immunology, University of Copenhagen
1994: Qualified as professor in basic immunology, University of Copenhagen
2004:  Professor of forensic genetics, University of Copenhagen
2008: Called to a professorship of forensic genetics, University of Copenhagen
2009: Professor of forensic genetics, University of Tromsø, Norway
2012: Expert of Academic Advisory Board of Key Laboratory of Forensic Genetics, Ministry of Public Security, China

 


Positions

1972 - 1974: Teaching assistant, Department of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Copenhagen
1975 - 1989: Employed in departments of clinical immunology (tissue typing laboratories and blood banks) as registrar and senior registrar for 6 years and as research fellow for 5 years. Employment in medical sections for 2 years and short educational employment in sections of dermatology, venerology, surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics and psychiatri
1989 - now: Director of the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
2003 - now: Director of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
2004 - now: Professor of forensic genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
2009 - now: Professor of forensic genetics, University of Tromsø, Norway 


Present research

  • Genetics of physical traits in forensic medicine
  • Pharmacogenetics in forensic medicine 
  • SNPs for the forensic identification of persons
  • SNPs for genetic analysis of family relationships

Previos research

  • HLA tissue typing (doctorial thesis)
  • Basic genetics
  • Basic immunology
  • Clinical immunology
  • Disease associations

Teaching experience

  • Theoretical and practical education in teaching medicine
  • Since 1972, pre- and postgraduate teaching of
  • medical students
  • medical doctors
  • law students
  • graduate law practitioners
  • Research education of medical doctors and other academics
  • Evaluation of PhD and doctor of science theses

Past and present membership of editorial boards

  • FSI: Genetics
  • Forensic Science International
  • Scandinavian Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Aneal Internetjournal
  • Reviewer for a member of scientific journals
  • International Journal of Legal Medicine (resigned)
  • Journal of the Danish Medical Association (resigned) 

Scientific honorary posts

  • President of the International Society for Forensic Genetics 
  • Chairman of the English Speaking Working Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
  • Chairman of the European DNA Profiling Group
  • Former treasurer of the board of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
  • Member of the board of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
  • Member of the Norwegian Commission of Forensic Medicine
  • International liaison at the Parentage Testing Standards Program Unit of the Standards Program Committee of the American Association of Blod Banks
  • Former member of a number of law commissions under the Danish Ministry of Justice
  • Former chairman of the Danish Society for Clinical Immunology
  • Former member of a number of boards under the Danish Health Board and the Danish Ministry of Justice

Publications

  • First author or author of 43 original scientific articles
  • Co-author of 290 scientific articles

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