Section of Forensic Chemistry
Section of Forensic Chemistry is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The section is located at 11 Frederik V´s vej, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Phone: +45 35326105. Fax +45 35326085.
The Section of Forensic Chemistry in Copenhagen performs analyses for the Eastern part of Denmark (population about 2.5 mill) concerning forensic toxicological analyses in connection with autopsies and of living persons in connection with driving under the influence of drugs and narcotics as well as criminal offences. The section also performs blood alcohol measurements for the whole country (population of about 5.3 mill). The toxicological investigations include screening, identification and quantification of alcohol, drugs, narcotics and technical poisonings. Furthermore, effects/seizures received from the police and the juridical system are investigated for narcotics, drugs, and anabolic steroids.
The number of employees is about 40, which includes 20 scientists, 15 laboratory technicians, secretaries and IT staff. The analytical equipment is up to date and is mainly based on LC-MS/MS, GC/MS and several HPLC and GC systems.
The research and method development are concentrated on analysis of drugs and narcotics in biological forensic samples and in seizures of narcotics. Other areas of interest are drug metabolism and analyses in special matrices such as hair.
Kristian Linnet, Head of Section, Professor in Forensic Chemistry, MD, PhD.
Phone: +45 35326100. E-mail: email@example.com
Sys Stybe Johansen, Associate Professor, PhD, MSc. (pharm).
Phone: +45 35326241. E-mail: SSJ@forensic.ku.dk